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Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve

Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve, Malawi

Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve is located at the southernmost tip of Malawi in the Lower Shire Valley. At 135 km2 it is the smallest of Malawi’s reserves, and also the least accessible. Nevertheless it boasts a variety of habitats and, because of its remoteness, a wilderness atmosphere that is redolent of the old Africa of Livingstone and Stanley. The landscape includes some scenic rocky outcrops and rivers cut through impressive gorges. There is a variety of vegetation from grass to woodland. and even some quite dense forest. It is beautiful at all times of the year though travel through the park is only possible with a 4×4, or on foot.

As something of a forgotten reserve in a remote part of the country, sadly, game sightings have been on the decline in recent years, though it does benefit from its position close to the border with Mozambique, from where occasional large mammals roam.

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