Liwonde National Park
The 580 sq km Liwonde National Park comprises a diverse habitat; the scenic Shire River, backwaters and lagoons, marshes and open Savannah woodlands. The wildlife is even broader in variety and higher in numbers than in most other national parks; from the semi-aquatic, barrel-shaped, Hippopotamus (Mvuu in vernacular) and dinosaur-like Crocodile—to awesome Elephant, Buffalo, Sable, Impala, Waterbuck, the magisterial Baboon and the wacky Monkey on the river bank and into the hinterland; Black Rhino, Eland, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, Roan antelope, Zebra in the Sanctuary, a 40 sq km fenced-off area for targeted conservation within the park.
Predominant riverine birdlife includes the White-breasted Cormorant, Palm-nut vulture, Livingstone’s Flycatcher, Pel’s Fishing-owl, African Fish-eagle and Spur-winged Lapwing. Bohm’s Bee-eater, African Skimmer, White-backed Night-heron, Dickinson’s Kestrel and the much less common Brown-breasted Barbet are sighted more often in the floodplains. And the only population of Lilian’s Lovebird in Malawi is resident here. Altogether, around 300 out of Malawi’s 650 bird species have been sighted, making Liwonde National Park one of the best birding destinations in Southern Africa.
From Lilongwe,we proceed down south. With a short stopover at Dedza Pottery for refreshments and some shopping– you can arrange for them to ship your purchases anywhere in the world– we proceed to Liwonde and make our way to the jetty for the boat crossing to Mvuu Camp and Lodge for lunch and a late afternoon game drive. 1 night at the tastefully constructed and appointed Mvuu Camp inclusive of dinner, bed and breakfast. Early morning game walk followed by a boat safari before crossing back to the jetty on the opposite side of the Shire on our way back to Lilongwe, stopping over just outside the park to admire, perchance to buy, curios at bargain prices.
Price inclusive of transfers, sharing accommodation, all meals, game park entrance, 3 game activities: US$600 for 1 person / $390 each of 2 / $320 each of 3 / $285 each of 4+
Add $125 per person for Mvuu Lodge.
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