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Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge

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Liwonde National Park, Liwonde National Park, Malawi (Formerly Wilderness Safaris)
Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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South Pasadena, California
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
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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135 reviews
102 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 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 18 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 

Lilongwe, Malawi
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34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Mvuu camp was the best part of my Malawi trip. The agent Claudia was thoughtful about everything as I booked my room. In fact the entire camp staff was thoughtful, sensitive, and polite. I saw lots of animals on the 4x4 and the boat safari including warthog, zebra, antelope,African shrew,elephants, hippos, water buck, dozens of different types of birds, monkeys,... More 

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

Sounds like you had a wildlife packed visit! Glad you were able to see so much, and that our staff supplied you with the quality of service that we are known for. We look forward to your next visit with your family. Thank you for choosing to stay at Mvuu. Richard and the CAWS team. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I was in Malawi visiting my daughter who is working there. We were delighted when we arrived at Mvuu. Compared to another place nearby Mvuu is 5 star. The staff were all lovely. The place was very very clean and our chalet was perfect. All meals were delicious, especially the goat shank. We did 2 land safaris and one boat... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely review, we are so pleased you had such a fantastic time while staying with us. We look forward to your next visit! Richard and the CAWS team. More 

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