Mvuu Lodge

Liwonde National Park, Malawi

Mvuu Lodge

Mvuu Lodge is situated on the banks of the Shire River in Liwonde National Park. With just 8 chalets, it offers a relaxed setting for a safari in one of Africa's less-visited wildernesses.

Mvuu Lodge’s is a rustic camp set in a region of Africa that receives few visitors. Mvuu, which means "hippo" in Tonga, is so-named because of the large pods of hippo that appear in front of the lodge in the Shire River. Other big game includes elephant and black rhinoceros, the latter introduced into the park from South Africa as part of a successful breeding program.

Activities at Mvuu revolve around boating trips on the Shire River and 4x4 game drives, with a special focus on black rhino tracking. Nature walks are also possible. Birding enthusiasts will be able to participate in non-stop birding around Mvuu. The birdlife is as varied as it is prolific, especially along the Shire River, where the African fish eagle and the Pel’s fishing owl are frequently sighted, as well as Böhm’s bee-eater and white-backed night heron.

Mvuu’s airy thatched lounge and bar looks out onto the Shire River where crocodile, hippo, elephant and an array of birdlife can often be seen. There's a boma where guests can enjoy an evening drink and a small swimming pool with deck chairs for relaxing between safari activities.


Mvuu Lodge offers eight safari chalets. Positioned on raised decks the canvas and thatch chalets are rustic in design, yet very spacious and comfortable. They have hammocks and wicker seating on the verandah overlooking the lagoon.

Each tent has an en suite bathroom and outdoor shower.


Bar and lounge area
Swimming pool


4x4 game drives
Shire River boat safaris
Black Rhino tracking
Nature walks

Child Policy

Mvuu Lodge accommodates children over 6 years old.