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The main lodge building is set above the lagoon providing excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. Mvuu means 'hippo' in the local dialect and the name epitomizes the huge number of hippo pods close to the lodge. You can sit on your balcony watch the wildlife and relax or head out on day and night safari game drives with one of the knowledgeable guides at Mvuu. The highlight of any stay at Mvuu Lodge is the fantastic river boat safaris! The park boasts a diverse number of animals and birds with elephants, crocodiles, pels' fish eagle to name but a few.

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 Lodge is run by Richard Chimwala who started his life with Wilderness Safaris as a gardener and through hard work, extensive in house training and his own positive attitude has risen quickly through the ranks to this position. He is a talented naturalist, a great guide and has a wonderful sense of humour.

Caring for Destination

This accommodation provider has taken action to address one or more issues (whether environmental, social or cultural) which will contribute positively to the long term viability of the destination and hence their site displays a Caring for the destination rating.

Main area of focus in Caring for the Destination:

  • Community Employment
  • Education
  • 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 is 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.