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Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was with a group of 20 people, we had worked hard in Malawi and were looking forward to the Safari. Our rooms were beautiful with a view of the Shire River. We received a person note of welcome, and flowers on our beds. Our guides on the Safari, Daren and Jason were informative,friendly and very knowledge. Loved the information...

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Montgomery, Alabama
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first stay at Mvuu Lodge having stayed at Mvuu Camp on a previous visit. From the moment that we arrived until the moment that we left, we were treated as very special guests. The tented accommodations are extraordinary. The room was comfortable, clean, and beautifully decorated. The beds was very comfortable. Wildlife was always nearby. The veranda...

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Marketing M, Team at Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dailey35, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Mvuu Lodge. We are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable and memorable experience at the lodge and we are pleased that all key aspects of our offering were to your liking. We truly appreciate all of your kind comments about our accommodation, our amenities, the food, the...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Liwonde far exceeded any expectations I had. This is truly one of the continent's great wildlife destinations. Whether you are an animal lover, birdwatcher or simply just want to get away from it all and relax in the African bush, Liwonde has it all. We stayed in the upmarket Lodge (there is also a Camp) and every aspect of our...

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Dear Neil M, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of Mvuu Lodge. We are glad that you were able to have a pleasant and memorable stay at the lodge and we are delighted to hear that you consider Liwonde to be one of Africa's top wildlife destinations. Thank you again for your kind comments about the food, accommodation,...

Lilongwe, Malawi
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

As usual we were treated like royalty, DK is a fantastic manager and looked after us incredibly well. Nothing was too much to ask. Our guides Macleod and Duncan were both exceptional and the green season wildlife totally exceeded expectations. The variety of wildlife was spectacular, creating fantastic photo opportunities in the lush and green surroundings. The rooms are comfortable...

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Dear MalawianStyle, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Mvuu Lodge. We are really pleased to hear that you were able to enjoy another memorable stay with us. Thank you for sharing the highlights of visiting Mvuu during the Green Season, we are glad that you were able to observe an array of interesting sightings, whilst enjoying the...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 December 2016

After a 125km cycle to the lodge, in some of the Malawi wet season's finest, I was met with a warm hot chocolate and ice cold beer. The hardest part of the stay was working out which to drink first! The lodge is beautifully situated on the banks of the Shire River where you are all but guaranteed to see...

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Dear Doug, Thank you for your wonderful review of Mvuu Lodge. We are delighted that you had a memorable stay with us and were able to observe a variety of interesting sightings on your visit. Thank you for your kind comments about Richard, our staff, the dining experience and the activities at the lodge, we are really pleased that everything...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Whether you are mad about animals and wild equatorial forests, or a beginner, Mvuu is brilliant. Sleep surrounded by fat hippos, ugly warthogs, giant elephants, flashing fireflies, whooping owls and chirruping crickets - safe in a real bed with a mosquito net. Just watch out for the monkeys who might look at you in the solar-heated outdoor ( but screened)...

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Dear JanieHampton, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Mvuu Lodge. We are pleased that you were able to enjoy an unforgettable experience with us. Liwonde is a premier wilderness hotspot in the region and Mvuu offers guests a truly unique and engaging safari experience. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed exploring the park and unwinding...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Perfect location. Unhurried stay. Attentive staff. Very knowledgeable guide. We have visited a number of similar places in several countries. This was among the best. The morning and evening game "drives" by boat and Landrover were excellent. The immediacy of the hippos and crocodiles outside our chalet and the openness to the brush added to the stay.

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Marketing M, Team at Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your review of Mvuu Lodge, we are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay with us and were able to experience the flora and fauna of Liwonde National Park at leisure. Thank you also for your kind comments about our guides and your overall experience. We are delighted that you considered Mvuu Lodge to be...

Reviewed 1 December 2016

I spent one night at Mvuu lodge, two activities and it was wonderful! Rooms are beautiful and big, beds are very nice, the view is amazing. The food is also very good and I especially loved the breakfast in the bush, the best way to spend a monday morning! Guiding is very good and the landscapes are stunning!

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Dear Cloe, Thank you so much for sharing your positive feedback about Mvuu Lodge with us. We are pleased that you were able to have an enjoyable time during your short stay with us and are delighted to hear that every aspect of our offering was to your liking. Thank you again for your kind comments about the activities, guiding,...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Arrival from hippo lodge up the shire river is great. So many hippo in the water and on the banks, elephants coming to drink and crocs basking in the sun. Richard, the lodge and camp manager, was a great host, supported by his excellent team. Thom our guide worked tirelessly from a 530am start for a game drive, then a...

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Dear Banburybaby1, Thank you very much for your lovely review of Mvuu Lodge. We are really delighted to hear that you had a memorable safari experience filled with lots of hippo, elephant and crocodile sightings. We are also pleased that you enjoyed the hospitality that was extended to you during your stay with us. Richard, Thom and the rest of...

Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This NP is one of a kind in terms of wetlands and nature views. Roads are fine, birding is good and the diversity in nature from wetlands to desert is just amazing. A boat safari is also quite nice to go for!

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Dear Marjolein B, Thank you so much for your positive feedback about Mvuu Lodge. We are really delighted that you consider Liwonde National Park to be a one of a kind destination and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your overall safari experience. We hope that you were able to have a memorable time at the Lodge and...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. Highlights 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. Non-stop birding is guaranteed here. The Rhino Tracking Experience is a unique opportunity to join the rhino Protection Team scouts and your guide in tracking rare black rhino on foot; learn about their conservation - and end with a delicious bush breakfast or dinner. No visit is complete without meeting the friendly people of the nearby villages. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge

Address: Liwonde National Park, Liwonde National Park, Malawi (Formerly Wilderness Safaris)
Region: Malawi > Southern Region > Liwonde National Park
Price Range: $324 - $378 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Mvuu Wilderness Hotel Liwonde National Park
Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge Malawi/Liwonde National Park
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“All the rooms have wildlife just outside. 1-4 are nearer to the dining are. 5-8 have a little more privacy.”
Dailey35, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are in the bush and with views of the Shire river or its tributaries.”
NielM_11, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Take stout shoes or boots, and a raincoat in the wet season.”
JanieHampton, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you want to be close to the restaurant, you need to ask in advance”
rogerbR9888HK, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Cabins near the river are gorgeous - and you may have wildlife right outside in the morning!”
fraseyboyd, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
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