Beyond the magnificent Lake, the floor of the Rift Valley rises steeply resulting in mountains and plateau which form a dramatic yet scenic contrast to Lake Malawi, Nyika National Park, the largest park in Malawi. It is a cooler area, covered in montane grasslands and has some of the most spectacular vistas. With a high concentration of leopard and a variety of other game including roan antelope, it is a great safari destination. The park also offers a lot for birders, with over 400 species recorded.
Chelinda Lodge is constructed against a pocket of hagenia woodland and overlooking vast tracts of Nyika National Park's rolling grasslands dotted with large herd of roan, eland and zebra. This forest backdrop to Chelinda Lodge provides perfect shelter for an idyllic escape in the highland wilderness of Malawi. Activities are day and night nature drives, nature walks and mountain biking plus option of fly-fishing for trout in the network of lakes close to the lodge.