Rating: Simple Price from: Â£155 - Â£175 pp full board
Mvuu Camp consists of a mix of stone and canvas chalets and tents providing a total of 48 beds. There is a large thatched central dining and lounge area on the edge of the Shire River. There is also an outdoor 'boma' where dinners are sometimes served under the stars.
The 'Camp' is seperated from neighbouring Mvuu Lodge by a short distance of bushlands, the Lodge being more exclusive and smaller.
Mvuu Camp is family friendly and has a swimming pool and a range of activities. Game drives, bush walks and boat safaris are all offered here. There is a large education and conference centre.
Boat safaris are the highlight at Mvuu (Camp and Lodge) and birding is fantastic around Liwonde. Huge crocodiles and plenty of hippos are seen up and down the river and guests can also visit neighbouring fishing villages and travel further up the water towards Lake Malawi. Nature walks and trips to the local village (across the river outside the park) and biking are popular too.
Photographs by Dana Allne, courtesy of Wilderness Safaris.
Location: Shire River, Liwonde National Park
Rooms: 12 stone and canvass chalets
Activities: Boating to get up close to hippo, crocs and stunning birdlife; Walking safariâ€™s; Day and night game drives; Visit to the Rhino Sanctuary and Rhino tracking (with special permission); mountain biking.
Facilities: Swimming pool; Thatched dining and lounge area looking out over the river;
Dining: Meals are served either in the dining area or under the stars
Children: Families are welcome
Health: This is a malarial area
Communication: No internet is available here, there may be limited mobile phone signal
This 2-centre Malawi holiday is a perfect safari & beach combination, staying in lovely locations.
They recycle bottles into drinking glasses, make plant ties out of old tyres...... but more importantly they are very involved with numerous conservation projects in Lwonde National park. They have a really positive influence in their region.
"A very friendly, well organised camp with excellent staff to look after us and make us feel welcome. The early morning walks were a gentle way to see the landscape and the river trips were an good way to get closer to the wildlife without disturbing it."
Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499