You are not in Kansas anymore (sorry for US Film References). Two great nights. If you are a Birder you will love it. In two days i saw 25 different birds without really trying, but with help from our guide and Sebastian. "Tents" are great, watch the Crocodiles sun themselves from your porch. We were in the Honeymoon Suite which has a tub and gazebo. My first Safari so nothing to compare to but we were thrilled. Individual attention by guides (Justin) who knows alot about just about everything (birds, trees, animals, the bush calendar...) Don't start shooting pics of Elephants on river safari until you can hit one with a rock - that is how close you will get (but don't throw a rock). We did not do our homework on how to get there and ended up driving in on 30KM road which was in rough shape. They helped us get out by lending us a staff member to go with our daugther and we went across the river and met them on the highway. Best way is to come in on other side of river, park and take short, free, boat ride over. The drive in is about 15 KM but smoother road and interesting since it goes through cotton growing area and villages. Save your bottles for the ride out, children will ask you for them. If your perspective on how much we take for granted in the US hadn't been changed yet it will after you see how thrilled they are to get an empty water bottle.
- 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