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Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent one night at Mvuu lodge, two activities and it was wonderful! Rooms are beautiful and big, beds are very nice, the view is amazing. The food is also very good and I especially loved the breakfast in the bush, the best way to spend a monday morning! Guiding is very good and the landscapes are stunning!

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Marketing M, Team at Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Cloe, Thank you so much for sharing your positive feedback about Mvuu Lodge with us. We are pleased that you were able to have an enjoyable time during your short stay with us and are delighted to hear that every aspect of our offering was to your liking. Thank you again for your kind comments about the activities, guiding,...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrival from hippo lodge up the shire river is great. So many hippo in the water and on the banks, elephants coming to drink and crocs basking in the sun. Richard, the lodge and camp manager, was a great host, supported by his excellent team. Thom our guide worked tirelessly from a 530am start for a game drive, then a...

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Dear Banburybaby1, Thank you very much for your lovely review of Mvuu Lodge. We are really delighted to hear that you had a memorable safari experience filled with lots of hippo, elephant and crocodile sightings. We are also pleased that you enjoyed the hospitality that was extended to you during your stay with us. Richard, Thom and the rest of...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This NP is one of a kind in terms of wetlands and nature views. Roads are fine, birding is good and the diversity in nature from wetlands to desert is just amazing. A boat safari is also quite nice to go for!

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Dear Marjolein B, Thank you so much for your positive feedback about Mvuu Lodge. We are really delighted that you consider Liwonde National Park to be a one of a kind destination and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your overall safari experience. We hope that you were able to have a memorable time at the Lodge and...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed everything about our stay at Mvuu Lodge but the staff (along with all the fantastic wildlife of course) were the real highlight - our guide throughout our stay was Matthews, who was brilliant, as was our waiter Geoffrey. We were lucky enough to be upgraded from the camp to the lodge and we were therefore treated to probably...

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Marketing M, Team at Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Emily_and_J0hn, Thank you so much for sharing your positive feedback with us. We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed everything about your stay with us. Our staff will be delighted to hear that they were able to contribute to you enjoying a memorable experience in Liwonde National Park. Thank you for your kind comments about the accommodation,...

Canby, Oregon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lodge itself is clean and comfortable. The service is great. The food is also very good and they can and will accommodate special food needs like gluten free and vegetarian. The Chalets are very nice and well kept. They offer a variety of safari types from walking, vehicle and boat. All are worth the experience. Their guides are well...

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Dear Myxoplx, Thank you for your wonderful review of Mvuu Lodge. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us in Liwonde National Park and we hope that all aspects of our offering were to your liking. Thank you for your kind comments about the accommodation, food and dining options and activities that were on offer. We sincerely hope...

Rome, Italy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I usually write quite comprehensive reviews to help other travellers decide if a place suites their needs so forgive me if I break my own rule today and simply say: out of the many places I have been to, there are only few one that I really hated to leave and the Mvuu Lodge ranks pretty high amongst them. Wonderful!

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Dear Marco S, Thank you so much for your lovely review of Mvuu Lodge. We are really delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at the lodge so much that you were reluctant to leave. We hope that everything about our offering was to your liking and trust that your stay in Liwonde National Park was a memorable one....

Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I was there for one night on our way to Zambia. It was one hell of a night. How often do you stay at a hotel where you have elephants eating the tree right outside your room. It's just amazing. I thought it was monkeys and then looked closer. The rooms are nicely appointed and the staff if just terrific....

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Dear James, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, we are delighted that you had a memorable stay at Mvuu Lodge and we are also really pleased to hear that you were able to enjoy the lodge's unique setting as well as the park's abundance of flora and fauna. Thank you for your kind comments about our staff, they...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I am tired of looking at animals with several other safari vehicles. Mvuu is the perfect antidote. No cats, but wonderful views of elephant and hippo from the river. All backed up by simply fantastic service. You can design your own itinerary. Nothing is too much for the staff. On our last day, they rang us to say that our...

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Dear Roger, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at Mvuu Lodge and were able to indulge in less-crowded and more tranquil game-viewing experiences. Liwonde does offer a rich diversity of flora and fauna and is well-known for offering guests an interesting array of sightings....

Reviewed 21 August 2016

The lodge is located in an amazing place close to the river, and service and facilities are great value. The boat cruise is the best activity. They are planning to introduce cheetah and lions in the next future, and if they succeed things can change quickly. It is only 500sqKm. The number of visitor will increase enormously. Chalets are great,...

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Dear Manel, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, I think that your review was meant for the Mvuu Camp page, as the Lodge does not have a campsite, nonetheless we thank you very much for taking the time to write and share your review. We really appreciate your positive comments about your overall experience, our team is delighted...

Reviewed 12 August 2016

My wife and I spent 3 weeks here in July 2016. The situation is perfect, right on the river, and we saw so many different things: elephants, crocodiles,hundreds of hippos, zebra, eland, water buck, sea eagles, kingfishers and much more. The lodge is a delight and the staff are helpful and informative.

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Dear David, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are delighted that you had such a pleasant stay at Mvuu Lodge and were able to enjoy the lodge's unique setting on the Shire River. We'd also like to thank you for your kind comments about our team. We sincerely hope that we...

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mvuu Lodge overlooks a secret, tranquil lagoon just off the Shire River, with the main lounge, dining and bar area set high above the water. Its extensive wildlife library and telescope make the most of the exceptional bird and other life that moves around the river, and the pool is perfect for cooling off at siesta time. Highlights In this lush area, the Shire and its floodplains draw an excellent diversity of animals to feed and drink, including a dense population of hippo, crocodiles and large numbers of elephant as well as sable, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, yellow baboon and waterbuck. Non-stop birding is guaranteed here. The Rhino Tracking Experience is a unique opportunity to join the rhino Protection Team scouts and your guide in tracking rare black rhino on foot; learn about their conservation - and end with a delicious bush breakfast or dinner. No visit is complete without meeting the friendly people of the nearby villages. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge

Address: Liwonde National Park, Liwonde National Park, Malawi (Formerly Wilderness Safaris)
Region: Malawi > Southern Region > Liwonde National Park
Price Range: £190 - £222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Mvuu Wilderness Hotel Liwonde National Park
Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge Malawi/Liwonde National Park
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“If you want to be close to the restaurant, you need to ask in advance”
 of 5 bubbles rogerbR9888HK, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Cabins near the river are gorgeous - and you may have wildlife right outside in the morning!”
 of 5 bubbles fraseyboyd, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All the chalets had good views of the river shire”
 of 5 bubbles Carolann117, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room 5! Complete with gazebo!”
 of 5 bubbles JeremyL1858, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“all amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles clarkefam2015, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
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