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Welcome to Kuthengo Camp in Liwonde National Park

AboutKuthengo Camp

Located on a large open plain stretching towards the Shire River in Liwonde National Park, you will find Kuthengo Camp nestled among fever trees and baobabs. 

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Key facts of Kuthengo Camp

Open March - mid-Jan
Country Malawi
National Park Liwonde National Park
Accommodation 4 spacious safari tents 
Policy All ages are welcome
Airstrip Makanga Airstrip 
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The unspoiled Liwonde National Park promises an ultimate retreat where you can experience the many activities on offer with complete privacy; from adventurous game drives and walking safaris to tranquil boat cruises along the grand Shire River, there is something for everyone.

Located on a large open plain stretching towards the Shire River in Liwonde National Park, you will find Kuthengo Camp nestled among Fever trees and Baobabs. With resident fish eagles nesting in these Baobabs, you will be woken to ‘Africa’s voice’ calling as you rise in this wild and natural paradise. Our four spacious and modern safari tents are all en-suite, each with a bathtub and an outdoor shower. Cool off in our plunge pool in the hotter months and enjoy the view from there.

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En suite
Evening Breeze Air Conditioning
Plunge Pool
No WiFi
Limited Cellphone Reception
Laundry Service

Kuthengo has four spacious and modern safari tents which are all en-suite, each with a bathtub and an outdoor shower. The eco-friendly evening breeze air conditioning (state of the art and environment friendly cooling system for the bed within the mosquito net), adds to the comforts of this intimate camp.

  • Game Drives

    We offer options for day or night drives with a "window" seat for everyone. All our vehicles have an open top affording you a vision of total 360 degree.

  • Walking

    The walks are led by our very knowledgeable guides, and escorted by an armed National Park scout. Feel at one with nature and get closer to the action, see the details and signs that the animals leave behind. A vehicle with a canopy can be requested but is subject to availability.

  • Boating

    Enjoy game viewing and birding from the river. Gives another angle to the safari experience.

Wildlife includes large numbers of elephants, buffalo, hippos, and crocodiles as well as kudu, sable, and bushbuck. A healthy population of rhinos were reintroduced by African Parks in 2019, adding on to the diversity of game found here. Predators include leopards (not frequently seen), hyena and in most recent years cheetah and lions have also been reintroduced by African Parks. As the population of both cheetah and lion start to increase, sightings are also on the rise.

Liwonde has over 400 bird species including Pel’s fishing owl, palmnut vulture, Livingstone’s flycatcher, and Boehm’s bee-eater – birders paradise!

Kuthengo has four spacious and modern safari tents overlooking the Shire River.

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Rates Kuthengo Camp

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Lower rates | Beautiful lush scenery | Baby boom in animal kingdom | No crowds
  • Closes 15 January. Emerald season: 370 USD pppn.
    Long stay discounts applicable.
    Includes: Meals, gameviewing activities, bar, transfers to/from Makanga Airstrip, a meet & greet person at Lilongwe Airport.
    Excludes: Park Costs, Conservation & Community Funds & Tourism Levy, Airport taxes.
  • There is an explosion of new life during this time of the year with babies been born as well as fantastic birding as migratory birds return making for some special sightings.
  • This time of year there is a lot of rain and temperatures as well as humidity are high. The rains turn the park into a lush, green wilderness.
Kuthengo Camp is closed this time of year so we can do some 'spring' cleaning and maintenance.
Lower rates | Beautiful lush scenery | Baby boom in animal kingdom | No crowds
  • Reopens March 15. Emerald season: 370 USD pppn.
    Long stay discounts applicable.
    Includes: Meals, gameviewing activities, bar, transfers to/from Makanga Airstrip, a meet & greet person at Lilongwe Airport.
    Excludes: Park Costs, Conservation & Community Funds & Tourism Levy, Airport taxes.
  • During this time of year there are babies everywhere and a great variety of breeding birds. Look out for specials such as the African Pitta.
  • The is still a great deal of rain as well as high temperatures and humidity.
Lower rates | Beautiful scenery | Fantastic Birding | Pleasant temperatures
  • Emerald season: 370 USD pppn.
    Long stay discount when staying 7+ or 10+ at RPS properties
    Includes: Meals, gameviewing activities, bar, transfers to/from Makanga Airstrip, a meet & greet person at Lilongwe Airport.
    Excludes: Park Costs, Conservation & Community Funds & Tourism Levy, Airport taxes.
  • As the inland lagoons start to dry out and the bush becomes less dense, the wildlife becomes more prominent.
  • The rains are slowly starting to disperse with the decrease in humidity.
Lower rates | Beautiful scenery | Great game viewing | Pleasant temperatures
  • Emerald season to 21 May: 370 USD pppn.
    Shoulder season from 22 May: 415 USD pppn.
    Long stay discount applicable.
    Includes: Meals, gameviewing activities, bar, Makanga Airstrip transfers, meet & greet at Lilongwe Airport.
    Excludes: Park Costs, Conservation & Community Funds & Tourism Levy.
  • The wildlife is becoming more prolific as the bush continues to dry out. Bird watching is still good despite the lack of migratory birds,
  • As the end of summer approaches, the temperatures are cooler particularly at night, humidity decreases but there are still some sporadic showers.
Good game viewing | Pleasant temperatures | Favourable Rates
  • Shoulder season: 415 USD pppn.
    Long stay discount when staying 7+ or 10+ at RPS properties
    Includes: Meals, gameviewing activities, bar, transfers to/from Makanga Airstrip, a meet & greet person at Lilongwe Airport.
    Excludes: Park Costs, Conservation & Community Funds & Tourism Levy, Airport taxes.
  • The landscape is drier and the wildlife begin to congregate along the Shire River which is also a great place to see the various water birds of Liwonde.
  • The start of winter brings clear cloudless sunny days with a significant drop in temperature towards evening. There may be the occasional overcast day.
Good game viewing | Favourable weather
  • Peak season: 500 USD pppn.
    Long stay discount when staying 7+ or 10+ at RPS properties
    Includes: Meals, gameviewing activities, bar, transfers to/from Makanga Airstrip, a meet & greet person at Lilongwe Airport.
    Excludes: Park Costs, Conservation & Community Funds & Tourism Levy, Airport taxes.
  • The wildlife becomes more prolific as the bush is no longer lush and green. Birding is still great, look out for Lilians Lovebirds, as Liwonde is the only place in Malawi you can see them.
  • Winter has officially arrived with cooler temperatures during the day and the occasional drizzle (known as chiperoni). Night time temperatures are significantly colder.
Good game viewing | Favourable weather
  • Peak season: 500 USD pppn.
    Long stay discount when staying 7+ or 10+ at RPS properties
    Includes: Meals, gameviewing activities, bar, transfers to/from Makanga Airstrip, a meet & greet person at Lilongwe Airport.
    Excludes: Park Costs, Conservation & Community Funds & Tourism Levy, Airport taxes.
  • Enjoy fantastic wildlife encounters while enjoying the comfortable temperatures. As there is still a fair amount of vegetation the wildlife is still well fed.
  • The days are still sunny and clear despite it being the tail end winter. The nights are chilly and there is still the chance of overcast days with drizzle (chiperoni).
Phenomenal Game Viewing
  • Peak season: 500 USD pppn.
    Long stay discount when staying 7+ or 10+ at RPS properties
    Includes: Meals, gameviewing activities, bar, transfers to/from Makanga Airstrip, a meet & greet person at Lilongwe Airport.
    Excludes: Park Costs, Conservation & Community Funds & Tourism Levy, Airport taxes.
  • The rise in temperatures means more wildlife congregated along the Shire River to cool off. The bush is sparse making game viewing easier.
  • Temperatures are on the rise as winter comes to an end. There may be a few chilly nights at the beginning of the month.
Lower Rates | Exceptional Game Viewing
  • Shoulder season: 415 USD pppn.
    Long stay discount when staying 7+ or 10+ at RPS properties
    Includes: Meals, gameviewing activities, bar, transfers to/from Makanga Airstrip, a meet & greet person at Lilongwe Airport.
    Excludes: Park Costs, Conservation & Community Funds & Tourism Levy, Airport taxes.
  • This is considered the best time for game viewing as the bush is dry, and inland water is scarce thus you can see large herds of elephants, sable and more concentrated along the Shire River.
  • Some of the hottest days of the year are experienced in October although night time temperatures are noticeably lower.
Lower Rates | Exceptional Game Viewing
  • Emerald season: 370 USD pppn.
    Long stay discount when staying 7+ or 10+ at RPS properties
    Includes: Meals, gameviewing activities, bar, transfers to/from Makanga Airstrip, a meet & greet person at Lilongwe Airport.
    Excludes: Park Costs, Conservation & Community Funds & Tourism Levy, Airport taxes.
  • Wildlife is still very prolific due to the mostly dry weather that leaves the bush very dry and sparse.
  • Although November is considered part of the green season, the temperatures are high and it can be quite dry with rain only coming towards the end of the month.
Lower rates | Beautiful lush scenery | Baby boom in animal kingdom | No crowds
  • Emerald season: 370 USD pppn.
    Long stay discount when staying 7+ or 10+ at RPS properties
    Includes: Meals, gameviewing activities, bar, transfers to/from Makanga Airstrip, a meet & greet person at Lilongwe Airport.
    Excludes: Park Costs, Conservation & Community Funds & Tourism Levy, Airport taxes.
  • The onset of the rains brings great respite to the wildlife after the harsh dry season. Migratory birds also start to arriving and the breeding season starts for many mammals.
  • Temperatures and humidity are high in December and this is accompanied by some spectacular thunderstorms.
I stayed at Kuthengo in Green season and had a great time. Very classy camp with excellent attention to detail and style. Amazing food and great safari activities. Great sightings of elephants for this time of year. Very friendly staff - another great Robin Pope Safaris accommodation in Malawi. 100% recommended!
ebailie15 about Kuthengo Camp
We spent last weekend at Kuthengo and we're still feeling the good vibes from it! The location is spectacular - truly just as good as it looks from the photos. The tents are wonderful, and it is very private and small. It was just us and one other couple our first night. If you want to disconnect and enjoy nature, this is the place.
LMD about Kuthengo Camp
We stayed at Kuthengo as part of Robin Pope Safari's "Warm Heart" package. It was by far our favorite location, based on the location, the animals, and the staff. Every single part of our visit here was truly special. The staff go above and beyond to make your trip memorable. Thank you so much
Joe V about Kuthengo Camp
We spent last weekend at Kuthengo and we're still feeling the good vibes from it! The location is spectacular - truly just as good as it looks from the photos. The tents are wonderful, and it is very private and small. It was just us and one other couple our first night. If you want to disconnect and enjoy nature, this is the place. The staff were great, and the food was really excellent.
idnyc2019 about Kuthengo Camp
The river side tents in Kuthengo Camp on the Shire river are lovely and its brilliant falling asleep and waking up to the sound of hippos. Thanks to the team for making every effort to ensure we had the much needed canopy on the game drives, it was much appreciated. The food and hosting were great and really good fun, especially when hippos join you at the campfire for a night cap!
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