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Liwonde National Park, Malawi

Mvuu Lodge

  • The Shire River and its floodplains draw many animals to feed and drink
  • Great opportunity to track rhino and see abundant birdlife
  • Named after Tonga word for 'hippo' due to their large numbers nearby

Facilities include

Swimming pool Electronic safes Lounge/dining area Family room

Activities include

  • Nature Walks
  • River Cruises
  • Hide Sleep Out
  • Day Game Drives
  • Rhino Tracking
  • Birding Safaris
  • Night Game Drives
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About

About Mvuu Lodge

Mvuu Lodge overlooks a secret, tranquil lagoon just off the Shire River, with the main lounge, dining and bar area set high above the water. Its extensive wildlife library and telescope make the most of the exceptional bird and other life that moves around the river, and the pool is perfect for cooling off at siesta time.

The meru-styled safari tents are raised on decks with sandy walkways on the ground. They each have en-suite facilities that are equipped with a shower, mosquito net, electronic safe and private veranda overlooking a secluded lagoon.


Practical info

Practical info

Location

In this lush area, the Shire and its floodplains draw an excellent diversity of animals to feed and drink, including a dense population of hippo, crocodiles and large numbers of elephant as well as sable, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, yellow baboon and waterbuck.

How to get there

We will assist you with all necessary internal transfers after booking.

BY AIR:
Mvuu airstrip is in Makanga
Flight from Lilongwe is 55 minutes
Flight from Blantrye is 40 minutes
Flight from Club Makalolo is 20 minutes

AIRLINES:
Wilderness Air

BY CAR:
Driving from Lilongwe to Mvuu is 4 hours
Driving from Blantyre to Mvuu is 3 to 4 hours
Driving from Zomba to Mvuu is 2 to 3 hours

NB. All prices and times are subject to change.

When to go

Low Season: 11th January - 30th June, 1st November - 9th December
High Season: 1st July - 31st October, 10th December - 10th January

Important Information

US Dollars, GBP Sterling, Euro and South African Rands are widely accepted. You are strongly advised to avoid black market currency traders. There is no limit to the amount of foreign currency brought into Malawi, however, it must be declared and accounted for on departure.

Visa is accepted at Mvuu Lodge, plus most major hotels. There is no charge for Visa. Please note that MasterCard is no longer widely accepted in Malawi.

The following is the suggested gratuity schedule only and is subject to service standards:
Guides – US$ 10.00 per person per day
General Camp Staff – US$ 5.00 per person per day
Specialist Guides (if applicable) – US$ 10.00 per person per day

Children

Travelling with children

Children of all ages are welcome
Infants must share with an adult in a family room for the child rate to apply
Children aged 3-16 pay 65% off adult rate
Children aged 13-16 must share with an adult in the same room. (Family room preferable but standard room acceptable if no availability

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