Mvuu Wilderness Lodge (Liwonde
National Park) Malawi
The 580,000 hectares of Liwonde National Park is situated
in the south of Malawi, and is Malawi's premier wildlife
reserve. Liwonde incorporates the huge and scenic Shire
River as well as quiet backwaters and lagoons, marshes, open
savannah country, woodland and hills.
As a result of the wide variety of habitats, there is a
great diversity of plant, animal and birdlife present. The
birdlife is particularly good - it is possibly the best
birding location in central and southern Africa. The record
for a 2 night stay is 266 species!
Mvuu Wilderness Lodge boasts one of the most stunning
settings, situated along the banks of the Shire River,
within the Liwonde National Park.
Discreetly tucked away into the thick riverine
vegetation, each tent has its own private view of the palm
fringed lagoon which abounds with exciting bird life.
The main dining room / bar / lounge is a raised thatched
rondavel overlooking the spectacular Shire River where
Elephants at play, snoozing Hippos and basking Crocodiles
are often to be viewed.
Our tented rooms offer luxury en-suite facilities for
only 10 persons including an unique stone and quartz
honeymoon suite! Enjoy meals on the deck under thatch and
relax at the pool in-between activities!
Game Viewing / Activities:
Elephant and Sable Antelope occur in large numbers, as do
Hippo, Crocodile, Impala and Waterbuck. Lion, Leopard,
Serval and the rare Oribi may occasionally be seen. Black
Rhino have recently been re-introduced from South Africa's
Kruger National Park, and there are plans to bring back
White Rhino and Buffalo.
Birds are prolific, especially along the Shire River,
where African Fish Eagle, Palmnut Vulture, African Skimmer
and Pel's Fishing Owl are fairly common. Bohm's Bee-eater,
Lilian's Love Bird, Bat Hawk, Livingstone's Fly Catcher,
Whitebacked Night Heron and Brownbreasted Barbet are among
The Mvuu Hiking Trail is now available for those who
enjoy walking in game reserves. Two nights walking and
camping out in remote areas of the Liwonde Nat. Park is a
highlight - but it must be booked well in advance! We also
do great bicycle trips from the boundary of Liwonde to the
local villages, giving a superb cultural experience.
From $480 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.