Mvuu Wilderness Lodge

Location: Liwonde National Park | Malawi

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

Like much else in Malawi, Liwonde National Park is lush, understated and charming. Pods of hippo cluster in the Shire River, jewel coloured birds flit above the water, and great herds of elephant wander the plains and forests. Mvuu Wilderness Lodge is our pick of the places to stay in the park. With just eight luxury tents, and a great location on the edge of a lagoon, guests are sure to be well looked after and see an elephant or two!
Perfect forBirders, wildlife lovers who don’t need to check off the big five, and those who just want a taster of safari.
In the knowDon’t walk around camp unaccompanied after dark. Mvuu means hippo in the local language, and you’re sure to see plenty!

Recommended for...

  • Guiding
  • Lodge
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Wildlife & Nature

Hotel Overview


Mvuu Wilderness Lodge sits in Liwonde National Park. Not an East or Southern African style big game destination, but nevertheless home to some of the best wildlife viewing in Malawi. Ellies, crocs, and hippo abound, and twitchers will be glued to their binoculars.

Rooms at Mvuu Wilderness Lodge

This is a classic African tented camp. Think natural materials (wood, thatch, and reeds), sweeping gauze mosquito nets, and decks looking out over the water.


Meals at Mvuu Wilderness Lodge are taken on the deck overlooking the lagoon. Food is good, hearty safari grub, and dinners are eaten communally, with plenty of opportunity to compare the day’s adventures.

Activities at Mvuu Wilderness Lodge

Morning and evening game drives, walking and boating safaris. A visit to one of the nearby villages is also a must-do.

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