Liwonde National Park is located in Malawi, on the banks of the river Shire, near Lake Malombe. It is one of Malawi’s premier safari destinations, and one of its most popular parks. It is rich wildlife diversity, as it is made up of a host of habitat and ecosystem types. These include mopane woodland, riverine forest, savannah plains, swamps and grasslands. The park is also home to over 400 species of birds, including the spur-winged lapwing, African fish eagle and palm-nut vulture. Elephants are found in abundance in the park, and the river houses large populations of hippos and crocodiles. Predators are less prolific, but lion and leopard are found in the park and are fairly frequently seen. Guests are able to experience the thrill of walking safaris in addition to traditional game drive safaris. Boating and canoe safaris also take place on the river, a unique experience. Both luxury and more affordable safari lodges are found in the park.

Why we like it

Abundant and prolific wildlife; Over 400 bird species; Big 5, Amazing people

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 580 square km
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: Yes
Specialist Specie: Elephant
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Liwonde

Accommodation in Liwonde National Park

Mvuu Camp, Liwonde

Mvuu Camp is a safari camp located on the banks of the Shire River in Liwonde National Park, Malawi. Liwonde is a Big 5 park, and is also home to a diversity of other wildlife species, and over 400 species of birds. The camp consists of 12 accommodation units, which feature a mixture of family tents and stone and canvas…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Mvuu Lodge, Liwonde

Mvuu Lodge is located in Liwonde National Park in Malawi, on the shores of a lagoon. The park is rich in wildlife, and is home to species such as elephant, buffalo, hippo and zebra. The birdlife in the park is also superb. The lodge consists of eight luxury tents, each featuring en-suite facilities and private viewing decks that provide stunning…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Tours and Activities in Liwonde National Park

Malawi & Zambia Southern Tour

Great value for money; Beautiful bush and beach destinations; Variety of exciting activities; Various accommodation and budget options

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Duration: 15 Days
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.
Where

Lookout for

Serval
Genet
Elephant
Black Rhino
Hippo
Lion
Leopard
Spotted Hyena
Jackal
Buffalo
Kudu
Zebra
Impala
Sable Antelope
Waterbuck
Warthog
Crocodile

Key Species

MAMMALS
Elephant
Hippo
Sable Antelope


BRIDS
African Fish Eagle
Pel's Fishing Owl
Palm-nut Vulture
Spur-winged Lapwing


REPTILES
Nile Crocodile
Water Monitor Lizard


TREES
Mopane
Baobab
Euphorbia Candelabra


HABITAT TYPES
Mopane Woodland
Savannah
Marshes
Grassland
Forest
Riverine


Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 7
Mammals: 8
Birds: 9
Reptiles: 7.5
Trees: 8