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
Malawi Bird Page
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. (747k)
Sunset Nyika National Park
Sunset in the Nyika National Park. (534k)
Sunset Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve
Sunset in the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. (554k)
Lake Malawi
Lake Malawi. (918k)
Mount Mulanje
Mount Mulanje. (661k)
Mount Mulanje
Mount Mulanje. (748k)
Waterfall Mount Mulanje
Waterfall on Mount Mulanje. (716k)
Waterfall Mount Mulanje
Waterfall on Mount Mulanje. (1291k)
Wildlife Liwonde National Park
Wildlife in the Liwonde National Park. (840k)
Wildlife Liwonde National Park
Wildlife in the Liwonde National Park. (854k)
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. (1194k)
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. (1009k)
Hippopotamus amphibius
Wildlife in the Liwonde National Park with a Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie) on a mission. (729k)
Wildlife Liwonde National Park
Wildlife in the Liwonde National Park. (515k)
Evening Liwonde National Park
Evening in the Liwonde National Park with cormorant flying to their night roost. (416k)
Sunset Liwonde National Park
Sunset in the Liwonde National Park. (804k)
Williams Fall Zomba
Williams Fall near Zomba. (1303k)
Around Zomba Forests Burning
Around Zomba, forests were burning everywhere. Some was deliberate, others were accidental. (719k)
Forests Burning Everywhere
Forests were burning everywhere. (537k)

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. (1159k)
Small Termite Mound Soil
Small termite mound. The soil there didn't support the usual higher termite mounds. (1352k)
Lots Termite Mounds Liwonde
Lots of termite mounds in Liwonde National Park. (732k)
Termite Mound All Lean
Termite mound. They all lean in the same direction. It is not clear why this is the case. (800k)
Termite Mound Right Next
Termite mound right next to a local house. (1190k)
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. (1165k)
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". (550k)
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. (990k)
Antlion Larva Traps
Antlion larva traps. (1294k)
Myrmeleontidae gen.
Antlion larva (Myrmeleontidae gen., german: Ameisenjungfern, french: Fourmilions). (601k)
Kinds Insect Dancing Water
This were some kinds of insect dancing on the water surface. (740k)
Ground Wasp
Ground wasp. (793k)
Ground Wasp
Ground wasp. (1093k)
Wasps Nesting Tree Trunk
Wasps nesting in a tree trunk. (807k)
Trombidiidae gen.
Red Velvet Mite (Trombidiidae gen.). (877k)
Large Grasshopper
Large grasshopper. (1064k)
Millipede
Millipede. (931k)
Caterpillar
Caterpillar. (1261k)
Neptis kiriakoffi
Kiriakoff's Sailer butterfly (Neptis kiriakoffi). (761k)
Papilio nireus lyaeus
Greenband Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio nireus lyaeus). (677k)
Papilio nireus lyaeus
Greenband Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio nireus lyaeus). (634k)
Trachylepis margaritifera
Blue-tailed Skink (Trachylepis margaritifera). (795k)
Trachylepis striata
African Striped Skink (Trachylepis striata). (740k)
Pelusios sinuatus
Serrated Hinged Terrapins (Pelusios sinuatus). (1080k)
Pelusios sinuatus
Serrated Hinged Terrapin (Pelusios sinuatus). (1200k)
Varanus niloticus
Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus, german: Nilwaran, french: Varan du Nil). (1052k)
Petrodromus tetradactylus
Four-toed Elephant Shrew (Petrodromus tetradactylus, german: Rüsselratte, french: Pétrodrome à quatre orteils). (881k)
Paraxerus cepapi
Smith's Bush Squirrel (Paraxerus cepapi, german: Smith-Buschhörnchen). (751k)
Lepus saxatilis
Scrub Hare (Lepus saxatilis, german: Buschhase, french: Lièvre des buissons). It is endemic to Southern Africa. (816k)
Chlorocebus pygerythrus
Female Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus, german: Südliche Grünmeerkatze, french: Vervet bleu) with baby. (1147k)
Chlorocebus pygerythrus
Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus, german: Südliche Grünmeerkatze, french: Vervet bleu) with blue balls. (828k)
Chlorocebus pygerythrus
Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus, german: Südliche Grünmeerkatze, french: Vervet bleu). (663k)
Papio cynocephalus
Yellow Baboon (Papio cynocephalus, german: Steppenpavian, french: Babouin jaune). This is the smallest of the Baboon species. (1.9M)
Papio cynocephalus
Male Yellow Baboon (Papio cynocephalus, german: Steppenpavian, french: Babouin jaune). (1311k)
Papio cynocephalus
Yellow Baboon perched (Papio cynocephalus, german: Steppenpavian, french: Babouin jaune) on a termite mound. (585k)
Yellow Baboon Carrying Fruit
Yellow Baboon carrying the fruit of an African Fan Palm. (888k)
Papio cynocephalus
Grooming Yellow Baboons (Papio cynocephalus, german: Steppenpavian, french: Babouin jaune) with a baby on the left. (1245k)
Sylvicapra grimmia orbicularis
Female Mozambique Common Duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia orbicularis, german: Kronenducker, french: Céphalophe de Grimm). (860k)
Sylvicapra grimmia orbicularis
Male Mozambique Common Duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia orbicularis, german: Kronenducker, french: Céphalophe de Grimm). (477k)
Aepyceros melampus melampus
Female Common Impala (Aepyceros melampus melampus, german: Schwarzfersenantilope, french: Impala). Note the "M" marking on their tail, lion's fast food  :-) (1179k)
Aepyceros melampus melampus
Male Common Impala (Aepyceros melampus melampus, german: Schwarzfersenantilope, french: Impala). (1469k)
Aepyceros melampus melampus
Male Common Impala (Aepyceros melampus melampus, german: Schwarzfersenantilope, french: Impala). (1.9M)
Tragelaphus scriptus sylvaticus
Female Southern Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus sylvaticus, french: Guib harnaché). (2.4M)
Tragelaphus scriptus sylvaticus
Male Southern Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus sylvaticus, french: Guib harnaché). (948k)
Tragelaphus scriptus sylvaticus
Mating Southern Bushbucks (Tragelaphus scriptus sylvaticus, french: Guib harnaché). (1437k)
Redunca arundinum occidentalis
Female Northern Common Reedbuck (Redunca arundinum occidentalis, german: Großriedbock). (815k)
Redunca arundinum occidentalis
Male Northern Common Reedbuck (Redunca arundinum occidentalis, german: Großriedbock). (657k)
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". (1136k)
Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii
Southern Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère). (1302k)
Kobus ellipsiprymnus ellipsiprymnus
Female Ringed Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus ellipsiprymnus, german: Ellipsen-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant) and young. (1330k)
Kobus ellipsiprymnus ellipsiprymnus
Male Ringed Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus ellipsiprymnus, german: Ellipsen-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant). (1219k)
Hippotragus equinus equinus
Southern Roan Antelopes (Hippotragus equinus equinus, german: Pferdeantilope), the left one is the male (with thicker horns), the other female. (534k)
Hippotragus equinus equinus
Southern Roan Antelopes (Hippotragus equinus equinus, german: Pferdeantilope) grazing under water. (610k)
Hippotragus equinus equinus
Southern Roan Antelopes (Hippotragus equinus equinus, german: Pferdeantilope), the one in front is the male (with thicker horns), the other two are female. (550k)
Hippotragus equinus equinus
Male Southern Roan Antelope (Hippotragus equinus equinus, german: Pferdeantilope). (973k)
Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros
Female Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (822k)
Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros
Young male Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (899k)
Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros
Browsing male Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (936k)
Equus quagga crawshayi
Male Crawshay's Zebra (Equus quagga crawshayi, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre de Crawshay). (1029k)
Taurotragus oryx livingstonii
Large herd of Livingstone's Eland (Taurotragus oryx livingstonii, german: Elenantilope, french: Éland). (658k)
Taurotragus oryx livingstonii
Herd of Livingstone's Eland (Taurotragus oryx livingstonii, german: Elenantilope, french: Éland). (834k)
Hippos Resting Water
Hippos resting in the water. (770k)
Hippopotamus amphibius
Grazing Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie). (1030k)
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 ssp. ibis (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (875k)
Hippopotamus amphibius
Wallowing Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie). (811k)
Hippo Bones
Hippo bones. (994k)
Loxodonta africana
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). (1036k)
Loxodonta africana
African Bush Elephant herd (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). (854k)
Loxodonta africana
Drinking African Bush Elephant herd (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). (989k)
Loxodonta africana
Drinking African Bush Elephant family (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). (1100k)
Drinking Baby Elephant
Drinking baby elephant. (956k)
Baby Elephant
Baby elephant. (1065k)
Feeding Elephant Reaching High
Feeding elephant reaching high up into the tree. (1.5M)
Close-up Feeding Elephant
Close-up of feeding elephant. (1003k)
Elephant Scratching Itch
Elephant scratching an itch. (1147k)
Elephant Covering Itself Mud
Elephant covering itself with mud. (1208k)
Elephant Screaming
This elephant was screaming at us. (1319k)
Elephants Enjoying Bath
Elephants enjoying a bath. (686k)
Crocodylus niloticus cowiei
Southern African Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus cowiei, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil). (900k)
Crocodylus niloticus cowiei
Southern African Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus cowiei, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil). (953k)
Walking Southern African Crocodiles
Walking Southern African Crocodiles. (1133k)
Southern African Crocodiles Feeding
Southern African Crocodiles feeding on a carcass. (678k)
Close-up Southern African Crocodile
Close-up of a Southern African Crocodile. (1245k)
Panthera pardus pardus
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard d'Afrique). (883k)
Panthera pardus pardus
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard d'Afrique). (890k)

Movie

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. (1223k)
Airplants
Airplants. (989k)
Pteridium aquilinum capense
Invasive Southern Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum capense, german: Adlerfarn). All the light green areas are covered with the invasive fern. (896k)
Pteridium aquilinum capense
Invasive Southern Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum capense, german: Adlerfarn) growing fast in a recently burned area. (1102k)
Pteridium aquilinum capense
Invasive Southern Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum capense, german: Adlerfarn) growing fast in a recently burned area. (972k)
Plant
Plant. (748k)
Pontederia crassipes
Water Hyacinth (Pontederia crassipes, german: Dickstielige Wasserhyazinthe, french: Jacinthe d'eau). (940k)
Euphorbia milii
Christ Plant (Euphorbia milii, german: Christusdorn, french: Couronne d'épines). (644k)
Flower
Flower. (588k)
Flower
Flower. (1356k)
Flower
Flower. (1000k)
Flower
Flower. (1.6M)
Flower
Flower. (1014k)
Flower
Flower. (759k)
Flower
Flower. (550k)
Flowers
Flowers. (1328k)
Flower
Flower. (638k)
Dolichos oliveri
Dolichos (Dolichos oliveri). (894k)
Polygala sp.
Milkwort (Polygala sp., german: Kreuzblumen). (871k)
Hypoxis angustifolia
Hypoxis angustifolia (Hypoxis angustifolia, french: Étoile jaune). (746k)
Justicia sp.
Justicia (Justicia sp.). (850k)
Selago thomsonii
Selago thomsonii (Selago thomsonii). (561k)
Cycnium adonense
White Ink Flower (Cycnium adonense). (628k)
Pentanisia sp.
Pentanisia (Pentanisia sp.). (1473k)
Gnidia kraussiana
Gnidia Kraussiana (Gnidia kraussiana). (1221k)
Gnidia kraussiana
Close-up of Gnidia Kraussiana (Gnidia kraussiana). (656k)
Artemisia sp.
Artemisia (Artemisia sp., french: Armoise). (1138k)
Tree Cabbage Plant Grows
Tree cabbage. This plant grows on trees, but does not harm the tree. (1006k)
Python Vine
Python Vine. (1248k)
Delonix regia
Flamboyant Tree (Delonix regia, german: Flammenbaum, french: Flamboyant). (915k)
Flowering Tree
Flowering tree. (1322k)
Flowering Tree
Flowering tree. (1447k)
Flowering Tree
Flowering tree. (1142k)
Tree Growing Fallen Tree
A tree growing on another fallen tree. (1069k)
Hagenia abyssinica
African Redwood (Hagenia abyssinica, german: Kosobaum, french: Kousso). (1392k)
Khaya anthotheca
White Mahogany (Khaya anthotheca). (1290k)
Blood Tree
Blood Tree. (1183k)
Bark Blood Tree
Bark of the Blood Tree. (1.5M)
Brachystegia manga
Mukongolo (Brachystegia manga). (1009k)
Brachystegia longifolia
Mubombo (Brachystegia longifolia). (1028k)
Piliostigma thonningii
Camel's Foot Tree (Piliostigma thonningii). (1172k)
Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia
Kudu Berry Tree (Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia). (1226k)
Kudu Berry Fruit
Kudu Berry fruit. (1343k)
Baboon Orange Tree
Baboon Orange Tree. (1118k)
Bush Wheel Tree
Bush Wheel Tree. (1133k)
Bush Wheel Tree Fruit
Bush Wheel Tree fruit. (1100k)
Jacaranda mimosifolia
Blue Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia, german: Palisanderholzbaum, french: Flamboyant bleu) lining the street. (931k)
Delonix regia
Flamboyant Tree (Delonix regia, german: Flammenbaum, french: Flamboyant). (934k)
Sterculia africana
African Star Chestnut (Sterculia africana). (977k)
Vachellia xanthophloea
Forest of Yellow Fever Trees (Vachellia xanthophloea, german: Gelbrinden-Akazie, french: Arbre à fièvre). (904k)
Vachellia xanthophloea
Yellow Fever Tree (Vachellia xanthophloea, german: Gelbrinden-Akazie, french: Arbre à fièvre). (778k)
Vachellia abyssinica
Flat Top Acacia (Vachellia abyssinica). (966k)
Kigelia africana
Sausage Tree (Kigelia africana, german: Leberwurstbaum, french: Arbre à saucisses). (1176k)
Kigelia africana
Sausage Tree fruits (Kigelia africana, german: Leberwurstbaum, french: Arbre à saucisses). (766k)
Borassus aethiopum
African Fan Palm (Borassus aethiopum, german: Äthiopische Palmyrapalme, french: Palmier rônier). (602k)
Borassus aethiopum
African Fan Palm (Borassus aethiopum, german: Äthiopische Palmyrapalme, french: Palmier rônier). (1187k)
Adansonia digitata
African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain) and Tree Euphorbia (Euphorbia ingens). (870k)
Adansonia digitata
African Baobabs (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain). (1316k)
Adansonia digitata
Big African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain). (746k)
Adansonia digitata
Flowers of the African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain). (776k)

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