I booked this in April 2011 in a 'wet season special' for $220 and it was my best ever Hotel or Safari lodge stay! The food was excellent and served either outside by the water or in the dining area overlooking the Shire.
My 'room' or 'lodge' overlooked an inlet and felt very much 'in the action' at night, hearing the birds fly past, hippos in the river, and possibly a lion in the background.
The Safari tours were top-notch and the drivers and guides were very experienced. I would love to go back one day in the dry season and enjoy the hotel and safari facilities all over again.
The early morning walk is worth it, if you can get up before sun rise (e.g. before 5am!)
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Mvuu Wilderness Hotel Liwonde National Park
- Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge Malawi/Liwonde National Park