Location: Liwonde National Park

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Photo: Bart Wursten
Map showing the location of Liwonde National Park

General Information

Quarter degree square: 1435C2, 1435C4 & 1535A2

Country: Malawi

Habitat: Mopane woodland, swamps, floodplain grassland, riverine thickets and mixed woodland on rocky hills.

Altitude range: 500 - 700 m

Annual rainfall:

Location (short):

Location (detailed): Liwonde National Park covers an area of 548 kmĀ² and is located on the plains along the eastern bank of the Shire River plain and Lake Malombe. It was established in 1973.


The park is largely covered with mopane woodlands but there also are swamps and marshes along the Shire River and the southeastern shore of Lake Malombe, floodplain grassland in the south, mixed woodland on the hills and small areas of dry deciduous riverine thickets and semi-deciduous riverine forest.
For more information see Wikipedia.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Location details: Liwonde National Park.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/location-display.php?location_id=189, retrieved 17 April 2024

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