Liwonde National Park

Liwonde Narional Park is located in the south of Malawi bordered by the Shire River and is a must see Big 5 destination. The park was in total decline in 2015 when African Parks started managing the Park in partnership with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife. Between. 2015-2019 Liwonde National Park was revived by translocating animals from Sout Africa and Majete Wildlife Reserve to Liwonde National Park. It was the largest elephant translocation in history (500!). Animal stocks include 17,000 (bi anual survey in 2021) animals such as Cheetas, Lions, African Wilddog and great many Hipos and Crocodiles, herds (in their hundreds) of Elephant, Buffalo Rhino, Zebra and other antelope. Liwonde National Park is also a  Bird Lovers Paradise and the scenary is beautifull with dry Mopani Woodlands and Candelabra trees. White Palm Savannah and Baobabs are found on the floodplains of the river with dense vegatation at the banks. 

There are great camps and lodges in Liwonde National Park. All kinds of animals often come up onto the lawns to feed at night so you can not roam around in the dark without local security.  Guides can take you on safari walks, boat trips and(night) game drives. They are extremely knowledgeable and will give you an insight in the live of all animals, plants and trees that are in the park.

You can drive (into) the park yourelf, a vehicle with high clearance  is recommended, 4 x 4 in rainy season. One can also arrive by boat from the other side of the Shire River. The park has a small airstrip.


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