CAWS guide Samuel Lenard Chihana who is based at Mvuu Camp and Mvuu Lodge in Liwonde National Park recently secured the number 19 spot in tourHQ’s Global Guide Awards 2018 programme. This is the third consecutive year that Samuel has received a place on the list, which recognizes the world’s top 100 guides each year.
Three new plunge pools are currently being constructed outside three tents at Mvuu Lodge. Built outside each tent, amidst the park’s pristine wilderness and tranquil natural surroundings, these plunge pools are set to serve as the ideal way for guests to relax and recuperate after a long day packed with adventure and exploration.
An article from the WESM newsletter titled 'Bird Fest in Liwonde' by David Scott offers an interesting account of the weekend. Click through to read the article which was written and shared by David Scott:
24th February, 2018 marked another historical landmark when after many, many months of planning and extensive preparations, the first stage of the process of reintroducing lions in Liwonde National Park was completed. The first stage involved translocating two male lions from Majete Wildlife Reserve, to specially built bomas in Liwonde.
Last month, we treated our Mvuu Camp & Lodge guests to an exciting Green Season birding weekend, where an array of birding safaris were conducted to explore the numerous bird species that inhabit Liwonde National Park during the rains. During the much-loved Green Season, Liwonde National Park is teeming with life, and guests visiting the park can expect to enjoy an endless series of spectacular bird sightings.
We are pleased to feature extracts from ‘50 best Travel Tips from 10 years of Travel’, an article by Jane Rogers that covers a wide range of practical travel tips and advice. Here's a list of 5 travel tips that we thought were relevant and useful for our travelers and guests.
The rainy season in Malawi is a time when greenery permeates the country and water bodies fill up. The ample supplies of fresh rainwater, give rise to a burst of life and activity. During this season, the rise in water levels of the lake, rivers and streams throughout the country allows for a range of interesting patterns and phenomena to be observed in a wide variety of flora and fauna species that inhabit the country’s key areas of wilderness.
Wildlife enthusiasts interested in watching animals exhibit an array of unique behavioural patterns can do just that on the Nyika Plateau and in Liwonde National Park, during the Green season. Unlike the dry season, the rainy season in Africa ushers in a shift in wildlife dynamics, which is fuelled primarily by the ample availability of water sources.
With the start of the rainy season in Malawi, the country comes to life and the landscapes turn to bright hues of green and blue. The air becomes crisp and clear, and the views in and around the Great African Rift become vibrant and seemingly infinite. With the crystal-clear air giving rise to bright and enhanced colours and hues across the country’s landscapes and horizons, the rainy season is one of the best times of the year to capture the most striking landscape and wildlife photographs.
With the first few bursts of rainfall of the much-loved Green Season, the Nyika Plateau transforms into a botanist’s delight and comes to life with lush shades of green and vibrant hues. During the Green Season, guests visiting the plateau and embarking on safaris in Nyika National Park have the opportunity to go in search of hundreds of rare and endemic species of orchids and wildflowers, whilst taking in the breath-taking scenery and skylines atop the plateau.