Kasungu National Park is 2500 square kilometres in size and is located in the Central Region of Malawi, about 160 Km north of the capital, Lilongwe. It has a rich historical importance as it is renowned for spectacular archaeological sites, the notable one being an iron smelting furnace and some rock paintings that are assumed to be pre-Bantu. Elephants and antelopes are common as are small herds of buffaloes and zebras. There also exist a significant number of hippos, hyenas, and wild dogs.