Mvuu Camp

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Mvuu Camp has a spectacular vantage point along the Shire River that draws all manner of fauna to its banks. The camp, comprising 12 units as well as a nearby campsite, is a clever mix of spacious stone and canvas chalets and specially designed family tents. An impressive thatched dining and lounge area offers a magnificent river vista that is framed by two large baobab trees. Dinners are sometimes held under the stars in a specially constructed boma. A custom-built education and conference centre with facilities for up to 40 delegates or smaller corporate and team building functions is available.

Mvuu Camp offers a wide range of accommodation options such as full board rates and camping, and a variety of activities including boat safaris on the Shire River, game drives, nature walks, a three-hour Rhino Tracking Experience (with most of the proceeds going to rhino conservation) and non-stop birding. Trips to community projects in nearby villages and Nanthomba School are also popular.



Mvuu Camp – Family Chalet

There are five family units with two beds per room. The bathroom is shared by both rooms.


Mvuu Camp – Standard Chalet

There are seven twin bedded chalets. The twin beds can be moved together to make a double bed.


Activities and Services

Rhino tracking

The “rhino walk” offers the opportunity to view the endangered Black Rhino in its natural habitat. Track the rhino of Liwonde National Park on foot with members of the Black Rhino Monitoring and Research Project. Experience the thrill of tracking in the bush alongside an intimate, close encounter with these magnificent animals This is an exclusive activity, which is not part of our regular activities, and is subject to availability. The walk is seasonal and at additional cost.


Day and night game drives

A great way to explore Liwonde National Park and experience its diverse selection of habitats and wildlife. During the day visit the sanctuary and the surrounding area to see sable, kudu, eland, zebra, waterbuck, impala, warthog, rhino and elephant. Enjoy ‘sundowners’ on the banks of the beautiful Shire River while watching kingfishers diving for fish, before embarking on a night drive to discover hyaena, owls, civets, genets, and various species of mongoose.


River cruises

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Shire River while on one of Central African Wilderness Safaris river cruises. Intimate encounters with elephant are a hallmark of this fantastic experience which enables you to get very close to these huge, majestic animals. Sip sundowners while listening to the snorts and bellows emanating from the many hippo pods scattered along the banks of the river, before witnessing the suns incredible show of purples and reds; splashed across the surface of the river as the sun slowly descends below the horizon.


Hide visit

Get closer to the wildlife of Liwonde National Park with a visit to Mvuu’s water level wildlife hide. Watch as elephant, rhino and a host of other animals drink from the river just meters in front of you!


Visit to conservation research camp

Discover more about the important work being conducted by African Bat Conservation and Carnivore Research Malawi, with a visit to their research camp based at Mvuu. Feeling adventurous? Then head out with the bat researchers and help capture, record and tag some of Liwondes incredbily diverse selection of bats, or jump in a vehicle with the hyaena tracking team at dusk to discover the night time activities of these elusive predators.


Nanthomba School visit

Take a boat across the river, jump on a bike, and cycle 30 minutes to Nanthomba School. Experience first hand the pressures faced by both local people and Liwondes fragile ecosystems, as you cycle through villages situated along the parks boundaries. Once at Nanthomba School be inspired by the teachers and students of this incredible community project, and learn how NGO’s such as HELP Malawi and Children in the Wilderness are helping to transform local communities and alleviate poverty by providing quality education to the children of rural Malawi.


Guided bush walk

Discover the intricate relationships between animals and their habitats with a guided bush walk. Find out more about insects and other smaller inhabitants of the park, while learning about the trees and plants of Liwonde National Park; their medicinal properties and how they are used in traditional culture. Experience being able to get close with Liwondes incredible wildlife with minimal disturbance.



Liwonde National Park offers some of the best birding in Malawi. With over 400 species of bird listed within the park, Liwonde is a birders paradise, with an incredible variety of migrants arriving during rainy season. Specials include Brown-breasted Barbet, Böhm’s Bee-eater, African skimmer and Livingstone’s fly-catcher.


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    Safari Lodge
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    Liwonde National Park
  • Tags
    Birding, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife


Mvuu Camp


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