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Chimwala Bush Camp

LIWONDE NATIONAL PARK - MALAWI

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Self-catering bush camp in the Big 5 Liwonde National Park, Malawi

(conversion to fully-catered in 2024)

Chimwala Bush Camp

Chimwala Bush Camp is a self-catering camp featuring four ensuite canvas tented suites with stone walls and one stone family cottage that is separate from the main camp. The elevated thatched central area - lounge, dining area, bar and swimming pool - overlooks the Shire River and floodplain below. The camp is tucked up against Chinguni Hill in the shade of mopane and miombo woodland. Chimwala has a perimeter fence.

The camp is deep within Liwonde National Park - near the most productive game viewing areas.

Chimwala Bush Camp will be converted into a fully-catered camp in 2024, while the family cottage will remain self-catering.

See below our photo gallery for more detailed information about Chimwala Bush Camp.

International guests

Local residents

SAFARI TENT

Per person sharing

US$85

US$80

Children: 6-12 years old

US$45

US$40

FAMILY COTTAGE

Per unit

US$400

US$350

Everything you need to know about Chimwala Bush Camp

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Lodge fenced in

✔️

Dining/lounge/bar area - covered

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Outdoor dining, social area + fire pit

✔️

Curio/boutique shop

✔️

Business centre

✖️

Wine cellar

✖️

Child-minding facilities

✖️

Laundry

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No charge

Gym

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Yoga/workout kit

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Disabled people-friendly?

✖️

Spa/massage

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Swimming pool

✔️

Television (satellite / streaming)

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Wifi

✖️

Mobile phone reception

✖️

Star-bed / sleepout

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Telescope/astronomy

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Kids program/area

✖️

Credit card facilities

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at main gate

Number of units

Number of rooms

Standard tented suite

4

4

Family cottage - separate from the main camp

1

2

Honeymoon suites

0

0

Other

Total

5

6

Bed size & configuration

Queen & twin

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NO

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Air conditioning

✖️

Fans

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Small fan

Amenities

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Basic: soap+ shampoo, coffee/tea tray

Basins

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Single

Flush toilet

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En-suite bathroom

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Open-air, fully enclosed

Outside shower

✔️

Bath

✖️

Lounge area

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Only in family unit

Private covered patio

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Private pool

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Safe

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Complimentary water

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Filtered

Mini bar

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Additional bed for child

✖️

Only in family unit

Mosquito net over bed

✖️

Security

✔️

Drum

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NO

Comment

Honeymoon

Welcome drinks/hand towels on arrival

Chaperoned to room after dark

✔️

Private game drive vehicle

Road/village noise

✖️

Exclusive use

✔️

By prior arrangement

Staff singing/dancing

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YES

NO

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Children permitted?

✔️

Children on game drives?

✔️

8 years and older

Malaria

✔️

Yellow fever

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Tsetse flies

✔️

Medical facilities

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Emergency medical evacuation

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SATIB24 (Nyasa Express Charter = Air Ambulance)

Chimwala offers a variety of activities, including:
  • morning and afternoon game drives

  • boat excursions on the Shire River (subject to river conditions)

  • bush/bird walk

Chimwala Bush Camp is in Liwonde National Park, Malawi. Click here for more information about Liwonde and how to get there.

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