Visiting Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve

Mwabvi is the hidden gem of Malawi's National Parks - visit us for a unique experience

We welcome people who come as visitors just wanting a short break, or who want a longer stay on holiday. You can stay with us at Chipembere Camp , only a few hundred metres from the Wildlife Sable antelope at MwabviReserve entrance. Here we have a comfortable dormitory, or you can pitch a tent or link up a camper.

There's hot and cold water/showers. Food is provided - or cook your own.  We have power and lights for three hours at night, and internet.! Oh, and a couple of lion cubs  to look after.

Or you can pitch camp at Migudu Campsite a few kilometres inside the reserve. Here, we have six separate vehicle stands, all secluded and each with its own water supply. The ablution block with showers/loos etc, the reception and an amazing viewing platform, are a short(ish) walk away and we will be starting with a complete re-vamp of this site in 2011. There is also plenty of space for tents and bigger groups.

And following the Grand Opening in September 2010 , our six chalet, self- or full-catering, Njati Lodge is now open for visitors. You can stay in a family group or in a more secluded chalet, do your own cooking in our big open plan kitchen and dining area or have us cook for you. There's even a 'honeymoon' chalet. This lodge is deep inside the reserve close by the stunning Mwabvi Gorge where you are right among the animals and overlooking the river.

 For prices, directions and details contact the Mwabvi team.

Visiting Malawi

If you are travelling in Malawi for the first time, we recommend you take advice from the local teams. The tour operators and agents support our work and know us well. They can offer you good advice and offer a range of budgets depending on your preferences for travel and accommodation in Malawi.

Africa Wild Truck: Adventure and Photo Travel Tour Operator


Africa Wild Truck travels around southern Africa and offers volunteering opportunities at Mwabvi.

Africa Wild Truck

Jambo Africa


Jambo offer tailor made tours in and around Malawi.

Jambo Africa

The Malawi Travel Marketing Consortium


The Malawi Tourism Marketing Consortium is the federation of private tour operators in Malawi and is a good starting point for general information.


PAW is part of the Malawi Tourism Consortium - find out more!

The Responsible Safari Company


The Responsible Safari Company provide tours and advice and also support several community projects in southern Africa.

The Responsible Safari Company

  PAW: Promoting environmental conservation and development in Malawi.