Well trained staff, know their stuff, very friendly and you are amongst the wildlife.
There is a reason you sign that piece of paper that says "the staff has warned me about walking around at night with no escort and no I may not swim in the crocodile infested river no matter how safe it looks"
Elephants inside the camp kept us awake and the hippos were having a party three "tents" down. You dont just tell 3 tonnes of meat to move along.
The whole operation is geared for low to no impact in everything they do.
Accommodation is basic but very unique and functional (and yes you are safe from the animals as long as you dont go walking around on your own at night.) Food is local and is well prepaired and presented. Dont expect fish and chips or burgers and fries.
The place seems costly but then all meals and game excursions are included. The only thing you have to pay extra for is your bar tab, but with local beer at under US$1 who can complain?
- 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