Mvuu Lodge offers a luxurious wilderness getaway in Liwonde National Park – Malawi’s premier wildlife destination. Mvuu means “hippo” in Chichewa, and the name of the lodge was inspired by the large pods of hippos that inhabit the surrounding waters of the Shire. The lodge is operated by Central African Wilderness Safaris (CAWS), a leading ecotourism company that was established in Malawi in 1987.
Mvuu Lodge overlooks a tranquil lagoon, in an area surrounded by lush vegetation and towering Borassus palms. The main lounge building is set high above the water for a splendid river view and accommodation comprises eight tents, each with en-suite bathroom facilities and a private viewing decks. Located just 2kms south of the lodge, Mvuu’s new star beds overlook the floodplains and offer guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature and spend a memorable night under the stars.
Liwonde is an exceptional area for game viewing and regular sightings of elephants, lions, cheetah, hyena, serval, zebra, impala, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, buffalo, warthogs, the occasional black rhino and up to 350 birds can be expected. Key activities at Mvuu Lodge include boat safaris, guided walks, birding, and traditional day and night game drives. Additional activities include the Shire River Trail, visits to Njobvu Cultural Village Lodge and Nanthomba School. Guests can also visit the two hides within the old rhino sanctuary for excellent photography opportunities.
- Luxury tent-styled accommodation overlooking the lagoon in Liwonde National Park
- Part of the Central African Wilderness Safaris portfolio
- Access to a wide range of safari activities
- All guided activities are conducted by expert guides
- Signature activities include boat safaris, game drives and guided walks