Elephants gathered together drinking water from the river

Day Visitors

Liwonde is one of the most popular parks in Malawi – whether for overnight or day visitors.

Experience Liwonde

Come in for the day to experience some of the best river-based elephant, crocodile, hippo and general wildlife viewing in Africa. Explore Liwonde and Mangochi through a variety of activities, from boat trips to walking safaris and game drives. 

People in a truck, man with binolars self driving around Liwonde National Park

Self-drive through Liwonde

Visitors can self-drive on all roads, depending on season and road conditions – some roads are closed during the rainy season. 4×4 vehicles are recommended generally between December and April. Park hours are 6:00am to 6:00pm.

A guide with a group of tourist driving through Liwonde

Self-drive with a Guide

Community Guides are available to accompany visitors on a self-drive through the park. They can be hired at the main gate.