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Wilderness Adventures Mvuu Wilderness Lodge

Liwonde National Park, Liwonde National Park, Malawi
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Wilderness Adventures Mvuu Wilderness Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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134 reviews 134 reviews
41 hotel reviews
373 helpful votes 373 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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402 reviews 402 reviews
43 hotel reviews
195 helpful votes 195 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I was in Lilongwe for work and came down to Mvuu for 2 nights with a colleague. It was our first game park in Africa. We had a wodnerful time. We had been warned that in rainy seasons it is harder to see aninmals, but we actually saw a lot, including lots of elephants. The rooms at mvuu camp are... More

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

It has been a while now since I visited Mvuu but I have to say don't leave Malawi without trying to get out there. The accommodation was amazing and the food was delicious. The activities and guides were the best I had experienced.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We spent 3 nights here , a last minute decision to include a visit. It was above all our expectations from the accommodation , the food and the exceptional friendliness of all the staff, thanks to Sarah and Nick for making our experience memorable. We saw lots of wildlife and did everything on offer from the early morning walks, boat... More

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Tokyo
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I don't think you can spent a night with this price in other national parks. Unfortunately, there are no lions or other predators, but you can see elephants and hippos very closely. I heard hippo noise from my chalet and felt I stayed in the center of wildness.

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Adventures Mvuu Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Lovely_lovely_trip, thank you for your great review and we are glad to hear you had some great sightings during your stay with us. Through our partnership with Wilderness Trust we have plans to relocate lion into the park. We are very excited for this potential development. For more information you can visit the Wilderness Trust website and hopefully once this... More

Blantyre, Malawi
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Its a lovely place. very clean chalets, helpful staff (especially Sarah), the food is lovely and the organised activities are fantastic. Surprisingly the drinks are very affordable. Its not a place for doing a lot. Bring a book. Its more of a chilling retreat with wild life thrown in. Don't expect animal numbers as in the parks in the major... More

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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We spent 2 very relaxing days here in December with some good friends, and literally had the place to ourselves! Sarah & Nick were very accommodating from when we arrived until we left. Our every need was taken care of, even when I desperately needed an internet connection for a work emergency, they managed to sort something out for me!... More

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Address: Liwonde National Park, Liwonde National Park, Malawi
Location: Malawi > Southern Region > Liwonde National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Also Known As:
Mvuu Wilderness Hotel Liwonde National Park
Wilderness Adventures Mvuu Wilderness Lodge Malawi/Liwonde National Park

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Ideally positioned for you to explore the captivating variety and beauty of Liwonde, Mvuu Wilderness Lodge lies discreetly on the banks of a quiet lagoon off the broad Shire River. This languid waterway is Malawi’s largest river which sets the stage for an awesome wilderness spectacle. What’s more, the main lounge area is set just above the water for you to make the most of the surrounding wildlife and birds from camp. With a similar concept, our eight stylish en-suite tents are erected on wooden platforms and incorporate an intimate veranda. Lodge facilities also include a dining room, pub, extensive wildlife library, a hide overlooking the river and a natural rock swimming pool.Did you know?Since our inception into Liwonde in 1994, large areas of the Park have been rehabilitated; some 500 local people currently benefit financially from our camps.The diverse landscape includes relatively dry mopane woodlands interspersed with candelabra trees, patches of miombo, palm savannah and numerous baobabs on extensive floodplains and dense riverine vegetation.Your activities include boating, game drives (day and night) and cultural visits to villages across the river.Mvuu means ‘hippo’ in Tonga, referring to the large numbers that occur here. The Park is also home to elephant, rare black rhino, sable, waterbuck, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest and, rarely, lion. The prolific bird life includes African Skimmer, Palmnut Vulture and White-backed Night-Heron. ... more   less 
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