Liwonde Safari Camp | Established Campground

Malawi

Details

Verified:
8 days ago
Altitude:
0.0 masl
Website:
Phone:
None
Contributor:
Tucks' Truck

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - Not at Sites
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
Yes
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Hot
Water:
Natural Source
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
No
Sanitation Dump Station:
No

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Great campsite with clean ablutions (and you have many of them, so you practically have your own). Two nice, wooden platforms from where you can see animals. Had elephants visiting on three separate days. Could also see waterbucks, impalas, warthogs from our campsite. Baboons in camp, but they were not disturbing and still avoid humans. Price is now 17.000 mkw/pppn (after the devaluation of kwacha, but it’s still equivalent of $10), great value for money. The park gate is inly approx. 15 mins drive away. We didn’t try the restaurant. No wifi, but Airtel LTE network worked ok.

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Really nice place to camp. Clean and brand new ablution (flush water and hot water). No wifi or electricity at site. But you have a big shelter with table and electricity access. 12 000 pppn. 15 minutes from the gate park entrance.
To go there be careful maps me is wrong and make you take small road through a village. Stay on the main road and follow the safari camp sign.

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Nice bush camp inside the national park but you do not pay NP fees. Gorgeous clean ablutions. Shady lounge and kitchen area to get out of the heat. Elephant in camp, staff managed it well. Great viewing hide. 12000 Kwacha per person. We did not eat at the restaurant.

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Stayed four nights on this campsite and saw quiet some wild game from platforms (incl. elephants). Three organised groups one after tge other arrived, made boat safari, slept in dorm and left the next day. One group was very noisy and surprised that noise was not welcomed in a Nationalpark ("Nobody told us"). Our magnificient boat safari with guide named Spy with his profound knowledge did not leave any question unanswered and was worth the fare (per person: USD 30 or K 30,000 plus USD 30 for entrance fee Nationalpark). Tim's co-manager was unfriendly. We very much liked our stay because of cook Esther and her team working very hard from early morning until late night. Suggestion to camp management: please establish adequate solar lighting for the cooks at night - working with "torches" in the dark is cumbersome and dangerous!

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Quiet shady spots for camping, but fearless baboons will steal any food not locked in the car and will try to open bags and boxes. 12,000 kw per night. In the park but you don't pay park fees. excellent ablutions!

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Great campsite with lots wildlife walking through. Two really amazing viewing decks over waterhole. Ablutions really nice with open air showers and hot water always.

Be aware the pricing is a bit cheeky. They use an inflated exchange rate so it’s more like $12 rather than $10 for camping.

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Gem of a campsite in all respects! just be warned the road to the campsite leads through villiages where young boys attempted to steal from the back of our vehicle while driving. Be on the look out...

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Angry elephant at night, guards shining light into our RTT, loads or mozzies. Ablutions good, pricing is cheeky. Every other place we went to 1 usd = 1000 mkw. Here they wanted more so we had to pay 12 000 mkw for camping

Food super overpriced - pot of coffee 5000 mkw

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An awesome campsite just inside the game reserve. only a few large camping pitches with braais plus safari tents and a dormitory. lovely ablutions with powerful hot water and some showers are open air. Always clean. 2 viewing platforms over waterhole visited most fay's by elephant, bush buck, water buck, Hippo and many birds. lovely honesty bar and boma, Homecooked food available but we chose to bbq for ourselves. Timothy, Esther, Brave and all the staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. we stayed 5 nights instead of our planned 2. It is a short drive to the main gate of the park and we saw amazing wildlife including cheetah, lion, elephant, Hippo plus much more. They will also organise boat trips or game drives for you if you don't want to self drive.

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really beautifull campsite in the bush with animals can come.
several viewing platforms.
all is OK

rates for camping 10000 mwk (10us$)

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Four wonderful nights. Definitely recommended to stay rather than the other close place. Especially if you enjoy peace and quiet.

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Nice campsite, we stayed two nights. Did a game drive with them, fair price. Shower is very good, a lot of pressure and hot. Road was tough (half meter water crossing and muddy) because of some heavy rains just before we arrived, within a few hours without rain the road is easy passable.

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We stayed here for 4 nights. Awesome campsite within the park so be aware of wild animals all the time. We had an elephant nearby and saw fresh hippo footprints in the morning. Heard the hippos in the night. Ablutionblocks are the best you can get. Stunning views into the wilderness from two platforms. Stayed on one nearly two whole days. The boat trip into the park is our recommendation. We saw plenty of hippos, birdlife and crocs. Due to the fact it’s rainy season we didn’t do a self drive into the reserve. Muddy roads and rain can catch you off guard.
Everything is run via Solar so don’t expect power at the campsites.

Park fees for foreigners are 30USDpp (Resident 15USD). No fees while you are at the camp. Boat drive 19.000 Kwacha pp. Camping 7500pp. Fred who owns this place is a super relaxed person and the vibe of this place is just awesome. You can unwind from the overland stress and just enjoy the surrounding nature and wildlife. Overall this is a campsite with 5 out of 5 stars if there would be a rating. Affordable, well maintained and stunning location within a national park. Need more?

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As described in previous entries, beautiful location with excellent facilities. The last part of the approach road is very muddy after heavy rain and needed 4x4. $15.00 per van to camp. Dinner main course around $8, but not great.

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We chose this camp for the free coffee... but we will definitely come back for the very nice team, the elephants in the garden and the clean ablutions blocks where we could fit at 10!

everything described below is right.
we had elephants close to the tent every night and other animals at the hides.

We advise to do a boat tour in dry season, where you can get much closer to wildlife than with a game drive.

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We loved it so much that we stayed 4 nights. The ablutions and public chill out zones are outstanding. Splash pool for 2 people with lovely cool water. Free coffee every morning is a bliss! One morning we ordered freshly made bread with butter and honey. It was very delicious and taken out of the oven in front of us. Only 2 main spots for camping available. No power at sites. Charging available in the kitchen but solar based.

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Lovely campsite in the park but before the gate. We paid $10 pppn. To bad the roads in the park flooded/were closed so we couldn't get into the park. Best ablutions so far, really beautiful and clean!

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Very nice campsite as described by others. We saw a black rhino drinking at the camp's waterhole, that was awesome ! Manager (owner?) and most of the staff is friendly and helpful but the chef at the restaurant not at all, we felt we were bothering him.

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beautiful rustic surroundings with rooms, bar, self service kitchen and two outlook platforms for game viewing, did not see to mutch game but wart hog and waterbuck, awesome clean and efficient toilets and very hot showers. a honesty bar and kitchen to order food. game and boat drives available if group is bigger than 3 people, I will be back

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Nice camp in the bush! Staff friendly and helpfull. Toilets and showers are perfect. Bar, Restaurant - more than we need. Train is far away, we expected it louder.

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Very beautiful place shower are very nice and all the ablutions are new and pretty decorate.
we pay 14600kw for two.

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Very nice and cozy setup, meals around Mk5000, honesty bar with wide variety of drinks and some snacks, great toilets and relaxed campsite with viewing platforms with cosy chairs and pillows. I like...

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Lovely campsite! In the park and amazing animations - in fact they are crazy for such a campsite, but we lived them! The campsite has shade and braai areas. I wildlife in camp. It went on a boat trip organised by the lodge and saw 90% of the wildlife the park has to offer! We ran out of water on the morning we left, but by about 8am and the solid pump was working again.

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Very nice place in Liwonde Park. Had some elephants in the camp while we were there.
7.300 Kwacha pppn. Easy access for big rigs. Good Airtel signal. Ablutions are great, as mentioned by others.
The only downside is the train that runs close by and is very noisy throughout the day *and* night.

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Beautiful campsite - simple but lovely. 5* ablutions with excellent hot showers. Sites on sand have some shade and a braai. No electricity. Communal water and washing up area, as well as chill out areas on viewing platforms.
We didn’t see a lot of wildlife at camp, but we heard elephants close by. Very disappointing that staff chased them off - if they don’t want wildlife in camp they should have put the camp outside the park fence!
Restaurant serves good quality food (order in advance), and I don’t think too expensive (5,000MKW for a steak dinner).
Camp fee MKW7,300 pppn.
Although this camp is inside the park fence, you have to drive out to enter the park properly- therefore you do not need to pay park fees just for staying here.

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Very nice campground with very good and spacious ablutions and friendly staff. Also a restaurant and a bar there but not cheap (e.g. portion chips 4 $). We didn't use it. Normally children under 4 years are not allowed because it is in the national park and the camp has no fences. But we were allowed to camp with our baby because we sleep IN the car. Price is still 10 $ pppn. Highly recommended!

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nice food, nice Baobabs, NO WiFi, 1 0 $ for an own camp a night

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Camping spots spacious with shade and braai areas. Separate small kitchen area for washing up. No electric.very nice showers & toilets with hot water. Nice relaxed viewing platform. Restaurant & bar area. 10 USD pp night. Game drives available. Dorms available, which have groups of volunteers at times.. Big rig Friendly.

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Campsite with game viewing platform.

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Beautiful site close to the river at the border of the park. Skyband WiFi charged separately. Sometimes elephants or buffaloes in the camp. .

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