Mvuu Camp

Liwonde National Park

Mvuu Camp is located in the heart of Liwonde National Park, one of Malawi’s premier wildlife destinations. The camp is an excellent option for guests who want to enjoy the ultimate bush experience in a comfortable and relaxed setting.

The Camp has a spectacular vantage on the banks of the Shire River in Liwonde National Park. The camp, comprising 14 units as well as a nearby campsite, is a mix of spacious stone and canvas chalets and specially designed family chalets. 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.

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Location

Mvuu Camp overlooks a broad stretch of the Shire River on the western boundary of the wildlife-rich Liwonde National Park. Approximately 4 – 5-hour road transfer from Lilongwe. Flights are also available from Lilongwe.

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There are 14 stone and canvas thatched chalets  on the ground with paved walkways. These comprise of 5 twin-bedded chalets each with two single beds, 2 twin-bedded chalets (inter-leading working as a family unit) with two three quarter beds in each room, 5 family units with 2 x 2-bedded rooms each with two single beds sharing a bathroom, 2 twin or double-bedded chalets with beds that can be made up as required. Room features include:

En-suite facilities
Mosquito net
Private veranda
Electronic safe
Amenities are supplied in each room

Chalet Interior and View Chalet Exterior Room Layout Room Interior

Dining room and bar under thatch
Pool in main area
Traditional boma
Education Centre
Children’s play area
Library
Internet café

Cocktails by the Pool Delicious Food Camp Reception Dining Area

Game Drives
Boating
Guided Nature Walks and Kids Walks
River Safaris
Community Visit
Guests can visit the hides in the Old Rhino Sanctuary

Boat Safari on the Shire River Game Drive Guided Walk Community Visit Black Rhino Cheetah Lion Böhm's bee-eater by Werner Reyneke

Children of all ages are accepted
There are Family Chalets and there is a Children's play area

Open all year round

Nanthomba Full Primary School, the Nandumbo Health Centre and community engagement projects are initiatives that are currently facilitated by H.E.L.P. Malawi in Liwonde National Park. Central African Wilderness Safaris has had a long-standing partnership with H.E.L.P Malawi and continues to offer on-the-ground support to key projects where possible. Inspired to build a school outside Liwonde National Park (where Mvuu Camp and Lodge are located) and provide education for the children of the area, three Mvuu employees worked tirelessly with Chris Badger, CAWS Managing Director and a Mvuu guest to create an award winning public school and health center.  

Children in the Wilderness Malawi’s camp programme has been running for more than 15 years. Each year, CAWS closes down one of its camps to paying guests, to host 70 children at three one-week camps. The camps follow a comprehensive curriculum and a variety of activities are conducted to promote learning whilst instilling team work and confidence in the young participants.

Malawi is being deforested very rapidly. Many rural communities are reliant on firewood to cook and to provide warmth and light. The problem is not going to go away any time soon. Initiated by Master Banda and Children in the Wilderness kids, an indigenous nursery was started at Chintheche to provide saplings to communities to begin reforesting their areas. In 2012 a partnership was formed with a Swedish Company, Southbound and its owner, Ralf Holmstrom and formed a tree planting company named Root to Fruit. The company is run on strictly commercial lines. Two plots of land have been purchased and 12 people are permanently employed. To connect Root to Fruit with their eco-tourism operation, CAWS launched the ‘Tree with Every Trip’ initiative, through which guests travelling with the company can opt to add USD 2 to their trip, which will go towards planting a tree in Chintheche and offsetting atleast a small amount of the carbon emissions that their journey might generate.Since its inception Root to Fruit has planted over 100,000 trees.

CITW Root to Fruit education through CITW HELP Malawi Root to Fruit

220V volt plug points  and 12V solar lighting is available in the rooms
There is a Generator to run the main camp
Water is supplied from the borehole and is treated
WIFI is available in the main area

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