Mvuvu means “hippo” afloat on the shire river

Mvuu Lodge nestles discreetly on the banks of a lagoon just off the Shire River (pronounced Shiree). The Shire River is Lake Malawi's only exit - making it the largest in the country - and forms the western boundary of the internationally acclaimed Liwonde National Park. With the main lounge building set high above the water for wonderful views, Mvuu Lodge offers guest the much sought after luxurious African getaway.

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 - including elephant and sable antelope, impala and waterbuck - can be seen.

Accommodation at Mvuu Lodge comprises eight spacious tents for a maximum of 16 guests, each with en-suite bathroom facilities and a private viewing platform looking out on the lagoon. Lodge facilities include a dining room, pub, lounge area, extensive wildlife library, a hide overlooking the river and a natural rock swimming pool.

Activities at Mvuu Lodge revolve around boating trips on the Shire River and game drives (morning and afternoon/evening). Nature walks and bike rides are also incredibly popular.

Enthusiasts will be able to participate in virtually non-stop birding around Mvuu Lodge .

The Liwonde National Park, by its very nature, is about people as well, and no visit to Mvuu Lodge is complete without experiencing the local culture in one of the villages.

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