Mfuwe Lodge

Award-winning safari lodge set in the most prolific game area of the South Luangwa. The perfect place to enjoy excellent game viewing, recharge your batteries, or to start and finish your journey to our Bushcamps.

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Ease yourself into Luangwa life with a stay at the award-winning Mfuwe Lodge. Set inside the park, just five minutes drive from the main gate, the lodge's allure is instantly obvious. Beneath a canopy of ebony and mahogany, its eighteen air-conditioned chalets are arranged around the banks of two lagoons where an endless stream of wildlife will keep you enthralled as you lounge on the open deck or take a dip in the swimming pool. The airy interior of the lodge is an exquisite complement to its natural surroundings.

This region of the park is renowned for its prolific game - giraffe, hippos, buffalo, antelope, and crocodile are constant visitors to Mfuwe Lodge's lagoon, whilst in November the local elephants regularly wander right through the lobby, lured by a nearby wild mango tree. Whether you stay overnight, or just have lunch en route to a Bushcamp, Mfuwe Lodge's relaxed charm and enviable surroundings make it the perfect stopover. Voted Best Lodge in Zambia in 2009 Mfuwe Lodge also offers you the chance to relax at its Bush-Spa or buy a few mementos of your time in Zambia at our curio shop.

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Rooms

Scattered along two lagoons' shady banks lie eighteen air-conditioned chalets from which you can enjoy your own private piece of Africa. Secluded covered verandas look out over wallowing hippo and thirsty game in the lagoons, while the comfortable sitting rooms and en-suite bathrooms with panoramic walk-in showers are the perfect place to wind down.

Activities

The game-viewing potential at Mfuwe Lodge and the surrounding area is second-to-none. Walking safaris can be arranged on request, but the majority of outings are game drives, allowing guests to explore as much of this prolific region of the Luangwa Valley as possible. Drives are led by our experienced team of guides, setting out at first light, and then again in the late afternoon when the wildlife is at its most active. After sundowners, spotlights are used to pick out a new cast of nocturnal creatures.

This was a fantastic experience! The animals, lodge was great. One highlight - the staff - they made everything easy and welcoming! Thank you!
- David, Naomi, Eli and Sandra Rush, Kathryn Voonce and Joe Earl - New York

Summary

Overlooking two lagoons in the game-rich Mfuwe area of the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia (40 minutes from Mfuwe International Airport)

Location: Overlooking two lagoons in the game-rich, Mfuwe area of the South Luangwa national Park, Zambia (40 minutes from Mfuwe International Airport)
Season: Open year round
Activities: Game drives (day and night); Birdwatching; plus (upon request) Guided walking safaris & cultural visits to the local village, school and textiles/handicraft market
Children: Families with children are welcome, however, only children over 12 are allowed to do walking safaris
Electricity: 24 hours mains and generator (220v) for lighting & battery charging. Solar heated hot water (with mains backup)
Accommodation: 18 spacious, en-suite air-conditioned chalets with private verandah
- 2 suites
- 3 family rooms
- 3 double rooms
- 10 twin rooms
Co-ordinates:
S 13°04.784' - E031°47.430'

Guest Comments

The Lodges are so comfortable,and with excellent views from one's balcony of any game that maybe wandering along the stream.One can ever shower,with a fabulous view. We also appreciated,being accompanied to our lodge of an evening.Well done.!
Secondly,To the Chef and catering staff,it is probably one of the "Only" lodgings,that actually endeavour to keep to whatever diet,your Guest has asked for. This in itself,deserves 5 Star Rating,especially as it's done so discreetly,that really only the guest,receiving "Their" food,really knows about it.!!
Thirdly,we,could not have had a Guide,more informed,than Willie,as he is an absolute "Gem" and his knowledge of the bush,Trees,Game and Birds is phenomenal. Also he is such a careful driver,which makes a huge difference to those in the vehicle,you may have "hip replacements,knees etc" Please congratulate him for us.
Also,our visit to the Spa was so pleasant,as we don't always have an opportunit

- Dawn C

Lovely place. Really enjoyed.

- Mr & Mr Bhat

Just to let you know that we had an amazing time at the lodge. So many animals! And about one hour before leaving the elephants came walked through reception to eat the grass and ate my peanut butter and fruit (it was with my luggage in a cooler bag). That was quite funny. We also did the walking safari which was lovely.

- Ellie S

Thank you very much, for taking care of my guests. Patel family arrived today from Livingston, and they really enjoyed their trip to Mfuwe. Thanks once again.

- K N Desai

It was spectacular.
We will write such a review.
The people made it.
Thanks for all!!!

- Rob Holmes