Mvuu Lodge
African Wildlife Safari Vehicle
African Wildlife
Safari Vehicle

Mvuu Lodge

Mvuu Lodge overlooks a tranquil lagoon just off the Shire River with the main lounge area set high above the water in an area of captivating variety and beauty.  Mvuu means “hippo” in Tonga and the name epitomises the large numbers of pods of these water-loving mammals that float in the river. In this lush and fertile area, an excellent diversity of animals can be seen.




  • An authentic and luxurious wilderness experience in Liwonde National Park
  • Ideal for guests seeking a more private and lavish safari lodge experience
  • Offers full board accommodation with fine dining and exclusive outdoor dining experiences

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Nestled discreetly on the banks of a quiet lagoon just off the Shire River, on the western boundary of the wildlife-rich Liwonde National Park, the lodge’s surrounding area harbours a surprisingly abundant wildlife populace. Depending on the time of year, guests can expect to see large numbers of elephant, reedbuck, waterbuck and sable, along with numerous pods of hippos in the river. Sightings of buffalo, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, zebra, roan, eland and warthog are also common. Birdlife is prolific – over 400 of the country's 650 bird species occur in the park. 

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Unlimited safari activities are on offer at the Lodge (game drives, guided walks and boat safaris), as well as village and local school tours.

Key activities at Mvuu lodge include boat safaris, guided walks, birding, and traditional game drives by day and night. Additional activities include the Shire River Trail, as well as visits to Njobvu Cultural Village Lodge and Nanthomba School.


Lodge facilities include a natural rock swimming pool, raised bar and restaurant, pub, wildlife library, and access to conference facilities for up to 40 delegates. Located just 2kms to the south of the property, Mvuu Lodge also provides Star Beds which overlook the floodplains and offer guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature and spend a memorable night under the stars.


Accommodation comprises eight stunningly designed tents, one of which is a romantic honeymoon suite. Each tent is equipped with elegant furnishings, beautifully-appointed bathrooms (including a unique outdoor shower) and a private viewing platform built to look over the water’s edge. The lounge and dining area are situated on a raised deck overlooking a tranquil lagoon.


Peak season: 1 Jul – 31 Oct; 10 Dec – 10 Ja

Low season: 11 Jan – 30 Jun; 1 Nov – 9 Dec

Average StayAverage Stay

3-4 nights recommended

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

US$ 501 (2018 rates; full board; peak season)

Children PolicyChild Policy

6 years and above; 50% off for children aged 6-12 years.


Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Mvuu Lodge's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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