The five hundred and eighty thousand square kilometre Liwonde National Park is situated in the south of Malawi and is Malawi's premier wildlife reserve.
Liwonde incorporates the huge and scenic Shire River as well as quiet backwaters and lagoons, marshes, open savannah country, woodland and hills. As a result of the great variety of habitat, there is a marvellous diversity of plant, animal and birdlife. Elephant and sable antelope occur in large numbers, as do hippo, crocodile, impala and waterbuck. Lion, leopard, serval and the oribi may occasionally be seen.
Black Rhino have recently been re-introduced from the Kruger National Park. This is possibly the best birding location in central and southern Africa - the record for a two-night stay is two hundred and sixty-six different species! Along the river you may see the fish eagle, palmnut vulture, African skimmer and Pel's fishing owl all of which are fairly common. Among the specials are Bohm's bee-eater, Lilian's lovebird, bat hawk, Livingstone's flycatcher, whitebacked night heron and brownbreasted barbet.
Mvuu Wilderness Lodge boasts one of the most stunning settings, situated along the banks of the Shire River within the National Park. Discreetly tucked away in the lush riverine vegetation, each tent has its own view of the palm fringed lagoon which abounds with exciting birdlife. The main dining room, bar and lounge area is raised, under thatch, overlooking the river where snoozing hippos and basking crocodiles are often to be seen. The tented rooms offer luxury accommodation for only ten guests. There is also a unique stone and thatch honeymoon suite. Enjoy meals on the decking while you admire the panoramic views, dine under thatch, or just relax in the pool between activities.
· Meals and daily activities inclusive
· Plunge pool
· Dining room and bar under thatch
· Day and night game drives
· Guided walks
5 tented rooms with private bathrooms