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Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge

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Liwonde National Park, Liwonde National Park, Malawi (Formerly Wilderness Safaris)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Firstly I am really surprised at all the positive reviews ..... Secondly the positive about the lodge : the setting (next to the beautiful Shire river ) - the game - the rooms (especially the outside shower) were breathtakingly beautiful but that's where it stops. We were charged 418 USD per person per night (we only stayed one night although... More 

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Eys, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

TRIPLE B for MVUU Our TRIPLE B means that MVUU is outstanding. TRIPLE B stands for: Beautiful place, Beautiful ambiance and Beautiful people. We've seen a lot of Africa below Nairobi. We've been in Mvuu Lodge as well in Mvuu Camp several times and always say at the end: Maybe we've seen places a bit more spectacular, like Serengetti with... More 

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

Thank you for you for posting a review on Trip Advisor, and thank you for all of your lovely words. I will pass them onto the staff at Mvuu, who i know will be delighted that they were able to create such an incredible and memorable experience for you. We look forward to your next visit and another ''great Africa... More 

South Pasadena, California
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Within the safari park there are beautiful cabin lodgings. Front porch lets you watch the wildlife, good mosquito nets in place, cool bathrooms with hot water. Electircity can be spotty as the run off solar at night so be sure to charge your electronics during the generator hours, don't expect to use your hair dryer after 9 pm. Food excellent.... More 

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

Hello and thank you for your review of Mvuu Lodge. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and were pleased with quality of accommodation and food. As you mentioned, it is important that guests do not wander on their own, as elephants do often pass close to the lodge during the night, which is why we stipulate that guests... More 

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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Mvuu campsite is definitely worth a visit. We stayed at the last campsite which has a fair amount of animals passing through - including Baboon, vervets, bushbuck, bushpig, and hippo at night. The campsites are big which suited our group of 7 well. We were able to get wood and enjoyed braaing under the stars. We didn't have any hot... More 

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

Hi, thanks for your review of our campsite which is situated adjacent to Mvuu Camp. Good to hear that you experienced the usual vast array of animals that come to visit the campsite! Sorry you were unable to get the hot water working. This is puzzling as there have been no other reports of no hot water and we have... More 

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great location, very special place and amazing animals in the heart of Liwonde. Staff attentive, food superb and accommodation first class. Certainly one that I would like to go back to. Safari guides are knowledgable and friendly and I recommend the boat safari. Ask for the tent with the tub but all rooms are great.

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

Glad you enjoyed our stay with us and for taking the time to post a review on TA. The big round bath is rather nice isn't it! We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Richard and the CAWS team. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Arriving at the boat departure point brought some concerns about what to expect as Hippo Lodge may have seen better days, but from the moment we met with our hosts and boat driver we were in for a treat. Hippos and Elephants were seen within about 15 minutes of being on our boat transfer to the Lodge, all as the... More 

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

Firstly, thank you for choosing to make Mvuu Lodge your first safari, its always a thrill for us to be able to give those new to Africa an experience exceeding their expectations. It sounds as if the ever reliable Matthews provided a first class guiding experience and delivered some close encounters with Liwonde's superb array of wildlife. We hope you... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

What more can I say? The hippos were ever present. the Crocodiles lurked every where. Elephants loomed out of the long grass at the the most exciting moments. Kingfishers flitted, cormorants shagged, the food was delicious (not 5 star Michelin but very good, They make a mean birthday cake). Definitely ask for Mathews as guide. He is a mine of... More 

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

Yes, you're right Malawi Gin must rank up there as one of the worlds best, although i'm sure the stunning location made it taste that little bit sweeter! Glad to hear Matthews provided you with his usual mix of facts and fun; he always gets a fantastic response from guests. We're extremely proud to have such a fine selection of... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

As a luxury travel writer for world-adventurer.com I've stayed in many luxury camps in Africa. Mvuu Lodge distinguished itself with its unique position, luxurious design, and professional knowledgeable staff. Here's what I loved. Location: Set in the middle of the Liwonde National Park the only real way to reach the isolated lodge is by riverboat which is an experience in... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Knowing that you have traveled so extensively throughout Africa its fantastic to hear that Mvuu Lodge distinguishes itself from the rest of the field! As you stated, the Lodge really does offer something very unique, and i'm so glad you were able to enjoy the full breadth of experiences Mvuu Lodge and Liwonde National Park... More 

Kent, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We stayed at Mvuu Lodge for 2 nights and boy did we pack a lot in. We had 3 boat safaris, a jeep safari and a walking safari. In between we were fed royally. The lodges were marvellous, we even had a bath like Cleopatra's that you stepped down into. Also an outside shower. we saw so many elephants really... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lively review. We really appreciate our guests feedback and i'm so glad to hear you had such a wonderful (if busy!) time with us. Please come and see us again soon! Richard and the CAWS team. More 

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We had a wonderful time here! We camped, close to the swimming pool and kitchen and shower block. It's such a place of stillness and quiet. The safaris were excellent, led by a superb guide Stanford. Stanford was so knowledgable and is a gently spoken man who clearly cares so much about the animals. We saw elephants, hippos, warthogs, a... More 

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

Glad to hear you had such as great time with us. Hopefully you will be able to stay a little longer during your next visit. We look forward to seeing you again. Richard and the CAWS team. More 

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