Mvuu Wilderness Lodge is set on the banks of a lagoon just off the Shire River with the main lounge building set high above the water for wonderful views. Mvuu means "hippo" in Tonga and references the large numbers of hippo pods in the river. Accommodation is in five spacious tents, each with en suite bathroom facilities and a private viewing platform looking out on the lagoon. Lodge facilities include a dining room, pub, lounge area, extensive wildlife library, a hide overlooking the river and a natural rock swimming pool. The area can be explored via a diverse array of activities such as boating trips on the Shire River, game drives (morning and afternoon/evening), nature walks, bike rides and non-stop birding. Liwonde, by its very nature, is about people as well, and no visit to Mvuu is complete without experiencing some of the sense of culture and community in one of the villages on its boundaries.