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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Kent, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Lilongwe, Malawi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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 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 

Lilongwe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

If you have time, go to Mvuu. If you don't have time, make time! This was an absolutely fantastic experience for us, from Claudia in the office through to Patrick the boat driver, Justin our guide and 'ello 'ello Dave our waiter everything was perfect. The accommodation is excellent, the food good, and plentiful, and the game drives, walks and... More 

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

Hello and thank you for visiting Mvuu, We're glad you had such a great time during your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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

Hello. We like to think that Mvuu Camp offers a real family safari experience so I am pleased to hear that your grandchildren were well catered for and that you all had such a great time. Thank you for choosing to stay at Mvuu Camp and hopefully we may see you again soon! All the best, from Richard and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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

Hello and thank you for taking the time to post a review of Mvuu Lodge. Really glad to hear you enjoyed the boat trip on the way in. It does seems to be a highlight of our guests trips during green season and it sounds like yours was no exception - elephants, hippos and skimmers; fantastic! We appreciate the walk... More 

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

Hello. Really pleased to hear you had such a fabulous time at our lodge on the beautiful Shire river. We look forward to seeing you again soon! All the best, from Richard and the CAWS team. More 

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