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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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Lilongwe
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 

Blantyre
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 

High Wycombe, England
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199 reviews 199 reviews
47 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
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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Marketing M, Manager at Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge, responded to this review

I am so pleased we were able to provide a great experience on your return to Malawi, welcome back! Although rooms 6 7 and 8 are a little further away from the main lodge this does allow those guests really wanting to 'get away from it all' to experience the peace and tranquility of the park. I appreciate however, that... More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
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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Marketing M, Manager at Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for visiting Mvuu Lodge. We look forward to your next visit! Richard and the CAWS team. More 

Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Marketing M, Manager at Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge, responded to this review

Your more than welcome. I'm sorry on this occasion you were unable to get a sighting of the Black Rhino, although it sounds like the close elephant sightings more than made up for it! Thank you for visiting Mvuu. Richard and the CAWS team. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Marketing M, Manager at Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We do try to keep things as natural as possible at the lodge, hence the limited electric supply. Currently we don't have fans in the rooms, but you'll be pleased to hear that solar powered fans are due to be installed in the lodge rooms... More 

Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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 

San Clemente, California
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
29 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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