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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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Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I have just returned from a 2 day stay at Mvuu Camp with our daughter and our two grandchildren (4 and 6). Due to it being out of season there were not many other guests. This resulted in a very exclusive feel. The guides were tremendous - so knowledgeable and really friendly. The attention to detail was... More 

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Blantyre
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a pleasant surprise! I have visited Liwonde Game Reserve on several occasions and stayed at Mvuu camp before, but this was my first stay at the Mvuu Lodge. Visiting the Lodge in the green season the only way to get there is by boat, which add an exciting element to the visit. While travelling there we saw, Elephants, numerous... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We stayed here for 1 night while working in Malawi for a short time. It was the best weekend trip we did our whole time there. If you are looking for a getaway with fantastic staff, superb food, amazing wildlife and outstanding comfort then this is the place to go. From the river cruise into the remote lodge, to the... More 

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High Wycombe, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were back in Malawi after living there 30 years ago, and we were joined by our daughter for a short holiday. Mvuu Lodge offers a wonderful range of sights and tours - early morning walks, followed by breakfast 'in the bush' by the river, river tours along the Shire, sunset game drives, and the marvellous sights... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We loved this place from start to finish. For 2 out of our 3 nights we were the only guests in the lodge. The staff could not have been more helpful, knowledgeable or enthusiastic. Up early every morning for me is not something I would usually enjoy, and would avoid, but you don't want waste any time here. We loved... More 

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Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We arrived by river boat from Liwonde township which was a great chance to see some of the hippos, elephants and crocodiles on our way in. Our "Tent" was very luxurious with a king size bed, open plan en-suite bathroom and lounge area. Best of all was the balcony over looking the river which also had an outside shower. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I stayed two nights recently at Mvuu Lodge. The lodge is beautifully designed, with rooms and common areas perfectly comfortable and rustic-luxurious. There is limited electricity, so no cooling in the rooms other than large, mosquito-netted windows, and it can get quite warm at night. (I wonder if the solar panels might stretch toward fans? Probably not, i would guess).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

There is no doubt that the best part of this stay was the river safaris. The lodge itself is positioned right on the river bank and the bush pigs, crocs and hippo's wander around especially at night. It's pretty safe, but a very friendly staff member escorts you to your room when it's dark. The rooms are very well furnished... More 

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WildernessSafaris, General Manager at Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Natalie V, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay . We are privileged to be able to operate on the Shire which really is one of Africa’s great rivers. Please note that while we don t offer air conditioning, the design of our chalets with high ceilings and thick thatch does mean that they remain pleasantly cool even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Decent little safari adventure stop whilst in Malawi. Rooms are clean, staff friendly and food very good. Would not recommend staying more than a couple of days. Though there is a good concentration of wildlife, area is small and species are relatively limited. Went into the "Rhino and Zebra" area, or so we were told, and never saw either one.... More 

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Mvuu is more camp than lodge, with lovely individual chalets dotted around a gentle landscape overlooking the Shire River. Activities here are highly structured, i.e., game drives and river rides, but the very knowledgeable local staffers seem not to have lost their enthusiasm for the natural beauty and wonders of the place. They go out of their way to please.... More 

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Additional Information about Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge

Address: Liwonde National Park, Liwonde National Park, Malawi (Formerly Wilderness Safaris)
Location: Malawi > Southern Region > Liwonde National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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