Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve is said to be Malawi’s oldest reserve, covering some 1,800 sq km of rocky terrain filled with woodland stretching from the Great Rift Valley in the west to within a few kilometers of Lake Malawi in the east.
The plateau is dotted with streams and waterfalls and there are great spots for fishing and canoeing. Various lodges have been established within and outside the reserve to take full advantage of this once inaccessible reserve.
Tongole Wilderness Lodge opened up accessibility even further by creating an airstrip that allows visitors to reach the reserve by charter flight.
Lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo can be spotted on game drives organised by the reserve’s authorities. For guests staying at a lodge, the management will offer various packages.