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.

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
View over Nyika National Park. Many of the fires are set by poachers. (747k)
Sunset Nyika National
Sunset in the Nyika National Park. (534k)
Sunset Nkhotakota Wildlife
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
Wildlife in the Liwonde National Park. (840k)
Wildlife Liwonde National
Wildlife in the Liwonde National Park. (854k)
Wildlife Liwonde National
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)
Wildlife Liwonde National
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)
Wildlife Liwonde National
Wildlife in the Liwonde National Park with a Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie) on a mission. (729k)
Wildlife Liwonde National
Wildlife in the Liwonde National Park. (515k)
Evening Liwonde National
Evening in the Liwonde National Park with cormorant flying to their night roost. (416k)
Sunset Liwonde National
Sunset in the Liwonde National Park. (804k)
Williams Fall Zomba
Williams Fall near Zomba. (1303k)
Around Zomba Forests
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
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
Small termite mound. The soil there didn't support the usual higher termite mounds. (1352k)
Lots Termite Mounds
Lots of termite mounds in Liwonde National Park. (732k)
Termite Mound All
Termite mound. They all lean in the same direction. It is not clear why this is the case. (800k)
Termite Mound Right
Termite mound right next to a local house. (1190k)
Tree Ant Nests
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
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)
Raiding Party Matabele
Raiding party of Matabele Ants (Megaponera analis). 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)
Antlion Larva Myrmeleontidae
Antlion larva (Myrmeleontidae gen., german: Ameisenjungfern). (601k)
Kinds Insect Dancing
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
Wasps nesting in a tree trunk. (807k)
Red Velvet Mite
Red Velvet Mite (Trombidiidae gen.). (877k)
Large Grasshopper
Large grasshopper. (1064k)
Millipede
Millipede. (931k)
Caterpillar
Caterpillar. (1261k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (761k)
African Blue-banded Swallowtail
African Blue-banded Swallowtail (Papilio nireus). (677k)
African Blue-banded Swallowtail
African Blue-banded Swallowtail (Papilio nireus). (634k)
Blue-tailed Skink Trachylepis
Blue-tailed Skink (Trachylepis margaritifera). (795k)
African Striped Skink
African Striped Skink (Trachylepis striata). (740k)
Dusky Elephant Shrew
Dusky Elephant Shrew (Elephantulus fuscus, german: Dunkle Elefantenspitzmaus). (881k)
Serrated Hinged Terrapins
Serrated Hinged Terrapins (Pelusios sinuatus). (1080k)
Serrated Hinged Terrapin
Serrated Hinged Terrapin (Pelusios sinuatus). (1200k)
Water Monitor Varanus
Water Monitor (Varanus salvator, german: Bindenwaran, french: Varan malais). (1052k)
Smith's Bush Squirrel
Smith's Bush Squirrel (Paraxerus cepapi, german: Smith-Buschhörnchen). (751k)
Scrub Hare Lepus
Scrub Hare (Lepus saxatilis, german: Buschhase, french: Lièvre des buissons). It is endemic to Southern Africa. (816k)
Female Vervet Monkey
Female Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus, german: Südliche Grünmeerkatze, french: Vervet bleu) with baby. (1147k)
Vervet Monkey Chlorocebus
Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus, german: Südliche Grünmeerkatze, french: Vervet bleu) with blue balls. (828k)
Vervet Monkey Chlorocebus
Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus, german: Südliche Grünmeerkatze, french: Vervet bleu). (663k)
Yellow Baboon Papio
Yellow Baboon (Papio cynocephalus, german: Steppenpavian, french: Babouin jaune). This is the smallest of the Baboon species. (1.9M)
Male Yellow Baboon
Male Yellow Baboon (Papio cynocephalus, german: Steppenpavian, french: Babouin jaune). (1311k)
Yellow Baboon Perched
Yellow Baboon perched (Papio cynocephalus, german: Steppenpavian, french: Babouin jaune) on a termite mound. (585k)
Yellow Baboon Carrying
Yellow Baboon carrying the fruit of an African Fan Palm. (888k)
Grooming Yellow Baboons
Grooming Yellow Baboons (Papio cynocephalus, german: Steppenpavian, french: Babouin jaune) with a baby on the left. (1245k)
Female Common Duiker
Female Common Duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia, german: Kronenducker, french: Céphalophe de Grimm). (860k)
Male Common Duiker
Male Common Duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia, german: Kronenducker, french: Céphalophe de Grimm). (477k)
Female Impala Aepyceros
Female Impala (Aepyceros melampus, german: Impala, french: Impala). Note the "M" marking on their tail, lion's fast food  :-) (1179k)
Male Impala Aepyceros
Male Impala (Aepyceros melampus, german: Impala, french: Impala). (1469k)
Male Impala Aepyceros
Male Impala (Aepyceros melampus, german: Impala, french: Impala). (1.9M)
Female Kéwel Bushbuck
Female Kéwel Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus, german: Buschbock, french: Guib harnaché). (2.4M)
Male Kéwel Bushbuck
Male Kéwel Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus, german: Buschbock, french: Guib harnaché). (948k)
Mating Kéwel Bushbucks
Mating Kéwel Bushbucks (Tragelaphus scriptus, german: Buschbock, french: Guib harnaché). (1437k)
Female Southern Reedbuck
Female Southern Reedbuck (Redunca arundinum, german: Großriedbock, french: Grand cobe des roseaux). (815k)
Male Southern Reedbuck
Male Southern Reedbuck (Redunca arundinum, german: Großriedbock, french: Grand cobe des roseaux). (657k)
Warthogs Phacochoerus Africanus
Warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère), and male Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus, german: Ellipsen-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant) with the characteristic "toilet seat". (1136k)
Warthog Phacochoerus Africanus
Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère). (1302k)
Female Waterbuck Kobus
Female Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus, german: Ellipsen-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant) and young. (1330k)
Male Waterbuck Kobus
Male Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus, german: Ellipsen-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant). (1219k)
Roan Antelopes Hippotragus
Roan Antelopes (Hippotragus equinus, german: Pferdeantilope, french: Antilope rouanne), the left one is the male (with thicker horns), the other female. (534k)
Roan Antelopes Hippotragus
Roan Antelopes (Hippotragus equinus, german: Pferdeantilope, french: Antilope rouanne) grazing under water. (610k)
Roan Antelopes Hippotragus
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)
Male Roan Antelope
Male Roan Antelope (Hippotragus equinus, german: Pferdeantilope, french: Antilope rouanne). (973k)
Female Greater Kudu
Female Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (822k)
Young Male Greater
Young male Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (899k)
Browsing Male Greater
Browsing male Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (936k)
Male Crawshay's Zebra
Male Crawshay's Zebra (Equus quagga crawshayi, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre de Crawshay). (1029k)
Large Herd Common
Large herd of Common Eland (Taurotragus oryx, german: Elenantilope, french: Éland). (658k)
Herd Common Eland
Herd of Common Eland (Taurotragus oryx, german: Elenantilope, french: Éland). (834k)
Hippos Resting Water
Hippos resting in the water. (770k)
Grazing Hippopotamus Hippopotamus
Grazing Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie). (1030k)
Grazing Hippopotamus Hippopotamus
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)
Wallowing Hippopotamus Hippopotamus
Wallowing Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie). (811k)
Hippo Bones
Hippo bones. (994k)
African Bush Elephant
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). (1036k)
African Bush Elephant
African Bush Elephant herd (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). (854k)
Drinking African Bush
Drinking African Bush Elephant herd (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). (989k)
Drinking African Bush
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
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
Elephant covering itself with mud. (1208k)
Elephant Screaming
This elephant was screaming at us. (1319k)
Elephants Enjoying Bath
Elephants enjoying a bath. (686k)
Nile Crocodile Crocodylus
Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil). (900k)
Nile Crocodile Crocodylus
Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil). (953k)
Walking Nile Crocodiles
Walking Nile Crocodiles. (1133k)
Nile Crocodiles Feeding
Nile Crocodiles feeding on a carcass. (678k)
Close-up Nile Crocodile
Close-up of a Nile Crocodile. (1245k)
Leopard Panthera Pardus
Leopard (Panthera pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard). (883k)
Leopard Panthera Pardus
Leopard (Panthera pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard). (890k)

Movie

African Bush Elephants
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)
Invasive Bracken Fern
Invasive Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum, german: Adlerfarn, french: Fougère aigle). All the light green areas are covered with the invasive fern. (896k)
Invasive Bracken Fern
Invasive Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum, german: Adlerfarn, french: Fougère aigle) growing fast in a recently burned area. (1102k)
Invasive Bracken Fern
Invasive Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum, german: Adlerfarn, french: Fougère aigle) growing fast in a recently burned area. (972k)
Plant
Plant. (748k)
Water Hyacinth Eichhornia
Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes, german: Dickstielige Wasserhyazinthe, french: Jacinthe d'eau). (940k)
Flower
Flower. (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 Dolichos Sp
Dolichos (Dolichos sp.). (894k)
Polygala Polygala Sp
Polygala (Polygala sp., german: Kreuzblumen). (871k)
Hypoxis Hypoxis Sp
Hypoxis (Hypoxis sp.). (746k)
Justicia Justicia Sp
Justicia (Justicia sp.). (850k)
Selago Thomsonii Selago
Selago thomsonii (Selago thomsonii). (561k)
White Ink Flower
White Ink Flower (Cycnium adonense). (628k)
Pentanisia Pentanisia Sp
Pentanisia (Pentanisia sp.). (1473k)
Gnidia Kraussiana Gnidia
Gnidia Kraussiana (Gnidia kraussiana). (1221k)
Close-up Gnidia Kraussiana
Close-up of Gnidia Kraussiana (Gnidia kraussiana). (656k)
Artemisia Artemisia Sp
Artemisia (Artemisia sp., german: Artemisia, french: Armoise). (1138k)
Tree Cabbage Plant
Tree cabbage. This plant grows on trees, but does not harm the tree. (1006k)
Python Vine
Python Vine. (1248k)
Flowering Tree
Flowering tree. (915k)
Flowering Tree
Flowering tree. (1322k)
Flowering Tree
Flowering tree. (1447k)
Flowering Tree
Flowering tree. (1142k)
Tree Growing Fallen
A tree growing on another fallen tree. (1069k)
African Redwood Hagenia
African Redwood (Hagenia abyssinica, german: Kosobaum, french: Kousso). (1392k)
White Mahogany Khaya
White Mahogany (Khaya anthotheca). (1290k)
Blood Tree
Blood Tree. (1183k)
Bark Blood Tree
Bark of the Blood Tree. (1.5M)
Brachystegia Manga Brachystegia
Brachystegia manga (Brachystegia manga). (1009k)
Brachystegia Longifolia Brachystegia
Brachystegia longifolia (Brachystegia longifolia). (1028k)
Camel's Foot Tree
Camel's Foot Tree (Piliostigma thonningii). (1172k)
Kudu Berry Tree
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
Bush Wheel Tree fruit. (1100k)
Blue Jacaranda Jacaranda
Blue Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia, german: Palisanderholzbaum, french: Flamboyant bleu) lining the street. (931k)
Flamboyant Tree Delonix
Flamboyant Tree (Delonix regia, german: Flammenbaum, french: Flamboyant). (934k)
African Star Chestnut
African Star Chestnut (Sterculia africana, german: Stinkbäume). (977k)
Forest Yellow Fever
Forest of Yellow Fever Trees (Vachellia xanthophloea, german: Gelbrinden-Akazie, french: Arbre à fièvre). (904k)
Yellow Fever Tree
Yellow Fever Tree (Vachellia xanthophloea, german: Gelbrinden-Akazie, french: Arbre à fièvre). (778k)
Flat Top Acacia
Flat Top Acacia (Vachellia abyssinica). (966k)
Sausage Tree Kigelia
Sausage Tree (Kigelia africana, german: Leberwurstbaum, french: Arbre à saucisses). (1176k)
Sausage Tree Fruits
Sausage Tree fruits (Kigelia africana, german: Leberwurstbaum, french: Arbre à saucisses). (766k)
African Fan Palm
African Fan Palm (Borassus aethiopum, german: Äthiopische Palmyrapalme, french: Palmier rônier). (602k)
African Fan Palm
African Fan Palm (Borassus aethiopum, german: Äthiopische Palmyrapalme, french: Palmier rônier). (1187k)
 African Baobab Adansonia Digitata German Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum French Baobab Africain Tree Euphorbia Euphorbia Ingens
African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain) and Tree Euphorbia (Euphorbia ingens). (870k)
African Baobabs Adansonia
African Baobabs (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain). (1316k)
Big African Baobab
Big African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain). (746k)
Flowers African Baobab
Flowers of the African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain). (776k)

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