The Bua River runs through the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve..
Nkhotakota Wildlife ReserveLocated in central Malawi, the scenic Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve is the country’s oldest and least-developed protected area. And at 1,802km², it is also the largest.
Nkhotakota’s rugged terrain stretches from the Great Rift Valley in the west to a few kilometres short of Lake Malawi in the east. Some of Malawi’s main rivers flow through it on their way to the lake and numerous streams and waterfalls cascade into the reserve from the edge of the escarpment.
Most of the reserve is dominated by brachystegia and miombo woodland with little open ground, while tall grasses and areas of both evergreens and rainforest are particularly characteristic of the wetter parts of the plateau.
As a true wilderness area, Nkhotakota is particularly attractive to travellers who wish to enjoy walking safaris, canoeing and fishing.