Liwonde National Park

Liwonde Elephants

Travel to Liwonde National Park – Day, Night and River Safaris

Although it covers only 580 square kilometres, Liwonde National Park is perhaps the most popular of all the game parks in Malawi.

Liwonde is located 160 kilometres north of Blantyre and only rather more than half that distance from the hotels on the southern Lakeshore. Additionally, game viewing is enhanced because the River Shire flows along its western border.

Wildlife includes quite large numbers of elephants, hippos and crocodiles. Antelope include kudu, sable and bushbuck. There are also lions and leopards and, more recently, the black rhino has been re-introduced. Birdlife is exceptionally varied. The river attracts fish eagles, and weaver birds build their nests in the thin woodland. Pel’s fishing owl is often seen at dusk along the river’s edge.

Visitors can take game drives and night drives as well as boat trips down the Shire River.

Relax by simply taking in the views and atmosphere or by staying at one of the beautiful accommodation options within the park.

  • Spot big cats, antelopes and elephants amongst other wildlife.
  • Enjoy a boat safari down the Shire River.
  • Join a night game drive for an unforgettable and unique experience.


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