A rustle and cracking of branches followed by the low rumbling sounds of happy elephant greetings heralds the start of an amazing family reunion at Mvuu Camp!
To see the small family groups jubilantly reuniting along the Shire River as they form their impressive winter herds, observing as they come together to drink and have a splash is an emotional and hugely rewarding wildlife experience.
Malawi’s dry season (from June through October) is the best time to view elephant in their numbers in Liwonde National Park.
Liwonde is the gem in Malawi’s wildlife crown. Straddling the beautiful Shire River and its floodplains the park also harbours other abundant wildlife populations including large numbers of reedbuck, waterbuck and sable, with a dense population of hippo in the river. Buffalo, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, zebra, roan, eland and rare black rhino have been introduced into “The Sanctuary,” a 4 000ha fenced area within Liwonde. In addition, the birdlife is prolific with more than 300 of the country's 650 bird species occurring here.
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Photos © Roman Portmann