Chelinda Lodge, Nyika, Malawi

Chelinda Lodge is a Classic Camp

Wildlife at Chelinda Lodge

Nyika National Park harbours important populations of roan, eland, Crawshay's zebra, southern reedbuck, bushbuck, warthog, spotted hyaena and side-striped jackal. Elephant are occasionally spotted, with leopard often seen in the daytime owing to the temperate climate.

About 400 bird species occur in Nyika. Some specials include augur buzzard, blue swallow (seasonal) and Denham's bustard. Nyika is a botanists' delight with masses of wild alpine flowers including 11 localised orchid species, exquisite dieramas, gladioli, protea and kniphofia.


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Latest Chelinda Lodge Album

Submitted by: Chris Roche, Jan 7, 2013

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Latest News From Chelinda Lodge

  • Chelinda Camp and Lodge – December 2013
    Dec 31, 2013

    Fantastic elephant sightings at Chelinda Camp and Lodge with leopard also seen in the evenings

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  • Chelinda Camp and Lodge – November 2013
    Nov 30, 2013

    Excellent wildlife viewing at Chelinda Camp and Lodge, with a number of exciting daytime leopard sightings!

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  • Chelinda Lodge - June 2013
    Jul 31, 2013

    Game has been sparse as animals look for better grazing. There is concentration of some game like roan antelope and zebras in some burnt patches, probably licking the salty-tasting ash patches, a favourite for all. Lots of roan with...

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A Quote From Our Guests

“ Nyika NP is stunningly beautiful - European highlands with African wildlife. Green rolling hills, rocky outcrops, patches of woodland, an abundance of wildflowers - and lots of animals ”
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Reviewed by: LifeThroughALens, 2012.05.27