Mvuu Camp: The Lowdown

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Mvuu Camp is a simple spot with a rather lovely location on the Shire River, so close to the action that hippos are often spotted grazing the camp’s lawns. 

What’s Mvuu Camp really like?

The main part of the lodge is neatly tucked under thatch and has a wonderful view out towards the water. There’s a bar, sitting area and dining room. Set off behind the rooms is a swimming, and, as Mvuu Camp caters really well for family safaris, a small children’s playground.

There are just 12 stone and canvas chalets here reached by sandy pathways from the main areas of the camp. There are 5, free-standing twin bedded units, 2 interconnecting chalets, and 5 two-room family chalets. The style of the chalets is fairly simple and rustic, with solar lighting and stone ensuite bathrooms to the rear of the bedroom. In addition to the chalets, Mvuu also has a campsite.

What can I do at Mvuu Camp?

Activities from Mvuu Camp mainly focus on day and night game drives in Liwonde National Park in large 10 or 18 seater vehicles.  Particular highlights here are the elephants, crocs and hippos, and even the most disinterested birder becomes fascinated when spotting Liwonde’s rather marvellous array of birdlife. For a gentler activity, Mvuu Camp has a hide- a wonderful place to watch animals up close, seemingly oblivious to your presence. You can also do boat safaris, and for an extra fee we can arrange a trip by bike to a local school, a guided bush walk, and there is even a 2 night walking safari across the park, the Shire River Trail that we can book for you, sleeping out in the wilderness as you go.

Giving back at Mvuu Camp:

Astonishingly few children in Malawi ever get the opportunity to experience their own national parks, and Mvuu is proactive at hosting local school children, running camp programmes and educating them about conservation.  The camp also provides scholarships for pupils to secondary school.

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