Zomba Plateau offers breathtaking views across Southern Malawi. A bird watchers dream destination! Best explored by foot, mountain bike or horseback.
Zomba Mountain rises immediately to the north of Zomba Town. It is mostly covered with pine plantations but still contains significant patches of indigenous mountain forests as well as areas of tangled scrub and brachystegia woodland. A large dam was constructed in 1999 in the bowl of the mountain, but this does little to interrupt the nature of the mountain. The dam acts as the main water supply for Zomba town. Zomba is noted mostly for its scenery and bird life. Birds that can be seen in Zomba include: black saw-wing swallow, mountain wagtail, Bertram’s weaver, Livingstone’s turaco and the white-tailed crested fly catcher. The plateau is home to many Antelope species, including bushbucks, klipspringers, red duikers, mongoose, baboons and vervet and samango monkeys. Leopards do live around the plateau however are rarely seen due to their illusive nature.