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Shire Eco Safari Camp

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| 2.5 km from Liwonde/Balaka police checkpoint of the M3, Liwonde National Park, Malawi
+265 882 94 84 86
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Great time

Our stay at the lodge was exciting and incredibly fun! The owner is incredibly passionate about the... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2018
gslvp
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Cartagena, Colombia
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such a great! adventerous experience ever !

my friends and I last year in july, spent a weekend at shire Eco, we had such a adventerous boat... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2018
jamesrmango
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Blantyre, Malawi
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This safari camp, located beside Liwonde National Park and the western bank of the Shire River, holds the distinction of being owned and operated by Malawians. Enjoy game drives, boat safaris, and viewing the night sky with a Dobsian telescope--the only one found in Malawi! Accommodations includes three meals, and either rustic reed ensuite chalets or camping with access to showers and toilets.
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“eco safari” (7 reviews)
“the owner” (9 reviews)
“solar power” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| 2.5 km from Liwonde/Balaka police checkpoint of the M3, Liwonde National Park, Malawi
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+265 882 94 84 86
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Our stay at the lodge was exciting and incredibly fun! The owner is incredibly passionate about the park and the animals and guides you through everything explaining all various animal behaviours. Both the car and boat safaris were great and we took all our time...More

Thank gslvp
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

my friends and I last year in july, spent a weekend at shire Eco, we had such a adventerous boat safari moments with a great guidance and lots of knowledge that was passed on from the King of the Bush Billy Mphande he is just...More

Thank jamesrmango
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

My girlfriend and I stayed here in November 2017 and had a unique and amazing experience. We had already stayed at the very pleasant Liwonde Safari Camp on the other side of the Shire river but we wanted to try something a bit wilder and...More

Thank Russell I
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

I spent a day and night at Shire last month and have thought back to it many times since! We had a beautiful river safari and saw all the beautiful animals and scenery that we could have hoped for. I would really recommend this boat...More

Thank Charles L
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

If you go to the Shire Eco Lodge, you should expect an amazing, unique, and unforgettable experience. I was not only impressed by the lodges cabins and facilities, but I was also impressed by the many environmentally friendly systems used throughout the lodge. During my...More

Thank azwalker917
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

I was a Peace Corps Volunteer serving in a community just 20 minutes away from the Shire Eco Safari Camp so I had the great privilege of becoming friends with the Malawian owner Billy Mphande. He is a truly unique human being. His vision for...More

Thank Mahan25
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

The Shire Eco Safari Camp defies description with mere words. Instead, it engages all of your senses-- sight-- as you watch the hippos interact as well as viewing the solar system from the most powerful telescope I have ever had the opportunity to use, sound--imagine...More

Thank 182julieal
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

I have had the pleasure of going to the Shire Eco Safari Camp several times now during my stay in Malawi. The owner and operator of the Camp, Billy Mphande alone is enough reason to visit the camp. He is motivated, passionate, engaging and dedicated...More

Thank laurenott929
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

My sister came to adventure around Malawi with me and I wanted to show her the best time possible on a budget. I am so glad we decided to go with Shire Eco Safari Camp. Not only were accommodations really cute and rustic but I...More

Thank corey b
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

This was one of my favorite places I visited while in Malawi. We spent two nights here during our Christmas travels. The campus itself is amazing. Everything is run completely on solar power and very eco-friendly. In between game drives and boat tours, it’s a...More

Thank alexa_caroline
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