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Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Camp

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Certificate of Excellence
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Liwonde National Park Malawi See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free Internet
Air Conditioning
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice and cool place, we arranged everything with the HQ of the Central African Wilderness Safaris in Lilongwe, for a 4 days trip. It was by far cheapper than other safari lodges I've been in Zambia and Namibia (in fact Malawi is a cool and...More

Date of stay: January 2018
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Response from Marketing M, Team at Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu CampResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sainzper, Thank you very much for taking your time to write this review of Mvuu Camp. We are so happy to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us, and had the opportunity to enjoy the world cup matches in the bush. We...More

Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Hidden gem. Loved this place. Saw elephants, lions, zebra, aardvark, wart hogs, thousands of hippos, monkeys, baboons and numerous other animals, many who walk around the camp at night so no wondering after dark. Wifi certain times of the day at restaurant area only. Food...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from Marketing M, Team at Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu CampResponded 10 December 2018

Dear Patriceb999, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are glad to hear you had a pleasant and memorable stay at Mvuu Camp. It's great to hear that you were able to enjoy a wide array of wildlife sightings during...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

A visit to Mvuu camp in Liwonde national park is certainly worth a visit. It has the distinct feel of an expensive upper class safari lodge but the prices of meals and drinks are actually very reasonable from a western point of view. I spend...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from Marketing M, Team at Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu CampResponded 9 November 2018

Dear ErwindM, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are glad that you had a memorable trip to Liwonde National Park. We are pleased to hear that you felt our pricing is fair- we do our very best to...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018

We spent two nights here at the end of a working trip. Could not recommend it more highly! The staff are lovely and knowledgeable and will do their best to accommodate your wishes for animals/birds etc. Rooms were fabulous, we had a few visits from...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Susan F
Response from Marketing M, Team at Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu CampResponded 8 November 2018

Dear Susan, We greatly appreciate you taking your time to write this wonderful review. Thank you for commending our staff on their warmth and attentiveness. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed a comfortable stay at Mvuu camp with the rooms given and the...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018

Back again in Mvuu with a group, this time mid-September and surprise surprise: first time we got grey chilly weather, due to Chiperone winds. Strange feeling. Nevertheless this was again easily the best lodge on our trip, with fantastic wildlife, great chalets and very good...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank stefandreas
Response from Marketing M, Team at Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu CampResponded 2 October 2018

Dear Stefandreas, We really appreciate you taking the time to share this wonderful review of Mvuu Camp and we are glad to hear that you had a memorable stay in the wilderness with us. Thank you for your kind remarks about the accommodation, the look...More

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Set amongst large, shady trees along the banks of the surging Shire River, Mvuu Camp offers a charming setting for those wishing to explore the country’s premier wildlife haven. Being Malawi’s largest river, More the Shire attracts hordes of mammals and birds. Whether you are staying in one of our 12 attractive en-suite units or in the nearby campsite, you will find the atmosphere lively and dynamic. The impressive thatched dining and lounge area offers magnificent vistas over the river, framed by two large baobab trees. For those wishing to cool off in the midday heat there is an inviting pool. The camp is completed by a traditional boma for dining under the stars. Did you know?Since our inception into Liwonde in 1994, large areas of the Park have been rehabilitated; some 500 local people currently benefit financially from our camps.The diverse landscape includes relatively dry mopane woodlands interspersed with candelabra trees, patches of miombo, palm savannah and numerous baobabs on extensive floodplains and dense riverine vegetation.Your activities will include boating, game drives (day and night) and cultural visits to villages.Mvuu means ‘hippo’ in Tonga, referring to the large numbers that occur here. The Park is also home to elephant, rare black rhino, sable, waterbuck, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest and, rarely, lion.The prolific bird life seen include African Skimmer, Palmnut Vulture and White-backed Night-Heron. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free Internet
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Number of rooms
12
Price range
USD 232 - USD 263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Malawi > Southern Region > Liwonde National Park
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Number of rooms
12
Price range
USD 232 - USD 263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Malawi > Southern Region > Liwonde National Park
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Traveller (120)
Room & Suite (15)
Dining (2)
Pool & Beach (2)
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Questions & Answers
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Terry W
20 June 2016|
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Response from Marketing M | Property representative |
Hi there, yes the water is safe to drink at Mvuu, it comes from an underground bore hole. Hope this helps!
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lockie33
8 March 2016|
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Hello, there is no need to bring the towels when staying at Mvuu, unless you are self-camping. Hope this helps!
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Room Tips
"Each bed in the 2-bed shared chalet can easily fit multiple people (b/c each 'bed' is really two..."
CameronTracks
7 Aug. 2018
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"We had a lovely chalet near the river so heard hippos at night - heaven"
n0w65
28 May 2018
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"Make sure you close the door to your lodge otherwise the baboons will get in!"
uncleglyn
10 Apr. 2018
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"Boatsafari's are great. Do a boatsafari at sundown. Walking safari's are also very nice. WIFI is at..."
mwgraaf1960
3 Nov. 2017
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