Liwonde National Park
This fantastic safari option offers unforgettable game viewing experiences. With the reintroduction of lions, cheetahs and the critically endangered black rhino all in recent years, Liwonde has gone from strength to strength and now boasts Big 5 status. Its most recent highlight is the fast growing pack of elusive and camera-shy wild dogs.
One of the many attractions of visiting Liwonde is the fact that not only are you able to enjoy the national park’s diverse wildlife whilst on game drives but also by cruising down the Shire River on a boat safari giving you a rare opportunity to see many of the park’s animals in a less viewed environment. Read our blog on hippo spotting to find out more about boat safari’s.
Dense palm and reed groves house a multitude of birdlife with over 400 recorded species and some unique populations found only in this area, such as Pel’s Fishing Owl, Lillian’s Lovebird and Livingstone’s Flycatcher just to name a few. This makes Liwonde a must visit for all bird enthusiasts and safari goers alike and it’s easy to see why people fall in love with this park.
A national park like no other, Liwonde national park is based in southern Malawi, close to the Mozambican border, sitting equidistant between Malawi’s two major cities – the capital Lilongwe and the southern city of Blantyre (both with international airports).
Many of our itineraries offer the opportunity to go on safari in Liwonde National Park – some include beach time, island visits or multiple national parks – there’s Liwonde itineraries here for everyone for every budget!