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Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am tired of looking at animals with several other safari vehicles. Mvuu is the perfect antidote. No cats, but wonderful views of elephant and hippo from the river. All backed up by simply fantastic service. You can design your own itinerary. Nothing is too much for the staff. On our last day, they rang us to say that our... More 

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

Dear Roger, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at Mvuu Lodge and were able to indulge in less-crowded and more tranquil game-viewing experiences. Liwonde does offer a rich diversity of flora and fauna and is well-known for offering guests an interesting array of sightings.... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

The lodge is located in an amazing place close to the river, and service and facilities are great value. The boat cruise is the best activity. They are planning to introduce cheetah and lions in the next future, and if they succeed things can change quickly. It is only 500sqKm. The number of visitor will increase enormously. Chalets are great,... More 

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

Dear Manel, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, I think that your review was meant for the Mvuu Camp page, as the Lodge does not have a campsite, nonetheless we thank you very much for taking the time to write and share your review. We really appreciate your positive comments about your overall experience, our team is delighted... More 

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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

My wife and I spent 3 weeks here in July 2016. The situation is perfect, right on the river, and we saw so many different things: elephants, crocodiles,hundreds of hippos, zebra, eland, water buck, sea eagles, kingfishers and much more. The lodge is a delight and the staff are helpful and informative.

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Thank David S
Marketing M, Team at Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are delighted that you had such a pleasant stay at Mvuu Lodge and were able to enjoy the lodge's unique setting on the Shire River. We'd also like to thank you for your kind comments about our team. We sincerely hope that we... More 

Dunblane, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

I stayed at the Lodge for two nights in July and it was amazing. I was part of a large group of 23 people and from beginning to end, the service and attention to detail of the staff, their knowledge and humour, their appropriate programming for the teenage boys in our group, etc. was all second to none. I was... More 

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

Dear Frasey, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of your stay at Mvuu Lodge. We are delighted to hear that you had a memorable trip and that your visit coincided with our Independance Day celebrations. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the lodge's unique setting and the game activities, as well as... More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Spent 1 night here, day, evening and walking safaris with guides. Morning River Shire boat safaris, many animals seen. Excellent restaurant, only prob the aggressive monkeys but did a charm to the place. Good bar and reception area. Very pleasant staff and good guides, well protected

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

Dear Carolann117, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay at Mvuu Lodge. Thank you for your kind comments about our team and the activities, we hope that we will have the pleasure of hosting you at Mvuu Lodge again soon. Best regards, The CAWS... More 

Cape Town
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82 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We stayed for only 1 night and attended the game drive, the guided safari walk and the river safari. Out of these, the river safari was a real highlight because the area around the river is definitely Mvuu Camp's best asset. Not only do you see the big animals like hippos, crocs and elephants, but also the birdlife. Our guide... More 

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

Dear Rollingstone 2000, Thank you for your review and feedback, we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and are happy that the activities and chalets were to your liking. Liwonde National Park is one of Malawi's premier wildlife destinations, and is home to an abundance of different species of plants, birds and wildlife. We're so glad that you... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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185 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Passed for lunch at the buffet. The location is very nice, overlooking shire. Staff forthcoming. The downside I find price tag. For average lunch buffet , with minuscule desert browny (3x3cm), = 25 usd is steep, even considering they have to haul stuff over river. It wasn't wow, so I find this too much. There are quite aggressive vervet monkeys,... More 

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

Dear Oxygen 111, Thank you for your review of Mvuu Lodge. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at the lodge as well as the unique setting of the lodge. We're sorry for any inconvenience you experienced whilst dining due to the vervet monkeys that inhabit the surrounding area. Liwonde is a national park and it's very hard to... More 

Lilongwe, Malawi
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Experience of Mvuu Camp management date on 6th / 7th July 2016 , me and my family plan to go for relax our mind and get little bit experience of game drive and boat ride in Liwonde mvuu camp. After booking with strait from Mvuu camp reception $ 450 for two adults and one kid full board. From main road... More 

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Marketing M, On behalf of Chris Badger - Managing Director, Central African Wilderness Safaris at Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rosh76, Thank you for your review of Mvuu Camp. This is actually the Mvuu Lodge review page. I'd like to thank you for your feedback and would like to address each of your complaints individually. Firstly, I would like to reassure you that our management team did their very best to accommodate you and your family. To start with,... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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147 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful little hide away in the Liwonde National Park. African Parks have recently taken over conservation management of the park and it can only get better. There are no Big Cats in the park at the moment but great Elephant interaction - land and water - with other general wildlife you find in most African Parks. The Birdlife... More 

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

Thank you for leaving a review. It's great to hear that you had a pleasant stay at Mvuu Lodge. You might be interested to know that on very rare occasions lions have been known to visit Liwonde but you are right, for the most part it's the fantastic elephant, hippo, crocodile and other animal populations that are the main attraction!... More 

Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Luxurious tent in the beautiful Liwonde National park; top notch food and the most charming staff ever. I think I fell a little bit in love with our safari guide Angel who new everything about everything. It was a special time and one I will never forget.

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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 your stay at Mvuu Lodge has made it into the top ten best days of your life, what a fantastic accolade! I will be sure to pass your kind words to Angel and the staff, I know they will be very happy to hear you were made... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mvuu Lodge overlooks a secret, tranquil lagoon just off the Shire River, with the main lounge, dining and bar area set high above the water. Its extensive wildlife library and telescope make the most of the exceptional bird and other life that moves around the river, and the pool is perfect for cooling off at siesta time. Highlights In this lush area, the Shire and its floodplains draw an excellent diversity of animals to feed and drink, including a dense population of hippo, crocodiles and large numbers of elephant as well as sable, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, yellow baboon and waterbuck. Non-stop birding is guaranteed here. The Rhino Tracking Experience is a unique opportunity to join the rhino Protection Team scouts and your guide in tracking rare black rhino on foot; learn about their conservation - and end with a delicious bush breakfast or dinner. No visit is complete without meeting the friendly people of the nearby villages. ... more   less 

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: $240 - $280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge 4*
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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