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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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High Wycombe, England
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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16 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

San Clemente, California
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58 helpful votes 58 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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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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394 helpful votes 394 helpful votes
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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

In June 2014, my work took me to Malawi, Africa. My husband and two teenage boys joined me on this exciting trip. The greatest part of our adventure in beautiful Africa was to spend time at the Mvuu Lodge in Liwonde National Park. The exquisite animals and naturally gorgeous setting make this a worthwhile destination but the addition of the... More 

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Illinois
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228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

From the moment we arrived, until the moment we left we were treated like royalty. The chalets are lovely. We were in a two bedroom unit that over looks the river. The beds were huge and very comfortable. The bathroom was very large and had a huge shower made of stone. We enjoyed the wart hogs that were eating about... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Beautiful setting and A+++ service. We had our personal attendant (Michaels), and our tour guide was Matthews. The attention to detail and customer service was outstanding. Besides game drives and river cruises for the normal animal viewing, the staff went out of their way to ensure we had a personalized experience including a candlelit dinner on our cabin veranda and... 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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