Barcelona Field Studies Centre

Mvuu Camp, Liwonde National Park

Mvuu Camp is located on the bank of the Shire river in Liwonde National Park. The Park has Malawi's greatest concentration of wildlife and is recognised as the country's premier game destination. Mvuu Camp stands within a group of large baobab trees, with Nile crocodiles lining the nearby river bank. Warthogs graze in the camp during the day, hippos by night, while elephants regularly come to drink on the opposite bank. Both the river and surrounding bush are rich in bird life. Chalets provide very comfortable accommodation, all en suite with a private balcony facing the river. A campsite is attached with mosquito proofed tents. Facilities include a swimming pool, dining room under thatch and gift shop.

The camp is part of the Wilderness Safaris ecotourism company that helps protect Africa's spectacular wildlife heritage and shares the benefits of tourism with local communities.

Activities include:

  • Game drive
  • Night drive
  • Walks with experienced guides
  • River safaris where guests may get close to hippo, crocodile and birdlife.
  • Back-of-house Ecolodge tour

Suggested Daily Activity Schedule:

  • 06h00 Game Walk
  • 07h00 Breakfast
  • 08h00 Boat safari
  • 12h00 Lunch
  • 16h00 Game Drive
  • 19h00 Dinner


  • Electricity & Water
  • 220v generator
  • 12v solar for lights in the tents
  • No plugs in the tents but can use plugs at reception if necessary
  • Environmental and Education Centre

Mvuu Camp gardens
Mvuu Camp exterior
Mvuu Camp bedroom
Mvuu Camp crocodile warning
Mvuu Camp animal warning sign
Mvuu Camp camping area
Mvuu Camp ecolodge tour
Mvuu Camp shop
Mvuu Camp restaurant
Mvuu Camp kitchen
Mvuu Camp swimming pool
Shire river bank
Mvuu Camp classroom and education area

Mvuu Camp Rules

Mvuu Camp Risk Assessment

Distance from Zomba: 2/3 hours drive.