Mvuu CampAddress: Liwonde National Park, Liwonde view map
Mvuu Camp is designed to blend into its environment with guests staying in a clever mix of stone and canvas chalets and family tents. The thatched dining and lounge areas have stunning views over the river and are a good place to sit and watch the hippos basking in the shallows.
Visit the community: Day Visit to Cultural Village
Christopher Mvula, the general manager of Mvuu lodge and Camp has worked for The Department of National Parks for many years before joining Wilderness Safaris 15 years ago at Mvuu. He is highly regarded by both government officials and guests alike and has established many strong relationships over the years and is a key figure in both the lodge and throughout Liwonde National Park.
Mvuu Camp is run by Dinara Kankhuni. Locally born and educated, he has risen through the ranks through many years of hard work at the lodge. He is a respected community leader and one of the founding members of the Nanthomba School.
Main area of focus in Caring for the Destination:
- Community Employment
- Cultural Village
- Children in the Wilderness
Detailed description of the Caring for the Destination Initiative:
Community Employment: Wilderness Safaris is committed to employing local staff both within the camp and as guides and scout.
Education: Wilderness Safaris has linked with HELP Malawi to support of funding and development of a local government primary school.
Cultural Village: Adjacent to Mvuu Camp is Njobvu Cultural Village - a community ecotourism village where guests at Mvuu are encouraged to visit and support.
Children in The Wilderness: Wilderness Safaris has a charity Children in The Wilderness which promotes conservation and education to underprivileged children. They provide Mvuu Camp bi annually for Children in The Wilderness groups to stay and enjoy the park.