Mvuu Camp

Liwonde, Malawi

On Request

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Mvuu Camp

Mvuu Camp offers a wide range of options including camping, self-catering and full board rates, as well as a range of activities. The activities on offer are the same as those offered at Mvuu Wilderness Lodge, but the camp is better suited either to families or those on a budget, as rates are more reasonable.



We Love
  • Mvuu Wilderness Lodge and Mvuu Camps are actively involved in conservation efforts in the Liwonde National Park.
  • About 500 people living outside the park benefit financially from the existence of Mvuu Wilderness Lodge and Mvuu Camp.
  • Mvuu hosts over 2 000 schoolchildren annually from all over Malawi on day visits to Liwonde National Park and Mvuu Camp.
Need to Know
  • Children of all ages are accommodated and partake in activities with all other guests.
  • Please check Children’s Policy for age restrictions for each activity.
  • The Camp has a 220v generator. Lighting in the chalets is via 12v solar power.

The Review

A particularly rewarding way of arriving at Mvuu Camp is via the boat trip from Liwonde town. This river trip takes guests 30 km along the Shire River (pronounced Shiree), offering an excellent chance to see both game and birds amongst the ever-changing vegetation.

Your Stay
Mvuu Camp is a clever mix of stone and canvas chalets and specially-designed family tents, which total 12 units or 48 beds. An impressive thatched dining and lounge area offers a magnificent river vista that is framed by two large baobab trees. Dinners are sometimes held under the stars in a specially constructed boma. A custom-built education and conference centre with facilities for up to 40 delegates or smaller corporate and team building functions is available. The camp overlooks a broad stretch of the Shire River with a profusion of wildlife and the amazing birdlife of the Liwonde National Park.

Liwonde National Park is home to the largest remaining elephant population in Malawi and one of only two breeding nuclei of black rhino reside here. It also boasts large numbers of impala, reedbuck, waterbuck, warthog and the majestic sable - which is rare anywhere else in Africa today. A dense population of hippo can be found in the Shire River and monstrous Nile crocodile are found lazing on the sandbanks.

The birdlife here is prolific - probably the best year-round birding in Southern Africa. Over 300 of the country's 650 bird species occur in the Liwonde National Park, with gems such as Böhm's Bee-eater, African Skimmer, Palmnut Vulture, White-backed Night-heron and Dickinson's Kestrel often sighted.

Activities at Mvuu Camp revolve around boating trips on the Shire River and game drives (morning and afternoon/evening). Nature walks and bike rides are also incredibly popular. The wide range of options include boating trips on the Shire River, game drives, nature walks, a three-hour Rhino Tracking Experience (with 90% of the fee going to rhino conservation) and non-stop birding.

The activities on offer are the same as those offered at Mvuu Wilderness Lodge, but the camp is better suited either to families or those on a budget, as rates are more reasonable.

Getting There

The Mvuu Camp is situated to the south of Lake Malawi in the Liwonde National Park. It overlooks the Shire River, the main drainage river from Lake Malawi. It can be reached by air from Lilongwe in about one hour and Blantyre in 30 mins. It is also connected with Club Makalola (20 mins) and Likoma (1 hr 15 mins).

Mvuu Camp Liwonde, Malawi