Mvuu means ‘hippo’ in Tonga, and it is indeed home to hippos! Situated alongside a lagoon off the Shire River (no hobbits in sight, but plenty of crocodiles), Mvuu Wilderness Lodge is located on the western boundary of Liwonde National Park in Malawi.
Aside from the bobbing heads of hungry hippos, you’ll encounter a plethora of other animals, from endangered black rhino and elephant to sable, waterbuck, buffalo, and Lichtenstein’s Hartebeest. Birders will also be in heaven as the region is home to over 400 of the country’s 650 species, including the elusive African skimmer. Aside from birding, guests can go on traditional games drives, river safaris, nature walks, night drives, and rhino tracking.
Verdant and teeming with life, the lodge proffers magnificent views of nature, with a main lounge overlooking the lagoon, and a wildlife library and telescope for prime bird and wildlife spotting. Guests are accommodated in eight luxury suites, including a honeymoon suite for newlyweds. Each tent boasts an en-suite bathroom and deck overlooking the water, and communal facilities include a dining room, pub, lounge area, and pool.
- Offers black rhino tracking in ‘The Sanctuary’ region of the park
- Numerous activities including nature walks, river safaris, game drives and night drives
- Luxury accommodation with decks overlooking the water
- Supports 400 bird species making it ideal for birders