User Reviews – Liwonde NP

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Overall rating
5/5

I thought that Liwonde was a particularly beautiful national park. There were plenty of elephants, hippos. and antelope. I also was able to see African bush pigs and two new species of mongoose. The birding was excellent.

An Unexpected Surprise
Overall rating
5/5

I was pleasantly surprised by just how much I loved Liwonde National Park. In fact it's one of my favorite national parks. It's truly beautiful and receives few visitors. The wildlife was also good. I saw plenty of elephants, hippos, sable,hartebeest and other wildlife. The birding was just outstanding. I was impressed by the wide range of activities available. The community was deeply involved.

Georgeous, versatile, touching and lasting experiences in wildlife nature
Overall rating
5/5

We visited Liwonde National park in March, which means in the so called "Green Season" after the rainy season. Everything was really green and blooming, even the roads were moody. But we were rewarded for our efforts. We were nearly the only guests. We stayed there for three days and had a a boat safari across the scenic Shire River with all it's flowers, birds, hippos and even crocodiles. We mostly enjoyed th boat safari, because even on the Shire River we were nearly alone with all those hippos and birds. It was really awesome. We will never forget this tour. The river was so wide, surrounded with silence. Only the animals. And we saw a lot of them, even near our tent.
At the afternoon we had a game drive through the park. Even there was only silence. The animals, a lot of antelopes, monkeys, warthogs, elephants, hundreds of birds - smaller and bigger ones in all colors - were relaxed and even didn't notice us. We didn't see cats because of the green season, but we were impressed by tis green scenery. I was very impressed by the nests of the bayas and even by the richness of the vegetation. The safari trip took about nearly three hours and we had a very expertised guide for the park. Liwonde national park is worth seeing.
The weather was great, it rained the whole night, but when we starded our boat trip, the sun came out and it was a wonderful atmosphere on the river. The same in the afternoon during the game drive: fine weather with sunshine and clear air.
The accomodation was just wonderful: we stayed at Bushmans Baobab and were really welcome there. There were only a few guests and we enjoyed even again the silence. The staff was great, they pampered us! The food was really great and delicous! It's nice to eat outside, to have breakfast outside. The place there is a wonderful place, I would say the most beautiful place to stay in Malawi (for our trip). It was mysterious with all its pathes in beetween the bushes, trees and different accomodations. We booked one Ensuite Luxury Tent for three person, even a wonderful way to stay there. Thanks to all the people taking care for us.
The transportation was perfect and well organized, the guide (we had the same for the boat trip and the game drive) was really competent and knew everything about flora and fauna in the park.
One highlight was to sit at the raised hide, watch the warthogs, hear the hippos from the Shire River, and have some tea there!!!
We really enjoyed our stay there in the Liwonde National Park and at Bushmans Baobab! We won't miss it!!!

Overall rating
3/5

Not many animals due to poaching unfortunately.

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