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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 9 November 2016 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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Marketing M, Team at Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge, responded to this review

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

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...

Dunblane, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I stayed at the Lodge for two nights in July and it was amazing. I was part of a large group of 23 people and from beginning to end, the service and attention to detail of the staff, their knowledge and humour, their appropriate programming for the teenage boys in our group, etc. was all second to none. I was...

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

Dear Frasey, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of your stay at Mvuu Lodge. We are delighted to hear that you had a memorable trip and that your visit coincided with our Independance Day celebrations. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the lodge's unique setting and the game activities, as well as...

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Spent 1 night here, day, evening and walking safaris with guides. Morning River Shire boat safaris, many animals seen. Excellent restaurant, only prob the aggressive monkeys but did a charm to the place. Good bar and reception area. Very pleasant staff and good guides, well protected

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

Dear Carolann117, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay at Mvuu Lodge. Thank you for your kind comments about our team and the activities, we hope that we will have the pleasure of hosting you at Mvuu Lodge again soon. Best regards, The CAWS...

Cape Town
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We stayed for only 1 night and attended the game drive, the guided safari walk and the river safari. Out of these, the river safari was a real highlight because the area around the river is definitely Mvuu Camp's best asset. Not only do you see the big animals like hippos, crocs and elephants, but also the birdlife. Our guide...

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

Dear Rollingstone 2000, Thank you for your review and feedback, we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and are happy that the activities and chalets were to your liking. Liwonde National Park is one of Malawi's premier wildlife destinations, and is home to an abundance of different species of plants, birds and wildlife. We're so glad that you...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Passed for lunch at the buffet. The location is very nice, overlooking shire. Staff forthcoming. The downside I find price tag. For average lunch buffet , with minuscule desert browny (3x3cm), = 25 usd is steep, even considering they have to haul stuff over river. It wasn't wow, so I find this too much. There are quite aggressive vervet monkeys,...

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

Dear Oxygen 111, Thank you for your review of Mvuu Lodge. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at the lodge as well as the unique setting of the lodge. We're sorry for any inconvenience you experienced whilst dining due to the vervet monkeys that inhabit the surrounding area. Liwonde is a national park and it's very hard to...

Lilongwe, Malawi
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Experience of Mvuu Camp management date on 6th / 7th July 2016 , me and my family plan to go for relax our mind and get little bit experience of game drive and boat ride in Liwonde mvuu camp. After booking with strait from Mvuu camp reception $ 450 for two adults and one kid full board. From main road...

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Marketing M, On behalf of Chris Badger - Managing Director, Central African Wilderness Safaris at Central African Wilderness Safaris Mvuu Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rosh76, Thank you for your review of Mvuu Camp. This is actually the Mvuu Lodge review page. I'd like to thank you for your feedback and would like to address each of your complaints individually. Firstly, I would like to reassure you that our management team did their very best to accommodate you and your family. To start with,...

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $336 - $391 (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
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“All the rooms are in the bush and with views of the Shire river or its tributaries.”
NielM_11, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Take stout shoes or boots, and a raincoat in the wet season.”
JanieHampton, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you want to be close to the restaurant, you need to ask in advance”
rogerbR9888HK, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Cabins near the river are gorgeous - and you may have wildlife right outside in the morning!”
fraseyboyd, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All the chalets had good views of the river shire”
Carolann117, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
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