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

Current Specials

This lodge is currently running 1 special!

Mvuu Lodge Reviews & Information

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Mvuu Wilderness Lodge is on a lagoon off the Shire River on Lake Malawi. The Lodge can be found within the internationally acclaimed Liwonde National Park and offers guest a luxurious African getaway. The rooms are tastefully decorated and cleaned every day and all rooms have fans to help with the heat.

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.

Mvuu lodge staff are professional and charming. The lounge and eating area overlook the beautiful river filled with, hippos and crocodiles. The lodge guides are knowledgeable of the wildlife is outstanding and guest can enjoy storytelling. Guest can request walking safaris with sundowners with snacks.

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


  • Boating Trips
  • Safari drive
  • Nature walks
  • Bike rides
  • Rhino Tracking Experiences
  • Birding

Below detailed information about the Mvuu Lodge is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • 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

  • Hotel Bar
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Safari drives
  • 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 $370
Double Room US $730

Mvuu Lodge Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Stay at Mvuu Lodge and enjoy discounted rates for African Residents!

Included in the rate:

Accommodation, all meals, 3 game activities and park fees.

Excluded from the rate:

Drinks, laundry, road transfers, extra activities & 1% Tourism Levy.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid until 1 January 2020
  • Subejct to availability
  • Valid for African Residents only
  • Identification will be required to confirm residency
  • No children under 6 years. Children 6-12 years pay 50% of full rate

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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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