If you listen to the cry of the fish eagle along the Shire River and the Lake Malombe – then you will know: Robin Pope Safaris is expanding within the south of Malawi. Since last summer, when RPS got involved in the translocation of cheetahs from South Africa to Liwonde National Park, it was clear: There is development on the horizon. And now it has been announced: Robin Pope Safaris is building a new camp within this park, which will be opened as Kuthengo Camp in April 27th 2018.
Kuthengo means “wilderness”
Liwonde National Park is situated in southern Malawi – southeast of Lilongwe. It runs alongside the Shire River and part of Lake Malombe, enjoying riverine, grassland and Mopane Woodlands which offer amazing scenery and a home to elephant, buffalo, endangered black rhinos and various antelopes as well as the Cheetahs as mentioned above. A birder’s paradise – with nearly 300 species, including the Böhm’s Bee-eater, Livingstone’s Flycatcher, Pel’s fishing owl and Lillian’s love bird. Located on a large open plain stretching towards the Shire River in Liwonde National Park, you will find Kuthengo Camp nestled among Fever trees and Baobabs. With resident fish eagles nesting in these Baobabs, you will be woken to ‘Africa’s voice’ calling as you rise in this wild and natural paradise.
The four spacious and modern safari tents are all en-suite, each with double basins, a bathtub and an outdoor shower. The eco-friendly evening breeze air conditioning (state of the art and environment friendly cooling system for the bed within the mosquito net), adds to the comforts of this intimate camp. With all the usual comforts of a Robin Pope Safari camp, Kutengo maintains a rustic charm, complemented by stunning views which are best appreciated from your private deck with a cold sundowner in hand, admiring the herds of waterbuck that frequent the camp area, milling about in the evening glow.
The Safari Experience
The unspoiled Liwonde National Park promises an ultimate retreat where you can experience the many activities on offer with complete privacy; from adventurous game drives and walking safaris to tranquil boat cruises along the grand Shire River, there is something for everyone. Birding is absolute stunning, elephants, hippos, buffalos and endangered black rhinos as well as various antilopes are around. First time since 20 years now cheetahs have been relocated to the park. The guides of Robin Pope Safaris are highly motivated to give you a deep insight in the secrets of the bush of Liwonde National Park.
Combine it with a safari experience in Majete Reserve, then end off at Lake Malawi for the perfect Southern Malawi experience. See here some itineraries which combine the highlights of southern Malawi to an unforgettable safari experience (Conservation Malawi; Warm Heart Malawi; Malawi Highlights)
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