Liwonde National Park is situated in the country of Malawi in southeast Africa.
The park was established in 1973, the land that now forms the park was mainly used for agriculture of maize, cotton, tobacco, rice, and fishing. But when the park was established the inhabitants were forced to relocate just outside the borders of the park, making this one of the most densely populated parks in the country. The park is run by African Parks since 2015, the top priority of Africa Parks was to rebuild the park fence to stop humans & wildlife conflict, but most of all to reduce poaching. The fence is guarded 24/7 and cost US$1.6 million to build and took 18 months to erect.
The park’s main focus is conservation! The park is home to 17 800 large mammals and a variety of smaller wildlife and 380birdspecies. You can find Elephants, hippopotamus, impala and many more beautiful animals here. Crocodiles also call the park their home.
The park also sports wonderful flora; the Mopane is the largest species of plants found here. But the tree life here is magical, the Vachellia xanthophloea (fever tree), Borassus (Palmyra palm), capers, Hyphaene coriacea (Lala's palm), and Kigelia (sausage trees) are all to be found here.
Liwonde National Park has a host of activities, being so focused on conservation the main attraction is the animal. Safari & game drives, bird watching, and a trip to the Rhino sanctuary is a must. Rhinos are an endangered species poached for their horns. The park's sanctuary offers climbs into this majestic animal conservation. Sundowners at the lodge by the watering holes as the animal come to drink as the sun sets is another magical way to end your day. And as the sunrises take an early morning guided walking safari.
To visit Malawi, you will need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months and a visa. The Malawian currency is Kwacha and is cost R0.20 or $0.02
Liwonde National Park accommodation is offered at many of its established game lodges or camps, the prices may vary but there is something to suit every budget.
The native Bushman serves local food to tourists made up of a mouth-watering 3-course meal.The local Kuche Kuche beer is also a must-try!
Liwonde National Park isn’t just another Safari park it’s a tranquil place of safety for wildlife and tourist alike.