South African Lodges
Shire River
Liwonde National Park
Southern Malawi
Lodge Type

Mvuu Lodge Reviews & Information

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Mvuu Lodge is on a lagoon off the Shire River - Lake Malawi's only exit. The Lodge can be found within the internationally acclaimed Liwonde National Park and offers guest a luxurious African getaway.

Mvuu means "hippo" in the local Tonga language and refers to the vast numbers of these animals that can be found in the river. As well as the hippos, a great diversity of animals including; sable, elephant, antelope, impala and waterbuck can be consulted in the area. Facilities include a dining room, pub, lounge area, library, hide and a swimming pool.


  • Eight tents for a maximum of 16 guests
  • En-suite bathroom
  • The viewing platform is overlooking the lagoon.


  • Boating trips
  • Game drive
  • Nature walks
  • Bike rides
  • Rhino Tracking Experiences
  • Birding

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  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Viewing Deck

Wildlife activities

The Liwonde National Park is home to impala, reedbuck, buffalo, hartebeest, zebra, eland, waterbuck, warthog, sable, kudu, yellow baboon, black rhino and the largest remaining elephant population in Malawi. Hippo and crocodiles can be found in the Shire River. The area is also known for its birdlife with Böhm's Bee-eater, African Skimmer, Palmnut Vulture, White-backed Night-heron, Brown-breasted Barbet, Dickinson's Kestrel, Livingstone's Flycatcher, Lillian's Lovebird, Pel's Fishing-owl and Spur-winged Lapwing residing in the area. 

Wildlife activities include:

  • Boating trips
  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Nature walks
  • Bike rides
  • Rhino experiences

  • Bar
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Game drive safaris
  • Walking safaris
Social Responsibility
  • A Rhino Tracking Experience offers guests a three-hour guided walk into rhino territory, a delicious bush breakfast or dinner and a chance to get involved in the monitoring process. 90% of the fee for the tracking experience goes to rhino conservation projects.

    Furthermore, more than 500 people benefit financially from the existence of Mvuu Lodge. The next Kafulafula School benefits from financial assistance from Mvuu's guests, and a new classroom block has been built, and books and uniforms supplied to the school by Mvuu. Mvuu Lodge also contributed to the building of the Nanthomba School in Malawi. 

    Mvuu also hosts schoolchildren on day visits to the Liwonde National Park. These trips are often the first glimpse of wildlife in their country that these children get.

Available Rooms


# Rooms:

Mvuu Lodge features eight spacious tents that can accommodate a maximum of 16 guests. Each luxury suite features an en-suite bathroom and a viewing platform overlooking the lagoon.

Single Room US $510
Double Room US $790

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Lovely place :)





GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -14.851913

Longitude: 35.294853


Driving directions from Lilongwe International Airport (LLW), Lumbadzi, Malawi
350 km - about 4 hours 48 mins
1. Head east
2. Turn right
3. Turn left toward M1
4. Turn right onto M1
5. Take the 1st left toward M14
6. Turn left onto M14
7. Continue onto M5
8. Turn right to stay on M5
9. Turn left onto M1
10. Continue onto M8
11. Continue straight onto M3
12. Turn left onto S131
13. Turn left onto S132
14. Turn left to stay on S132


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

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