Mumbo Island and Mvuu lodge - Malawi
Mvuu Lodge nestles on the banks of a lagoon just off the Shire River on the western boundary of the wildlife-rich Liwonde National Park. The main lounge building is set high above the water for long views up-river. Accommodation comprises eight luxurious tents for a maximum of 16 guests. Each tent has en-suite bathroom facilities and a private viewing platform looking out on the lagoon. Lodge facilities include a dining room, pub, lounge area, wildlife library and swimming pool.
Superb river cruises take in the languid Shire River. This provides the perfect opportunity to get close to hippo pods, bathing elephant, crocodile and colourful birdlife.
Activities at Mvuu lodge
Enjoy getting closer to the flora and fauna in the park away from the confines of a safari vehicle. Enjoy this nature walkwith an experienced guide. Suitable for age 12 and above, closed shoes and safari coloured clothing required to be worn.
Named after Chief Liwonde who championed its protection, the park harbours very diverse landscapes. Travel through these in one of our well maintained open sided 4×4 vehicles in search of equally diverse wildlife.
Enjoy a sundowner at an idyllic spot in the bush before heading out in the dark in search of the varied nocturnal wildlife that makes it home in the park.
Shire River Trail
The Shire River trail is a three-day trek across the park that gives guests the chance to truly immerse themselves in nature.
Liwonde National Park offers some of the best birding in Malawi. Specials include brown-breasted barbet, Böhm's bee-eater, African skimmer and Livingstone's flycatcher to mention just a few.
About Mumbo Island:
Mumbo Island is a pristine and deserted tropical island, and the undisputed jewel of the Lake Malawi National Park. It has never been populated, and is still in its natural state with a thick covering of miombo woodland and ancient fig and baobab trees.
The waters around the island are clean and calm, and allow all guests – irrespective of fitness or experience – to enjoy sea kayaking, snorkeling and SCUBA diving. The island’s only mammals Spotted-necked Otters – are remarkably playful and regularly join guests for a snorkel or swim.
On Mumbo Island the theme is barefoot luxury – there is everything that you need and nothing that you don’t. The tiny island camp sleeps only fourteen guests in tastefully furnished tents with shaded decks, hammocks, and en suite hot bucket showers and eco-loos. A dining room and bar, with a lovely lounge under a baobab tree, complete camp infrastructure.
The camp is built of reeds, timber, thatch and canvas. It is perched on high rocks overlooking the water and blends in with the African bush to create a Robinson Crusoe atmosphere of rustic charm. The whole of Mumbo Island lies within an exclusive concession, thus guaranteeing privacy in paradise. Mumbo Island Camp ranks amongst the finest in Malawi, and is a member of the prestigious Wilderness Safaris Portfolio.