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Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge

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Lilongwe, Malawi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As usual we were treated like royalty, DK is a fantastic manager and looked after us incredibly well. Nothing was too much to ask. Our guides Macleod and Duncan were both exceptional and the green season wildlife totally exceeded expectations. The variety of wildlife was spectacular, creating fantastic photo opportunities in the lush and green surroundings. The rooms are comfortable...

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Dear MalawianStyle, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Mvuu Lodge. We are really pleased to hear that you were able to enjoy another memorable stay with us. Thank you for sharing the highlights of visiting Mvuu during the Green Season, we are glad that you were able to observe an array of interesting sightings, whilst enjoying the...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a 125km cycle to the lodge, in some of the Malawi wet season's finest, I was met with a warm hot chocolate and ice cold beer. The hardest part of the stay was working out which to drink first! The lodge is beautifully situated on the banks of the Shire River where you are all but guaranteed to see...

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Dear Doug, Thank you for your wonderful review of Mvuu Lodge. We are delighted that you had a memorable stay with us and were able to observe a variety of interesting sightings on your visit. Thank you for your kind comments about Richard, our staff, the dining experience and the activities at the lodge, we are really pleased that everything...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether you are mad about animals and wild equatorial forests, or a beginner, Mvuu is brilliant. Sleep surrounded by fat hippos, ugly warthogs, giant elephants, flashing fireflies, whooping owls and chirruping crickets - safe in a real bed with a mosquito net. Just watch out for the monkeys who might look at you in the solar-heated outdoor ( but screened)...

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Dear JanieHampton, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Mvuu Lodge. We are pleased that you were able to enjoy an unforgettable experience with us. Liwonde is a premier wilderness hotspot in the region and Mvuu offers guests a truly unique and engaging safari experience. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed exploring the park and unwinding...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 14, 2016

Perfect location. Unhurried stay. Attentive staff. Very knowledgeable guide. We have visited a number of similar places in several countries. This was among the best. The morning and evening game "drives" by boat and Landrover were excellent. The immediacy of the hippos and crocodiles outside our chalet and the openness to the brush added to the stay.

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Dear Sir, Thank you for your review of Mvuu Lodge, we are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay with us and were able to experience the flora and fauna of Liwonde National Park at leisure. Thank you also for your kind comments about our guides and your overall experience. We are delighted that you considered Mvuu Lodge to be...

Reviewed December 1, 2016

I spent one night at Mvuu lodge, two activities and it was wonderful! Rooms are beautiful and big, beds are very nice, the view is amazing. The food is also very good and I especially loved the breakfast in the bush, the best way to spend a monday morning! Guiding is very good and the landscapes are stunning!

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Dear Cloe, Thank you so much for sharing your positive feedback about Mvuu Lodge with us. We are pleased that you were able to have an enjoyable time during your short stay with us and are delighted to hear that every aspect of our offering was to your liking. Thank you again for your kind comments about the activities, guiding,...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 30, 2016

Arrival from hippo lodge up the shire river is great. So many hippo in the water and on the banks, elephants coming to drink and crocs basking in the sun. Richard, the lodge and camp manager, was a great host, supported by his excellent team. Thom our guide worked tirelessly from a 530am start for a game drive, then a...

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Dear Banburybaby1, Thank you very much for your lovely review of Mvuu Lodge. We are really delighted to hear that you had a memorable safari experience filled with lots of hippo, elephant and crocodile sightings. We are also pleased that you enjoyed the hospitality that was extended to you during your stay with us. Richard, Thom and the rest of...

Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

This NP is one of a kind in terms of wetlands and nature views. Roads are fine, birding is good and the diversity in nature from wetlands to desert is just amazing. A boat safari is also quite nice to go for!

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Dear Marjolein B, Thank you so much for your positive feedback about Mvuu Lodge. We are really delighted that you consider Liwonde National Park to be a one of a kind destination and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your overall safari experience. We hope that you were able to have a memorable time at the Lodge and...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 13, 2016

We enjoyed everything about our stay at Mvuu Lodge but the staff (along with all the fantastic wildlife of course) were the real highlight - our guide throughout our stay was Matthews, who was brilliant, as was our waiter Geoffrey. We were lucky enough to be upgraded from the camp to the lodge and we were therefore treated to probably...

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Dear Emily_and_J0hn, Thank you so much for sharing your positive feedback with us. We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed everything about your stay with us. Our staff will be delighted to hear that they were able to contribute to you enjoying a memorable experience in Liwonde National Park. Thank you for your kind comments about the accommodation,...

Canby, Oregon
Reviewed November 9, 2016

The lodge itself is clean and comfortable. The service is great. The food is also very good and they can and will accommodate special food needs like gluten free and vegetarian. The Chalets are very nice and well kept. They offer a variety of safari types from walking, vehicle and boat. All are worth the experience. Their guides are well...

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Dear Myxoplx, Thank you for your wonderful review of Mvuu Lodge. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us in Liwonde National Park and we hope that all aspects of our offering were to your liking. Thank you for your kind comments about the accommodation, food and dining options and activities that were on offer. We sincerely hope...

Rome, Italy
Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

I usually write quite comprehensive reviews to help other travellers decide if a place suites their needs so forgive me if I break my own rule today and simply say: out of the many places I have been to, there are only few one that I really hated to leave and the Mvuu Lodge ranks pretty high amongst them. Wonderful!

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Dear Marco S, Thank you so much for your lovely review of Mvuu Lodge. We are really delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at the lodge so much that you were reluctant to leave. We hope that everything about our offering was to your liking and trust that your stay in Liwonde National Park was a memorable one....

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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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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“Take stout shoes or boots, and a raincoat in the wet season.”
 of 5 bubbles JanieHampton, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“If you want to be close to the restaurant, you need to ask in advance”
 of 5 bubbles rogerbR9888HK, Sep 13, 2016 | Read review
“Cabins near the river are gorgeous - and you may have wildlife right outside in the morning!”
 of 5 bubbles fraseyboyd, Jul 28, 2016 | Read review
“All the chalets had good views of the river shire”
 of 5 bubbles Carolann117, Jul 26, 2016 | Read review
“Room 5! Complete with gazebo!”
 of 5 bubbles JeremyL1858, Apr 20, 2016 | Read review
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