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 Spur-winged Geese (Plectropterus gambensis, german: Sporngans, french: Oie-armée de Gambie), right. (1194k)
Kobus ellipsiprymnus
Wildlife in the Liwonde National Park, male Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus, german: Ellipsen-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant), left, and Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus, 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
African Blue-banded Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio nireus). (677k)
Papilio nireus
African Blue-banded Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio nireus). (634k)
Trachylepis margaritifera
Blue-tailed Skink (Trachylepis margaritifera). (795k)
Trachylepis striata
African Striped Skink (Trachylepis striata). (740k)
Elephantulus fuscus
Dusky Elephant Shrew (Elephantulus fuscus, german: Dunkle Elefantenspitzmaus). (881k)
Pelusios sinuatus
Serrated Hinged Terrapins (Pelusios sinuatus). (1080k)
Pelusios sinuatus
Serrated Hinged Terrapin (Pelusios sinuatus). (1200k)
Varanus salvator
Water Monitor (Varanus salvator, german: Bindenwaran, french: Varan malais). (1052k)
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
Female Common Duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia, german: Kronenducker, french: Céphalophe de Grimm). (860k)
Sylvicapra grimmia
Male Common Duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia, german: Kronenducker, french: Céphalophe de Grimm). (477k)
Aepyceros melampus
Female Impala (Aepyceros melampus, german: Schwarzfersenantilope, french: Impala). Note the "M" marking on their tail, lion's fast food  :-) (1179k)
Aepyceros melampus
Male Impala (Aepyceros melampus, german: Schwarzfersenantilope, french: Impala). (1469k)
Aepyceros melampus
Male Impala (Aepyceros melampus, german: Schwarzfersenantilope, french: Impala). (1.9M)
Tragelaphus scriptus
Female Kéwel Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus, french: Guib harnaché). (2.4M)
Tragelaphus scriptus
Male Kéwel Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus, french: Guib harnaché). (948k)
Tragelaphus scriptus
Mating Kéwel Bushbucks (Tragelaphus scriptus, french: Guib harnaché). (1437k)
Redunca arundinum
Female Southern Reedbuck (Redunca arundinum, german: Großriedbock, french: Grand cobe des roseaux). (815k)
Redunca arundinum
Male Southern Reedbuck (Redunca arundinum, german: Großriedbock, french: Grand cobe des roseaux). (657k)
Phacochoerus africanus
Warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus, german: Warzenschwein), and male Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus, german: Ellipsen-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant) with the characteristic "toilet seat". (1136k)
Phacochoerus africanus
Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus, german: Warzenschwein). (1302k)
Kobus ellipsiprymnus
Female Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus, german: Ellipsen-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant) and young. (1330k)
Kobus ellipsiprymnus
Male Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus, german: Ellipsen-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant). (1219k)
Hippotragus equinus
Roan Antelopes (Hippotragus equinus, german: Pferdeantilope, french: Antilope rouanne), the left one is the male (with thicker horns), the other female. (534k)
Hippotragus equinus
Roan Antelopes (Hippotragus equinus, german: Pferdeantilope, french: Antilope rouanne) grazing under water. (610k)
Hippotragus equinus
Roan Antelopes (Hippotragus equinus, german: Pferdeantilope, french: Antilope rouanne), the one in front is the male (with thicker horns), the other two are female. (550k)
Hippotragus equinus
Male Roan Antelope (Hippotragus equinus, german: Pferdeantilope, french: Antilope rouanne). (973k)
Tragelaphus strepsiceros
Female Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (822k)
Tragelaphus strepsiceros
Young male Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (899k)
Tragelaphus strepsiceros
Browsing male Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus 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
Large herd of Common Eland (Taurotragus oryx, german: Elenantilope, french: Éland). (658k)
Taurotragus oryx
Herd of Common Eland (Taurotragus oryx, 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 Cattle Egret (Bubulcus 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
Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil). (900k)
Crocodylus niloticus
Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil). (953k)
Walking Nile Crocodiles
Walking Nile Crocodiles. (1133k)
Nile Crocodiles Feeding Carcass
Nile Crocodiles feeding on a carcass. (678k)
Close-up Nile Crocodile
Close-up of a Nile Crocodile. (1245k)
Panthera pardus
Leopard (Panthera pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard). (883k)
Panthera pardus
Leopard (Panthera pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard). (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
Invasive Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum, german: Adlerfarn, french: Fougère aigle). All the light green areas are covered with the invasive fern. (896k)
Pteridium aquilinum
Invasive Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum, german: Adlerfarn, french: Fougère aigle) growing fast in a recently burned area. (1102k)
Pteridium aquilinum
Invasive Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum, german: Adlerfarn, french: Fougère aigle) growing fast in a recently burned area. (972k)
Plant
Plant. (748k)
Eichhornia crassipes
Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes, german: Dickstielige Wasserhyazinthe, french: Jacinthe d'eau). (940k)
Euphorbia milii
Christ Plant (Euphorbia milii, german: Christusdorn (Euphorbia), 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). (1176k)
Kigelia africana
Sausage Tree fruits (Kigelia africana, german: Leberwurstbaum). (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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