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Price: USD 250 - 400 per person sharing per night

Mvuu Lodge Highlights

Mvuu Lodge offers a prime location on the banks of a lagoon just off the Shire River, the country's largest river, in the beautiful Liwonde National Park; characterized by riverine forests, romantic palm trees and busy floodplains. Mvuu Wilderness Lodge provides luxurious accommodation and has a variety of river and birding activities on offer. The lodge has a great covered boat, perfect for drifting down the river where guests can expect to witness elephant, hippo, crocodile and waterbird interactions. A spectacular twist on the usual overland safari.

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  • The bird life is outstanding - possibly the best birding location in Central and Southern Africa.
  • Mvuu means "hippo" in Tonga and the name epitomises the large numbers of hippo pods that float in the Shire river.
  • Mvuu is the only lodge in the Park and is therefore able to offer exclusive boat trips and game drives both during the day and at night.

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USD 250 - 400 per person sharing per night

Mvuu Lodge Game Viewing and Activities

The area around Mvuu Lodge offers a wide variety of activities including boating trips on the Shire River, early morning and afternoon and evening game drives, bush walks, bike rides and incredible birding. Guests will also have the opportunity to interact with the friendly local people and enjoy a visit to one of the local villages for a cultural experience. Liwonde National Park is home to the largest remaining elephant population in the country and one of only two breeding nuclei of black rhino in Malawi. The Park also has large numbers of impala, reedbuck, waterbuck, warthog and majestic sable, which is rarely seen in Africa today. Mvuu Wilderness Lodge is known as one of the best birding camps in Malawi. The birdlife is fantastic year-round and over 300 of the country's 650 bird species occur in the Liwonde National Park with species such as BÖhm's Bee-eater, African Skimmer, Palmnut Vulture, White-backed Night-heron and Dickinson's Kestrel. Others such as Livingstone's Flycatcher, Pel's Fishing-owl and Spur-winged Lapwing can also be found in the riverine strip while Liwonde is home to the only population of Lillian's Lovebird in Malawi and also plays host to the rare Brown-breasted Barbet.

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