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Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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175 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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143 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 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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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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Second visit to this beautiful, beautiful safari lodge in Malawi. Dont miss it its a lifetime experience. Hippos Crocs and elephants ( you can tell I am british by the plurals of the animals with an 's') and tons of different antelope. Staff are first class and food is like a good hotel. Chef is local chap who has progressed.... 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 so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay at Mvuu Lodge. Its always special to welcome back guests who have stayed with us before - I hope we might see you for a third time at some point in the future! Fran and the CAWS team More 

Cambridge
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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Because it was off-season we were lucky enough to be upgraded to the Lodge- though we looked in on Mvuu Camp and that looked good too. We absolutely loved Mvuu, from our wonderful tented chalet room with outdoor bath and terrace with lagoon view, to the dining area with fabulous river view, to the game drives and walking safari and... More 

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

Thanks for leaving a review. It's wonderful to hear that you had a great time at Mvuu Lodge. The outdoor baths really are special aren't they! I will be sure to pass your compliments about the food to the chef and his team, I know they will be delighted to hear it. Fran and the CAWS team More 

York, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

After a packed visit to Malawi with a charity visiting various projects we finished our trip with a 2 day visit to MVUU and it was just what we needed. It was the most amazing place. We zoomed in by boat having seen crocodiles, elephants and hippos on route. We were welcomed with a drink and shown to our lodges... 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 so pleased to hear that you had a fabulous stay at Mvuu Lodge and enjoyed all of the activities on offer. The team always work hard to try and provide a personal touch for guests so I know will be delighted to hear your kind words. I hope we... More 

London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

This is a great lodge. The thatched cottages are spacious and very private - you need a guide to take you to and from the lodge at night as the elephants come right up to the river. The food is excellent and plentiful. And the game drives, walks and boat rides are all good fun although we did hit a... 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 you enjoyed your stay at the lodge. It's wonderful that you were able to experience the rhino tracking, we feel very privileged to be able to support the work that is being done to conserve these magnificent animals. I'm sorry to hear that the communal dining was not entirely to... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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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