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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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Maputo, Mozambique
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very well located, by the Shire River, crowded of rhinos and crocs. It is a little far from main gate though, aprox 30 kms. I stayed in a dome tented accommodation. But they also offer bedrooms and camping site if you are bringing your tent. It was an excellent experience because the tent is quite comfortable with beds, a candlelight,... More 

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Johannesburg
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 10 wonderful sunfilled days at Mvuu. It was the holiday of a lifetime and we will treasure these memories. Early morning boat safaris with the Elephant swimming near our boat as well as the Hippo, Fish Eagle and wading birds were a great way to start our days. A walk into the Rhino Sanctuary to see the rare... More 

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

Thank you for leaving a review. I'm delighted to hear that you had a holiday of a lifetime with us. Its a wonderful thing to be able to take time out and appreciate all of mother nature's delights, and of course watching a sunset with an MGT in hand is one of life's small pleasures! I'll be sure to pass... More 

Prescott Valley, Arizona
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112 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We were only able to spend two days and one night here, but it was very special. The service at the Lodge was excellent. The staff were very attentive and helpful. The food was outstanding and the game drives were very enjoyable. We enjoyed the river boat rides more than anything. Saw dozens and dozens of elephants, hippos and crocs... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. That's great to hear that you had an enjoyable time at the Lodge. Customer satisfaction is extremely important to us so I'm pleased that our staff met your service expectations. The boat rides really are fantastic way to get up close to the wildlife, it's always thrilling to see them congregate... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

My fiance and I had spent just one night at Mvuu Lodge and it was absolutely wonderful! The lodge is absolutely spectacular, our chalet was amazing - bush luxury, and by luxury I mean true luxury! I wish we could have stayed longer. The food was absolutely exquisite, we had pork belly for dinner which was delicious and all the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm delighted that you had such an enjoyable visit to Mvuu Lodge. We strive to provide special experiences that stay in our guests memory so its great to hear that the lodge staff looked after you so well - I'll be sure to pass your feedback to the team. The... More 

South Africa
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16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We visited the local school and then used the bicycles to get to the boat that would take us to the camp and onto the lodge. I liked the classical tented style Lodge. The Manager was great, friendly and the food was good. They even did a bushbraai for us and it was a great surprise. I stayed in one... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I'm pleased you had a positive stay at the Lodge and found the accommodation and food to your liking. I will pass your comments to the manager, we do aim to provide added extras like the bush brai whenever possible. I'm glad you enjoyed the river safari, it's always magical to... More 

Hellevoetsluis, The Netherlands
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30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Having visited this lodge regularly since it first opened over nearly 25 yers ago (actually we were the first guests before it was built) we want to recommend it for improving all the time. Our visit this year was not different. All a Safari Lodge should be, except for the limited predators, which means slightly limited Landrover game viewing, but... More 

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

Thank you for your review. It's always nice to hear from regulars at our lodges and it's wonderful to know that you are still enjoying visiting us after 25 years! The bird life at Liwonde is always prolific but it seems to be particularly good at the moment - we have had lots of reports of fantastic sightings. You are... More 

Lenzburg, Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

safari lodge with perfect location right at the Shire river with lots of game and outstanding, spacious tents. This lodge has all the ingredients for a memorable stay even for seasoned high end Africa buffs. Badly maintained land rovers (we had two breakdowns within a 20hours stay by 2 different vehicles), ill organized staff (we waited 20 minutes in front... More 

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Thank Martin H
Marketing M, Owner at Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the lodge's location and that the tent was to your satisfaction however I'm disappointed that we failed to meet your expectations around service. I believe that the majority of the reviews of Mvuu Lodge will show that yours was not a typical experience particularly concerning... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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140 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

The lovely safari tents are top quality. Elephants come and visit the camp at night and it is very nice to hear them all around your accommodation. Great game drives. Also very good food and lots of it. Staff very good.

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

Thank you for posting a review. I'm pleased to hear you were able to experience the elephants in the camp at night. It really is a magical experience having these animals so close by. We work hard to maintain the quality of the lodge and agree with your suggestion that it is one of the best lodges in Malawi! We... More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

There's not much to say, as you actually have to go there and see the amazing beauty! Upon arrival we were greeted with staff who would go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Our guides who took us on a safari and boat ride were amazing they answered all our questions, and would always... More 

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

Thank you sharing your feedback about Mvuu Lodge. I'm delighted to hear you had such a positive experience with us! We always try to provide guests with a 'home from home' feeling and the staff at the lodge are always trying to think of new ways to make guests feel even more comfortable. I'm glad that you enjoyed the food... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We camped at Mvuu Lodge although Safari Tents are available. The location on the Shire river is fantastic. There was a lot more game along the river than what we had imagined. Elephants, Zebra, Water buck, Giraffe, Sable Antelope, prolific bird life and more. Our guide was "Modern king David" he was excellent. The restaurant and bar area is lovely.... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience camping at the lodge and that the restaurant, bar and bathroom areas were of a high standard. We always try our best to ensure that guests who are camping have as comfortable a time as possible. I will pass your kind... More 

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