Kuthengo Camp

Kuthengo Camp: Our full report

Four safari tents
All year

Kuthengo Camp is a small bush camp due to open in April 2018 in the unspoilt Liwonde National Park. It will be located on an open plain stretching towards the Shire River, under shady fever trees and baobabs.

We are excited about the opening of this small bush camp – operated by Robin Pope Safaris, who also operate camps in Zambia and Zimbabwe. In fact, we’d been expecting a new camp from RPS in this park since mid-2014 when they announced a new place called “Miyala Camp”, which was due to be in the far south of the park. However, due to discussions with the park authorities – the building of this was paused and then put on hold. Now Miyala’s been completely replaced by the opening of this new Kuthengo, which is much north in the park, in a very different location.

We understand that the four safari tents will be spacious, each with an en-suite bathroom featuring a double basin, a bath and an outdoor shower. The Evening Breeze cooling system, will be installed in each tent – this eco-friendly air-conditioning system is almost silent and will keep the interior of the mosquito net surrounding the bed cool.

Activities at Kuthengo will focus on game drives, walking safaris and tranquil boat cruises on the Shire River. Hiking trips will also be possible.

Our view

Kuthengo Camp is still under construction so none of the team will be able to visit for a while, however, based on our previous experiences with its sister camps in Malawi and Zambia, we are expecting an adventurous camp offering a great safari experience. Please do contact us for more information.


Location: Liwonde National Park, Malawi

Ideal length of stay: A stay of 3-4 nights at Kuthengo Camp is ideal and perhaps add a couple of nights in other Robin Pope Safaris-camps - like Mkulumadzi Lodge in Majete Wildlife Reserve or Pumulani on the lakeshore.

Key personnel

Owner: Robin Pope Safaris


Power supply: Solar Power

Health & safety

Dangerous animals: High Risk

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