Liwonde National Park


Liwonde National Park is one of Malawi's best for wildlife. It is located on the Shire River - a tributary of the Zambezi - and as a result is long and thin. Wildlife includes quite large numbers of elephant and the river attracts countless hippos and crocodiles. Antelope include kudu, sable and bushbuck. Lion and leopards are occasionally seen and, recently, black rhino have been re-introduced. Birdlife is exceptionally varied. The river attracts fish eagles and weaver birds build their nests in the thin woodland. Pel's fishing owl is often seen at dusk along the river's edge.



Mvuu Camp

Mvuu Camp overlooks a broad stretch of the Shire River with a profusion of hippos, crocodiles and the amazing birdlife of the Liwonde National Park...


Mvuu Wilderness Lodge

Mvuu Wilderness Lodge is set on the banks of a lagoon just off the Shire River. The Shire River is Lake Malawi's only exit making it the largest in the country, and forms the western boundary of the internationally acclaimed Liwonde National Park...


Day 1 - 3: Liwonde National Park

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Sprawling across 700 square kilometres of the Great African Rift Valley, Majete Wildlife Reserve’s undulating terrain incorporates grassy plains, riverside groves and forests of marula, acacia and leadwood interspersed with palms and the occasional baobab tree. The park provides a sanctuary for a diverse mix of wildlife, including black rhino, antelope and warthog, while the Shire River is populated by large numbers of crocodiles and hippos. Lodging options include chalets and a wonderfully scenic campsite set above the Matitu Falls.

Day 4 - 6: Liwonde National Park

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Although Liwonde is one of Malawi’s smaller parks is arguably the most popular of all the game parks. Malawi’s principle river, the Shire, forms its western boundary and is the reserve’s life blood. With plentiful water hippos, crocodiles and elephants are in good supply and black rhino has been re-introduced into the area. The birding is excellent and a favourite sighting among twitchers is the Pel’s fishing owl.

Day 7 - 10: Liwonde National Park

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Lake Malawi is an integral part of this beautiful country, the Lake is 3/4 the length of Malawi and plays a major role in feeding much of the population. Numerous fishing villages are scattered along its length but there are still miles and miles of uninhabited golden beaches which form the country’s major tourist attraction. Lake Malawi has more species of fish than any other freshwater lake in the world, with over 600 species of fish in the Lake Malawi National Park alone. 

The 590 km long and 85 km wide Lake is the third largest lake in Africa, occupying one fifth of Malawi’s total area. At 700m it is incredibly deep its lowest point is more than 200m below sea level.

An ideal destination for everyone with a wide range of activities including snorkelling, fishing, sailing, kayaking, water skiing and sun set dhow cruises.

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