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Thuma Forest Reserve


The Thuma Forest Reserve is one of the few forest reserves in Malawi which still has a variety of trees, plants, animals, birds and insect species which have scarcely been recorded or studied in Malawi. Animals in Thuma include: elephants, baboons, warthogs, bushpigs, porcupines, vervet monkeys, klipspringers, greater kudus, etc. Gazetted in 1926 as a protected area, Thuma covers an area of 197 square kilometres in the Great Rift Valley Escarpment near Lake Malawi, eighty km from Lilongwe.

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