The non-profit park management organisation African Parks has taken over the management of two more of Malawi's reserves. African Parks, which already manages the 700km² Majete Wildlife Reserve, has concluded an agreement with the Government of Malawi to manage and operate Liwonde National Park and Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve for 20 years.
Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve is located in the central region of Malawi. The Reserve is 1,800 km² in size, lying within the Miombo woodland zone. It is a major catchment area for Lake Malawi. Although a depleted park, it still has remnant populations of elephant, warthog, baboon, and various antelope species as well as 280 bird species.
African Parks will invest $18 million into the two parks over a five-year period.