On 4th November this year, there will be a full moon. The 4th of November, along with the 3rd and 5th of November, will offer extremely good nighttime visibility. On these days, at no extra charge, full board guests of Mvuu Camp and Mvuu Lodge will be able to enjoy a late night visit to two of our viewing hides in the old rhino sanctuary in Liwonde National Park.
Of the two hides, the “platform” hide is found 15 feet above a small waterhole and the “eye level” hide is situated at ground level at a location which has recently been dug out to provide cleaner water and better fields of vision. Both viewing hides are geared to provide guests with a unique and enhanced wildlife viewing experience in the moonlight.
What you will see: Moonlight viewing is unpredictable, guests might not see much or they might see a considerable amount of activity. There are good chances of seeing black rhino, and some of the many nocturnal animals that inhabit the park such as -serval, civet, genet, hyena and mongoose. Elephants might also come down to the waterhole. Apart from the viewing, the bush on a moonlit night is a remarkably atmospheric place to be.
Taking photos: This is not really a photo op activity-we do not want to disturb the animals with a flash so it is ideal for those more interested in soaking up the atmosphere.
The time to be there: Generally the later (or earlier) the better. Between midnight and 0400 is often the most productive time but you need to be patient and prepared for some hours of waiting with not much happening.
Maximum number of guests per viewing: 6 guests.
So if you are looking for a new activity to try on your next visit to Mvuu Camp and Lodge, then why not opt for this unique wildlife viewing experience – in the moonlight
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