Found in the Liwonde National Park, Mvuu Camp offers excellent game viewing in Malawi's premier wildlife haven. Guests can look out from the property and watch as numerous game come to drink from the Shire River, which runs alongside the camp. Crocodile and hippo call the river home and are joined by a wide diversity of birdlife. Guests can get a closer look at the local wildlife via a boat trip into camp. While Mvuu is easily reached by air streaming down the river is a fantastic experience and certainly adds to the authenticity of a stay.
A good option for families, the camp provides 5 specially designed family units, with two beds per room. There are also 7 standard rooms on offer. All rooms are made from stone and canvas, are spacious and feature en-suite bathrooms. There are also a number of self-catering and camping options at camp, ideal for those searching for a slightly more independent experience.
The main guest area is tucked under a quaint thatch roof and provides a dining room, lounge and bar, all with brilliant views of the Shire River. On occasion dinner is an al fresco affair and takes place in a boma under the African night sky. Liwonde National Park is currently home to a black rhino reintroduction programme and a Rhino Sanctuary. With prior arrangement and special permission guests can visit to get closer to these critically endangered creatures.
How to get to Mvuu Camp
Mvuu Camp is approximately 55 min flight from Lilongwe, 30 min from Blantyre, 20 min from Club Makalola and 75 min from Likoma.
Activities at Mvuu Camp
Game drives, night drives, boating, guided walks, river safaris and village visits.
I thought this was super, we had our own specialist guide, as we were interested in the birds. A very personalised service, the camp on the River was delightful, Hippo in the water across the way bellowing through the day and night. Contrasting drives on the river and on land.Read full trip review
Roy Fraser & Anne Pfitzinger4
Close to perfection in terms of the villas, the safari team and the general atmosphere but serious improvements are easily possible (and needed) on the food and beverage sides.Read full trip review
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