Kasungu National Park

Kasungu National Park, a Malawian national park, is located to the west of Kasungu, a town in the Kasungu District of Malawi’s Central Region. The national park was established in 1970.

Occupying an area of 2,316 square km, it is the second largest national park in the country. The average elevation of the park is 1,000 meters above sea-level.

The vegetation of the Kasungu National Park features mainly Miombo woodland and grassy river channels. Some of the notable rivers flowing through the park include the Lingadzi, Dwanga, Lifupa, and others.

The large elephant population is a well-known feature of the park. However, high rates of poaching threaten the elephants living here. Other animals that can be observed at the Kasungu National Park include antelopes, hartebeest, plains zebra, Cape buffaloes, Cape wild dogs, and more.