Central African Wilderness Safaris is pleased to announce that both of its properties located in Nyika National Park – Chelinda Camp and Chelinda Lodge, have secured individual awards in two distinct categories in the prestigious Tusker Awards programme hosted by Safari Index. Chelinda Camp won in the Ultimate Self-Catering: Best African Camps & Lodges category, whereas Chelinda Lodge bagged the award in the Ultimately Unique: Truly Different Safari Experiences category.
The comprehensive Tusker Awards programme acknowledges and celebrates the finest safari experiences across Africa that are truly authentic and enriching. The programme begins with a team of experts from Safari Index conducting a rigorous selection and shortlisting of the continent’s most outstanding and elite providers of ‘Ultimate safari experiences’ in various categories, after which voting lines are opened to the public to determine the best in each category.
Situated in one of Africa’s most iconic destinations, Chelinda Camp provides a comfortable full board and self-catering accommodation option and is ideal for families, self-drive guests, small groups travelling to the park with a guide and guests seeking an affordable safari experience, whereas Chelinda Lodge is a more up-market property that offers a luxurious stay in the park’s serene and pristine surroundings and is ideal for guests seeking a superior and lavish safari experience in the highlands of Nyika.
The 3134km2 Nyika National Park, Malawi’s largest park, is a wild, untouched and remote upland area, with the distinction of being the only big game Afro-montane area in south-central Africa. It is one of the best places to spot Malawi’s elusive leopards, and in summer, it serves as a botanist’s delight, with its alpine flowers that include 11 localized orchid species, exquisite dieramas, gladioli, protea and kniphofia. Nyika is also home to important populations of roan, eland, Crawshay’s zebra, southern reedbuck, bushbuck, warthog, spotted hyena and side-striped jackal. Approximately 400 bird species occur in Nyika, many with high restricted distributions, making it a key birding destination in Africa.