It lies in the northern part of Malawi with inselbergs
thrusting even higher than its initial heights between 1500
and 1800m according to travel Malawi, under the ministry
The plateau is separated by the most significant inner
northern water body; South Rukuru River as it empties its
waters into lake Malawi with another plateau to its north
The Viphya pine plantations are said to have been the
largest in Africa, but though facing dissertation the
protected part of the plateau still gives that soothing, down
to earth experience as one walks between the forest.
Patches of indigenous forest survive between, arching rows
of pines and the original open heartland in the east of the
plateau, making it a virgin area to explore on foot, or
mountain bike, even by four wheel drive on remote tracks.
Nevertheless the well trained trackers can lead to heights of
tranquility of why Malawi is nicknamed the heart of Africa.
For bird watchers, Malawi has some in store as is at the
interface between east and southern African bird
distributions, and many unusual birds are easy to spot here
Contrast the serene forest and the exhilaration of physical
adventure by combining a birding safari with a mountain
bike trail down the Great Rift escarpment on the re-opened
track to beautiful Chintheche on the Lakeshore.