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Mvuu Camp Safari Lodge, Liwonde National Park Malawi | Game Viewing

Mvuu Camp is located on the bank of the Shire river and is regarded as one of Malawi's premier game destinations. It stands within a group of large baobab trees, with large Nile crocodiles lining the river bank nearby. 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. Stone 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.

The area is superb for elephant, hippo and crocodile during the drier months in the middle of the year. Kudu, sable, impala, waterbuck and warthog are seen as well as serval, civet, mongoose and genets on night drives. Baboon, vervet monkeys, bushbuck, leopard, and bushpig are also found and the birdlife is spectacular all year, including specials such as Böhm's Bee-eater. Activities may include:

The highlight here is superb river cruises where guests may get close to hippo, crocodile and wonderful birdlife. There is a black rhino reintroduction programme and it is possible (with special permission) to visit the Rhino Sanctuary in the Park, which also has reintroduced Lichtenstein's hartebeest and buffalo.

A suggested Daily Activity Schedule is as follows:
06h00 Game Walk
07h00 Breakfast
08h00 Boat safari
12h00 Lunch
16h00 Game Drive
19h00 Dinner, table d'hôte or occasionally curry buffet or braai(barbecue)


  • Electricity & Water
  • 220v generator
  • B12v solar for lights in the tents
  • No plugs in the tents but can use plugs at reception if necessary

Drinks Policy

Drinks are not included in the price and should be paid for separately.

Mvuu Camp gardens
Mvuu Camp exterior
Crocodile warning
Animal warning sign
Camping area
Ecolodge tour
Swimming pool
Shire river bank
Classroom and Education area

Mvuu Camp Rules

Mvuu Camp Risk Assessment

Distance from Zomba: 2/3 hours drive.