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Protected Area Liwonde National Park

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Located in Malawi :: Malawi  :: Liwonde
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area

Description [ correction ]

The Liwonde National park is approx 580 square km, rich in wildlife and birdlife. On the western border of the park is the Shire river. Game viewing and bird watching are the major activities as the river attracts large flocks of wildlife and breeding environment. There is an airstrip in the park for scheduled and charter flights.

This park is considered as one of the best in Malawi. The park location on the Shire river makes it one of the best wildlife viewing while boat cruising the the river. The park is managed by the department of National Parks and Wildlife in Malawi and the accommodation and safari activities in the park are managed by the Central African Wilderness Safaris.

Contact [ correction ]
Address :  22km or 33min NNE of Liwonde, Malawi
Contact :  Dpt of National parks and Wildlife (TFCA Desk Officer)
Tel :  +265 1 755 528
Fax :  +265 1 759 832
Email :  Click Here

Directions [ correction ]

Not available

Rates and Payment [ correction ]
Fee/s :  Entry fee: Citizend USD1; Residents USD5; International USD10; Vehicles MWk750-MWK1250. All below age of 12 years NIL for park entry fee. (Nov-14)

Destination Information [ correction ]
Facilities :  Lodging, Camping, Liquor, Airstrip

Facilities [ correction ]
Conference Facilities, Child Friendly, Swimming Pool, Landing Strip Nearby
Other Facilities :  Wildlife Library. Bar. Research centre.

Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, Game Drives, Night Drives, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Fishing, Swimming, Sailing, Boat Trips, Bird Watching
Game to View :  Elephant. Lion. Leopard. Black rhino. Hippo. Crocodiles. Sable. Kudu. Bushbuck.
More Activities :  Game drives into the Rhino Sanctuary
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information [ correction ]
Closest Town :  Liwonde

Self Drive Access :  Yes
Vehicle Type :  ALL

Access to the park is by road, airstrip or water through the Shire river. (Nov-15).

National Park fees have been revised and new entry rates will be with effect from 1st January 2012. In the rainy season the cotton soil in the park becomes impassable. This means that you will have to leave your vehicle on the western side and stay in either Mvuu Lodge or tent camp. They do however guard the vehicles. If you do try and reach the lodge campsite and get stuck, Mvuu lodge will assist you at a fee, if you can reach them via phone. The rainy season is December to April. (Jan-13).

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