Further up the Shire is Liwonde National Park and although fairly small in comparison to the rest of Malawi’s Wildlife parks, is a very popular park to visit. Wildlife includes large numbers of elephants, buffalo, hippos and crocodiles as well as kudu, sable and bushbuck. Predators include leopards (not frequently seen) and hyena. It also has an impressive variety of birds. Game viewing is enhanced because the Shire River flows along its western border, allowing boat safaris as well as the usual ones on foot or in 4x4s.
The lodge overlooks a tranquil lagoon just off the Shire River with the main lounge area set high above the water in an area of captivating variety and beauty. Accommodation comprises eight tents, one of which is a honeymoon suite. Activities include boating, game drives, nature walks and birding.