For an intrepid, off-the-grid adventure, head north to the diamond shaped Nyika Plateau
. The plateau, and its pinnacle, Nganda Peak (2,605m), is protected within the Nyika National Park, the largest reserve in Malawi. Predominantly comprised of grasslands, though with areas of wetlands too, you can explore huge stretches of the park on a jeep safari and while trekking through the verdant hills.
This is an area of fascinating geographical marvels with rare roan antelope and zebra bounding through the emerald scenery. At the Chisanga Falls, the roaring North Rukuru River crashes off the side of the plateau, a frothing cauldron of water at its feet. It’s possible to stay nearby in an elegant, comfortable log cabin.