Malawi has some interesting landscapes, like Mount Mulanje, but not many. Wildlife is nice, but not as exceptional as in Namibia or Tanzania. There were a lot of wildflowers everywhere. The most interesting were the large herds of Eland antelopes, I had not seen them in such large numbers before.

I did not stay long on Lake Malawi. Lake Malawi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Pictures of birds in Malawi and other nature pages are separate:

Birds in Malawi
Bird Page for Malawi
Nature Pages
Other Nature Pages

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Landscapes in Malawi

View Over Nyika National
View over Nyika National Park. Many of the fires are set by poachers. (763k)
Sunset Nyika National Park
Sunset in the Nyika National Park. (535k)
Sunset Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve
Sunset in the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. (543k)
Lake Malawi
Lake Malawi. (953k)
Mount Mulanje
Mount Mulanje. (676k)
Mount Mulanje
Mount Mulanje. (770k)
Waterfall Mount Mulanje
Waterfall on Mount Mulanje. (734k)
Waterfall Mount Mulanje
Waterfall on Mount Mulanje. (1349k)
Wildlife Liwonde National Park
Wildlife in the Liwonde National Park. (864k)
Wildlife Liwonde National Park
Wildlife in the Liwonde National Park. (877k)
Yellow Baboon (Papio cynocephalus)
Wildlife in the Liwonde National Park, Yellow Baboons (Papio cynocephalus, german: Steppenpavian, french: Babouin jaune), left, and Northern Spur-winged Geese (Plectropterus gambensis gambensis, german: Sporngans, french: Oie-armée de Gambie), right. (1230k)
Ringed Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus ellipsiprymnus)
Wildlife in the Liwonde National Park, male Ringed Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus ellipsiprymnus, german: Ellipsen-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant), left, and Southern African Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus cowiei, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil), front. (1046k)
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)
Wildlife in the Liwonde National Park with a Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie) on a mission. (741k)
Wildlife Liwonde National Park
Wildlife in the Liwonde National Park. (525k)
Evening Liwonde National Park
Evening in the Liwonde National Park with cormorant flying to their night roost. (418k)
Sunset Liwonde National Park
Sunset in the Liwonde National Park. (845k)
Williams Fall Zomba
Williams Fall near Zomba. (1355k)
Around Zomba Forests Burning
Around Zomba, forests were burning everywhere. Some was deliberate, others were accidental. (733k)
Forests Burning Everywhere
Forests were burning everywhere. (546k)

Fauna in Malawi

Small Vertical Tubes Only
Small vertical tubes. They were only about 3-5 cm (1.2-2.0") high, out of mud. I don't know what made them. (1220k)
Small Termite Mound Soil
Small termite mound. The soil there didn't support the usual higher termite mounds. (1453k)
Lots Termite Mounds Liwonde
Lots of termite mounds in Liwonde National Park. (755k)
Termite Mound All Lean
Termite mound. They all lean in the same direction. It is not clear why this is the case. (814k)
Termite Mound Right Next
Termite mound right next to a local house. (1251k)
Tree Ant Nests Dark
Tree with ant nests. The dark spots throughout the tree are ant nests, where ants form a nest out of the leaves of the tree. (1215k)
Close-up Nests Ants Somehow
Close-up of one of the nests. These ants somehow bend the leaves of the tree and form a nest. My guide called them "terra ants". (570k)
Matabele Ant (Megaponera analis)
Raiding party of Matabele Ants (Megaponera analis, french: Fourmi Matabele). They go out in such a group of a few hundred ants, find a termite mound and break in, kill the termites and carry them back to their colony for food. (1019k)
Antlion Larva Traps
Antlion larva traps. (1382k)
Antlion (Myrmeleontidae gen.)
Antlion larva (Myrmeleontidae gen., german: Ameisenjungfern, french: Fourmilions). (609k)
Kinds Insect Dancing Water
This were some kinds of insect dancing on the water surface. (740k)
Spider Wasp (Pompilidae gen.)
Spider Wasp (Pompilidae gen., german: Wegwespen, french: Pompiles). (796k)
Carebara (Carebara sp.)
Ants (Carebara sp.). (1123k)
Wasps Nesting Tree Trunk
Wasps nesting in a tree trunk. (838k)
Giant Velvet Mite (Dinothrombium sp.)
Giant Velvet Mite (Dinothrombium sp.). (882k)
Garden Locust (Acanthacris ruficornis)
Garden Locust (Acanthacris ruficornis). (1112k)
Round-backed Millipede (Juliformia ord.)
Round-backed Millipede (Juliformia ord.). (955k)
Caterpillar
Caterpillar. (1366k)
Sailer (Neptis sp.)
Sailer butterfly (Neptis sp., german: Edelfalter:Genus). (766k)
Green-banded Swallowtail ssp. lyaeus (Papilio nireus lyaeus)
Green-banded Swallowtail ssp. lyaeus butterfly (Papilio nireus lyaeus). (691k)
Green-banded Swallowtail ssp. lyaeus (Papilio nireus lyaeus)
Green-banded Swallowtail ssp. lyaeus butterfly (Papilio nireus lyaeus). (648k)
Rainbow Skink (Trachylepis margaritifera)
Rainbow Skink (Trachylepis margaritifera). (803k)
African Striped Skink (Trachylepis striata)
African Striped Skink (Trachylepis striata). (748k)
Serrated Hinged Terrapin (Pelusios sinuatus)
Serrated Hinged Terrapins (Pelusios sinuatus). (1124k)
Serrated Hinged Terrapin (Pelusios sinuatus)
Serrated Hinged Terrapin (Pelusios sinuatus). (1254k)
Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus)
Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus, german: Nilwaran, french: Varan du Nil). (1089k)
Four-toed Elephant Shrew (Petrodromus tetradactylus)
Four-toed Elephant Shrew (Petrodromus tetradactylus, german: Rüsselratte, french: Pétrodrome à quatre orteils). (920k)
Smith's Bush Squirrel (Paraxerus cepapi)
Smith's Bush Squirrel (Paraxerus cepapi, german: Smith-Buschhörnchen). (758k)
African Savanna Hare (Lepus victoriae)
African Savanna Hare (Lepus victoriae). (849k)
Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus)
Female Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus, german: Südliche Grünmeerkatze, french: Vervet bleu) with baby. (1185k)
Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus)
Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus, german: Südliche Grünmeerkatze, french: Vervet bleu) with blue balls. (856k)
Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus)
Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus, german: Südliche Grünmeerkatze, french: Vervet bleu). (697k)
Yellow Baboon (Papio cynocephalus)
Yellow Baboon (Papio cynocephalus, german: Steppenpavian, french: Babouin jaune). This is the smallest of the Baboon species. (2M)
Yellow Baboon (Papio cynocephalus)
Male Yellow Baboon (Papio cynocephalus, german: Steppenpavian, french: Babouin jaune). (1357k)
Yellow Baboon (Papio cynocephalus)
Yellow Baboon perched (Papio cynocephalus, german: Steppenpavian, french: Babouin jaune) on a termite mound. (592k)
Yellow Baboon Carrying Fruit
Yellow Baboon carrying the fruit of an African Fan Palm. (954k)
Yellow Baboon (Papio cynocephalus)
Grooming Yellow Baboons (Papio cynocephalus, german: Steppenpavian, french: Babouin jaune) with a baby on the left. (1320k)
Mozambique Common Duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia orbicularis)
Female Mozambique Common Duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia orbicularis, german: Kronenducker, french: Céphalophe de Grimm). (913k)
Mozambique Common Duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia orbicularis)
Male Mozambique Common Duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia orbicularis, german: Kronenducker, french: Céphalophe de Grimm). (488k)
Common Impala (Aepyceros melampus melampus)
Female Common Impalas (Aepyceros melampus melampus, german: Schwarzfersen­antilope, french: Impala). Note the "M" marking on their tail, lion's fast food  :-) (1239k)
Common Impala (Aepyceros melampus melampus)
Male Common Impala (Aepyceros melampus melampus, german: Schwarzfersen­antilope, french: Impala). (1476k)
Common Impala (Aepyceros melampus melampus)
Male Common Impala (Aepyceros melampus melampus, german: Schwarzfersen­antilope, french: Impala). (1.9M)
Chobe Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus ornatus)
Female Chobe Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus ornatus, german: Buschbock, french: Guib harnaché). (2.4M)
Chobe Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus ornatus)
Male Chobe Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus ornatus, german: Buschbock, french: Guib harnaché). (959k)
Chobe Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus ornatus)
Mating Chobe Bushbucks (Tragelaphus scriptus ornatus, german: Buschbock, french: Guib harnaché). (1500k)
Northern Common Reedbuck (Redunca arundinum occidentalis)
Female Northern Common Reedbuck (Redunca arundinum occidentalis, german: Großriedbock, french: Grand cobe des roseaux). (817k)
Northern Common Reedbuck (Redunca arundinum occidentalis)
Male Northern Common Reedbuck (Redunca arundinum occidentalis, german: Großriedbock, french: Grand cobe des roseaux). (666k)
Southern Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii)
Southern Warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère), and male Ringed Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus ellipsiprymnus, german: Ellipsen-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant) with the characteristic "toilet seat". (1176k)
Southern Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii)
Southern Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère). (1333k)
Ringed Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus ellipsiprymnus)
Female Ringed Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus ellipsiprymnus, german: Ellipsen-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant) and young. (1375k)
Ringed Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus ellipsiprymnus)
Male Ringed Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus ellipsiprymnus, german: Ellipsen-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant). (1277k)
Southern Roan Antelope (Hippotragus equinus equinus)
Southern Roan Antelopes (Hippotragus equinus equinus, german: Pferdeantilope, french: Antilope rouanne), the left one is the male (with thicker horns), the other female. (537k)
Southern Roan Antelope (Hippotragus equinus equinus)
Southern Roan Antelopes (Hippotragus equinus equinus, german: Pferdeantilope, french: Antilope rouanne) grazing under water. (623k)
Southern Roan Antelope (Hippotragus equinus equinus)
Southern Roan Antelopes (Hippotragus equinus equinus, german: Pferdeantilope, french: Antilope rouanne), the one in front is the male (with thicker horns), the other two are female. (566k)
Southern Roan Antelope (Hippotragus equinus equinus)
Male Southern Roan Antelope (Hippotragus equinus equinus, german: Pferdeantilope, french: Antilope rouanne). (975k)
Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros)
Female Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (848k)
Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros)
Young male Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (932k)
Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros)
Browsing male Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (985k)
Crawshay's Zebra (Equus quagga crawshayi)
Male Crawshay's Zebra (Equus quagga crawshayi, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre de Crawshay). (1041k)
Livingstone's Eland (Taurotragus oryx livingstonii)
Large herd of Livingstone's Elands (Taurotragus oryx livingstonii, german: Elenantilope, french: Éland). (659k)
Livingstone's Eland (Taurotragus oryx livingstonii)
Herd of Livingstone's Elands (Taurotragus oryx livingstonii, german: Elenantilope, french: Éland). (854k)
Hippos Resting Water
Hippos resting in the water. (782k)
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)
Grazing Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie). (1051k)
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)
Grazing Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie) with Yellow-billed Oxpeckers (Buphagus africanus, german: Gelbschnabel-Madenhacker, french: Piquebœuf à bec jaune) and a Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (897k)
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)
Wallowing Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie). (836k)
Hippo Bones
Hippo bones. (1042k)
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
African Bush Elephant mother with baby (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). (1071k)
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
African Bush Elephant herd (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). (882k)
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Drinking African Bush Elephant herd (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). (1020k)
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Drinking African Bush Elephant family (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). (1133k)
Drinking Baby Elephant
Drinking baby elephant. (994k)
Baby Elephant
Baby elephant. (1101k)
Feeding Elephant Reaching High
Feeding elephant reaching high up into the tree. (1.6M)
Close-up Feeding Elephant
Close-up of feeding elephant. (1062k)
Male Elephant Scratching Itch
Male Elephant scratching an itch. (1187k)
Elephant Covering Itself Mud
Elephant covering itself with mud. (1262k)
Elephant Screaming
This elephant was screaming at us. (1370k)
Elephants Enjoying Bath
Elephants enjoying a bath. (692k)
Southern African Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus cowiei)
Southern African Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus cowiei, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil). (956k)
Southern African Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus cowiei)
Southern African Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus cowiei, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil). (995k)
Southern African Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus cowiei)
Walking Southern African Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus cowiei, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil). (1186k)
Southern African Crocodiles Feeding
Southern African Crocodiles feeding on a carcass. (685k)
Close-up Southern African Crocodile
Close-up of a Southern African Crocodile. (1246k)
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus)
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard d'Afrique). (889k)
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus)
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard d'Afrique). (917k)

Movie

African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
African Bush Elephants play-fighting in the water (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). (37M)

Flora in Malawi

Lichen
Lichen. (1293k)
Airplants
Airplants. (1038k)
Southern Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum capense)
Invasive Southern Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum capense, german: Adlerfarn, french: Fougère aigle). All the light green areas are covered with the invasive fern. (940k)
Southern Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum capense)
Invasive Southern Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum capense, german: Adlerfarn, french: Fougère aigle) growing fast in a recently burned area. (1131k)
Southern Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum capense)
Invasive Southern Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum capense, german: Adlerfarn, french: Fougère aigle) growing fast in a recently burned area. (1001k)
Plant
Plant. (771k)
Common Water Hyacinth (Pontederia crassipes)
Common Water Hyacinth (Pontederia crassipes, german: Dickstielige Wasserhyazinthe, french: Jacinthe d'eau). (996k)
Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii)
Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii, german: Christusdorn, french: Couronne d'épines). (671k)
Flower
Flower. (599k)
Flower
Flower. (1446k)
Flower
Flower. (1095k)
Flower
Flower. (1.7M)
Flower
Flower. (1075k)
Flower
Flower. (801k)
Flower
Flower. (555k)
Flowers
Flowers. (1390k)
Flower
Flower. (656k)
Dolichos (Dolichos oliveri)
Dolichos (Dolichos oliveri). (964k)
Milkwort (Polygala sp.)
Milkwort (Polygala sp., german: Kreuzblumen). (932k)
Narrow Stargrass (Hypoxis angustifolia)
Narrow Stargrass (Hypoxis angustifolia, french: Étoile jaune). (799k)
Justicia (Justicia sp.)
Justicia (Justicia sp., german: Akanthusgewächse:Genus). (894k)
Selago thomsonii (Selago thomsonii)
Selago thomsonii (Selago thomsonii). (575k)
White Ink Flower (Cycnium adonense)
White Ink Flower (Cycnium adonense). (664k)
Pentanisia (Pentanisia sp.)
Pentanisia (Pentanisia sp.). (1.5M)
Yellowhead Curryflower (Gnidia kraussiana)
Yellowhead Curryflower (Gnidia kraussiana). (1297k)
Yellowhead Curryflower (Gnidia kraussiana)
Close-up of Yellowhead Curryflower (Gnidia kraussiana). (688k)
Artemisia (Artemisia sp.)
Artemisia (Artemisia sp., french: Armoise). (1172k)
Tree Cabbage Plant Grows
Tree cabbage. This plant grows on trees, but does not harm the tree. (1053k)
Python Vine
Python Vine. (1338k)
Flamboyant Tree (Delonix regia)
Flamboyant Tree (Delonix regia, german: Flammenbaum, french: Flamboyant). (958k)
Flowering Tree
Flowering tree. (1409k)
Flowering Tree
Flowering tree. (1.5M)
Flowering Tree
Flowering tree. (1222k)
Tree Growing Fallen Tree
A tree growing on another fallen tree. (1119k)
African Redwood (Hagenia abyssinica)
African Redwood (Hagenia abyssinica, german: Kosobaum, french: Kousso). (1439k)
Red Mahogany (Khaya anthotheca)
Red Mahogany (Khaya anthotheca). (1356k)
Blood Tree
Blood Tree. (1245k)
Bark Blood Tree
Bark of the Blood Tree. (1.6M)
Mukongolo (Brachystegia manga)
Mukongolo (Brachystegia manga). (1060k)
Mubombo (Brachystegia longifolia)
Mubombo (Brachystegia longifolia). (1073k)
Camel's Foot Monkeybread (Piliostigma thonningii)
Camel's Foot Monkeybread (Piliostigma thonningii). (1229k)
Kudu Berry Tree (Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia)
Kudu Berry Tree (Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia). (1289k)
Kudu Berry Fruit
Kudu Berry fruit. (1430k)
Baboon Orange Tree
Baboon Orange Tree. (1185k)
Bush Wheel Tree
Bush Wheel Tree. (1202k)
Bush Wheel Tree Fruit
Bush Wheel Tree fruit. (1170k)
Blue Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia)
Blue Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia, german: Palisanderholz­baum, french: Flamboyant bleu) lining the street. (954k)
Flamboyant Tree (Delonix regia)
Flamboyant Tree (Delonix regia, german: Flammenbaum, french: Flamboyant). (976k)
African Star Chestnut (Sterculia africana)
African Star Chestnut (Sterculia africana). (1027k)
Yellow Fever Tree (Vachellia xanthophloea)
Forest of Yellow Fever Trees (Vachellia xanthophloea, german: Gelbrinden-Akazie, french: Arbre à fièvre). (936k)
Yellow Fever Tree (Vachellia xanthophloea)
Yellow Fever Tree (Vachellia xanthophloea, german: Gelbrinden-Akazie, french: Arbre à fièvre). (790k)
Flat Top Acacia (Vachellia abyssinica)
Flat Top Acacia (Vachellia abyssinica). (1002k)
Sausage Tree (Kigelia africana)
Sausage Tree (Kigelia africana, german: Leberwurstbaum, french: Arbre à saucisses). (1217k)
Sausage Tree (Kigelia africana)
Sausage Tree fruits (Kigelia africana, german: Leberwurstbaum, french: Arbre à saucisses). (795k)
African Fan Palm (Borassus aethiopum)
African Fan Palm (Borassus aethiopum, german: Äthiopische Palmyrapalme, french: Borasse d'Éthiopie). (617k)
African Fan Palm (Borassus aethiopum)
African Fan Palm (Borassus aethiopum, german: Äthiopische Palmyrapalme, french: Borasse d'Éthiopie). (1238k)
African Baobab (Adansonia digitata)
African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain) and Naboom (Euphorbia ingens). (906k)
African Baobab (Adansonia digitata)
African Baobabs (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain). (1372k)
African Baobab (Adansonia digitata)
Big African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain). (770k)
African Baobab (Adansonia digitata)
Flowers of the African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain). (826k)

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