The Nyika Vwaza (UK) Trust works to improve the conservation of both the fauna and flora od the Nyika National Park and the Vwaza March Wildlife Reserve through its programme of education in the communities surrounding the protected areas and its work in applied research to find solutions to significant threats to the ecology of these areas.
The Trust provides funding for these activities largely through the generosity of its supporters.
The Nyika National Park lies on the eastern arm of Africa's Great Rift Valley. The Nyika high plateau is the result of millenia of uplift from tectonic plate movements. Even today there are yearly occurrences of violent earth tremors that sweep across the plateau.
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Where is the Nyika plateau?
The Nyika was Malawi's first national park and was established in 1965. It is the largest of Malawi's five national parks and now covers 3,000sq-km. It is one of central Africa's most beautiful montane plateaux.