Liwonde National Park is located on the upper Shire River plain at the southern end of Lake Malawi. The Shire River drains lake Malawi. The Mvuu Lodge and Camp (which means “hippo” in Chichewa) provide accommodation. We encourage our guests to take a walking safaris along with our favorite activity here, the boating safari on the Shire River. Game drives are possible, though we don’t highlight these as a reason to visit this park. The park is home to several species; impala, kudu, waterbuck, elephants, buffalo, crocodiles, hippopotamus, and in theory some Black Rhino exist, we have seen their tracks while on safari with guests, but no sightings to date. Birding is first class along the river banks. For people looking for a ‘big game’ experience this is not the place to go. However, those looking for some tranquility and the pleasure of boating down a very picturesque river surrounded by Fever Trees and Palms with hundreds of roosting White Fronted Cormorants this is certainly the place to find some magic.