Chongoni Forest Reserve
The Chongoni Forest Reserve lies between the M1 road and the dirt road that goes
past the Dedza Pottery. It can be approached from the M1 through the turnoff to the
Malawi College of Forestry and Wildlife, or from the north on the dirt road from
Linthipe or from the south by the Dedza Pottery dirt road.
The Kazela Lodge and Ed’s Bar in the grounds of the Malawi College of Forestry and
Wildlife provide a centre for exploring the Reserve.
There are many paths through the forest that are suitable for rambling and mountain
biking. One spectacular walk is to the summit of Chencherere Hill, a steep granite
outcrop to the north of the Kazela Lodge.
The forest has a mixture of plantation and brachystegia woodland with bird species
for this habitat and some animals. This is also the location of the
Chongoni Rock Art site.