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Nestled amongst the branches of the iconic African baobab and fever trees, on the open banks of the river Shire, Kuthengo promises the ultimate retreat into the rich and diverse wilderness of Liwonde National Park.
There are only four large canvas structure tents for guests, meaning the camp’s man-made footprint is kept to a minimum and the exclusivity of the camp and area are maintained. It is the size and intimacy of Kuthengo that makes for its unique charm, as the small number of guests enables the guiding team to tailor your safari and provide a highly personalised experience.
With walking, driving and boat trips available for guests you’re sure to be kept busy. Excursions into the national park could reward you with sightings of lion, cheetah, elephant or even rhino and leopard for the diligent spotters. In the evenings, kick back and relax under a glorious sheet of stars as you listen to the fire crackle and hippos rumble in the nearby waters.
There is no minimum age at Kuthengo, though walking is not available for anyone under 12 and there are no special activities for children, so we recommend Kuthengo Camp for slightly older children and adults.
There are only four tents and these include two twin, one king and one family tent. Each spacious and modern tent includes a private deck, en-suite bathroom with bathtub and outdoor shower, mosquito nets and eco-friendly air conditioning.
Plains game are often spotted grazing around the camp and from your private deck you can sip your morning coffee, listening to the call of the African Fish Eagle and enjoy wildlife right on your doorstep from the moment you wake up.
The central areas of the camp consist of an under-canvas lounge and dining area and open fire pit for evenings drinks before and after dinner.
Activities on offer include day and night drives, walking safaris and boating safaris. As one of a very small number of guests, all activities are tailored to your requirements.
Dining is done in the small open-air dining room or under the stars. There is also a small plunge pool, perfect for the hotter months of the year.
African Parks has transformed Liwonde into a thriving wilderness area with the reintroduction of key predator species and a successful, large-scale elephant redistribution program that significantly eased pressure on the park’s habitat. They also hired and trained rangers from nearby areas which, in turn, helped local communities to understand the value of the national park. Following suit, Kuthengo too brought their team together from the surrounding villages and towns and the value of this decision to hire and train locally becomes clear when you talk to your guides who know this area incredibly well and love it; the depth and detail of the guiding here is impressive and eye opening.
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