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  MV Mangunda

MV Mangunda is a 18.5 meter (60.69 foot) cruiser based near the Liwonde Barrage on the Shire River. This beautiful boat has three decks. Below deck has three rooms (berths), 1 x double, 1 x twin and 1 x quad in bunk formation making it ideal for families or a group of friends. It has onboard loo's and showers. Middle deck is the lounge/bar, kitchen (galley) and the wheel house/crew quarters. There is a 360 degree walk around the middle deck with secure railings. The top deck is 3,7 meters above the water, sun tan, relax with a drink and meals are also taken there.


The Mangunda cruises the Shire River into Liwonde National Park providing excellent opportunities for viewing the aboundant wildlife coming to the waters edge to drink and feed on the lush grasses that grow along it. Overnight trips on the Mangunda and or a combination of overnighting on the boat as well as at any of the Lodges in Liwonde National Park, such as Mvuu Lodge/Camp, Liwonde Safari Camp and in the near future at Chinguni Hills once the lodge is completed.


The MV Mangunda also offers cruises onward of Liwonde National Park, into Lake Malombe and finally into Lake Malawi, cruises can be tailor made, 4 or more people will secure a cruise, depending on the length of the cruise fewer people can secure a cruise at no extra cost.


The Mangunda has a small tender boat which can be used for closer viewing of game as well as fishing, swimming and snorkeling is only permitted on Lake Malawi and not on the shire river for your own safety, the Shire has a healthy population of crocodiles and hippo.


Example of a itinerary:


Depart from anchorage near the Liwonde Barrage and a leisurely cruise up the Shire River into Liwonde National Park, take in the beautiful views and the game along the rivers edge. Arrive at Mvuu Lodge/Camp early afternoon disembark and in time for lunch, afternoon game activities, (either a game drive or boat safari) dinner and overnight at Mvuu Camp. Following day early morning game activity followed by breakfast. Board the MV Mangunda late morning and start your cruise back down river, have lunch onboard. The Captain will find a spot to anchor in one of the lagoons for the night, dinner and overnight on the Mangunda. Following morning after breakfast head back for Liwonde arriving late morning.


Price: ....................On request (min. 4 people, max. 8)

Includes: .............. All meals, may include park entry fees, 2 x nights Accommodation, 2 x game activities

Excludes:................Drinks, may exclude park entry fees and items of a personal nature


Jambo Africa Ltd. is the official booking agent for the MV Mangunda. For bookings and further information please email or call our Blantyre or Lilongwe office.

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