Zomba Plateau

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The Zomba Plateau, also called the Zomba Massif, is a mountain of the Shire Highlands in southern Malawi.wikipedia
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Shire Highlands

Shire
The Zomba Plateau, also called the Zomba Massif, is a mountain of the Shire Highlands in southern Malawi.
The taller Zomba Plateau south of them.

Zomba, Malawi

Zombacity of ZombaZomba Gymkhana
In 2000, the Mulunguzi Dam was opened, which serves as a water reservoir for the City of Zomba.
The city is best known for its British colonial architecture and its location at the base of the dramatic Zomba Plateau.

Malawi

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The Zomba Plateau, also called the Zomba Massif, is a mountain of the Shire Highlands in southern Malawi.

Syenite

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The plateau largely made up of granitic syenite, an igneous rock that intruded into the older metamorphic rocks that make up the highlands during the late Jurassic and Cretaceous periods 150-65 million years ago.

Igneous rock

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The plateau largely made up of granitic syenite, an igneous rock that intruded into the older metamorphic rocks that make up the highlands during the late Jurassic and Cretaceous periods 150-65 million years ago.

Jurassic

Jurassic PeriodLate JurassicJurassic era
The plateau largely made up of granitic syenite, an igneous rock that intruded into the older metamorphic rocks that make up the highlands during the late Jurassic and Cretaceous periods 150-65 million years ago.

Cretaceous

Cretaceous PeriodMiddle CretaceousEarly Cretaceous
The plateau largely made up of granitic syenite, an igneous rock that intruded into the older metamorphic rocks that make up the highlands during the late Jurassic and Cretaceous periods 150-65 million years ago.

Mulanje Massif

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The Mulanje Massif to the southeast is of similar composition and origin. On clear days, Blantyre and the Mulanje Massif, which are both about 60 km away, can be seen.

Pinus patula

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Most of the plateau is covered with plantations of Mexican pine trees (Pinus patula).

Miombo

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Small patches of native montane forest and miombo woodland remain.

Blantyre

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On clear days, Blantyre and the Mulanje Massif, which are both about 60 km away, can be seen.

Shire River

Shire ShireLower Shire
From the western edge of the plateau, Shire River and Liwonde National Park can be seen.

Liwonde National Park

LiwondeMangochi Forest Reserve
From the western edge of the plateau, Shire River and Liwonde National Park can be seen.

Likangala River

Likangala
The Likangala River originates at Zomba mountain in southern Malawi and flows through both urban and rural areas before it flows into Lake Chilwa, a

Malosa (Malawi)

MalosaMalosa Forest ReserveMalosa Secondary School
The Malosa mountain range and plateau neighbours the more famous Zomba Plateau and is separated by the Domasi Valley.

South Malawi montane forest-grassland mosaic

The Shire Highlands includes the Zomba Plateau (2,087 m) in the north and the Thyolo Mountains (1,462 m) to the south.

Cymothoe zombana

It is found on the Zomba and Nyika plateaus in Malawi.

Tourism in Malawi

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Main tourist attractions centres in Malawi are Lake Malawi, mountains such as Zomba Plateau and Mulanje Mountain, not forgetting the country's national parks.

Geography of Malawi

The Zomba and Mulanje mountain peaks rise from the highlands to respective heights of 7000 and 10000 ft.

Elizabeth Nelson Adams

She studied the culture of Malawi, from Lilongwe, to the northern Nyika Plateau, to Lake Malawi, and to the southern Zomba Plateau.

Zomba District

Zomba
The Shire Highlands run from north to south through the district, including the Zomba Plateau.

John Kirk (explorer)

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He visited the Zomba Plateau and Lake Chilwa in present-day Malawi, and in September 1859 he accompanied Livingstone up the Shire River to Lake Malawi, which they explored by boat.

Phrynobatrachus ukingensis

P. ukingensis
It is recorded in several places in southern and eastern Tanzania and in northern and southern Malawi (Ukinga and Rungwe mountains in the southern Tanzania and the Uluguru Mountains in the east; the Misuku Mountains and Nchenachena in northern Malawi, and Maroka in the highlands southwest of the Zomba Massif in southern Malawi); it probably occurs more widely, at least in areas in between the known localities.

Arthroleptis francei

Records from the Zomba Massif (Malawi) require confirmation.