Mvuu Wilderness Lodge sits beside a lagoon besides the Shire River, surrounded by riverine forest, Borassus palms and floodplains.

The lodge offers comfortable tented accommodation in five spacious safari tents, with en-suite facilities. The dining room is on stilts high above the lagoon, and the pool is set amongst shady trees within earshot of hippos in the river.

Boat safaris, game drives and guided nature walks enable guests to see game as diverse as sable antelope, hippo, impala, and waterbuck. Huge crocodiles and serval are also common as well as prolific birdlife from African fish eagles to Böhm's bee-eaters.

In addition to the main game viewing activities, guests can do bicycle trips from the boundary of Liwonde to the local villages outside the park or spend a night in Ligwangwa, a typical rural Malawian village.

Why We Love It

Despite being situated by the Shire River, there isn't a hobbit in sight at Mvuu Wilderness Lodge but a lot of other beasties well worth viewing.

Louise Fitzgerald, Original Traveller

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