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.



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.


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


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
S 13°04.784' - E031°47.430'

Guest Comments

"Congratulations on the addition to Wonky Tusk's family! That is wonderful news!"

- Judy & Mike LaNier, USA

Such a wonderful time! Thank you so much! A truly beautiful experience and fabulous staff! Alick is an excellent guide. He was really knowledgeable. Thank you for a perfect holiday! The staff couldn’t do enough for us! Thank you for everything!

- Lara Brand and Nathan Brand, UK

Am trying to thank you all at Mfuwe Lodge but words clearly fail me.!!
We can’t stop talking about our wonderful stay and what a lovely lovely time we had. My family were blown away with the warmth, the hospitality and of course the atmosphere. The sightings were terrific and beyond expectations - Uncle George's welcome when checking in and a leopard to wish us goodnight on our last night. ‎Big thanks to all at the Lodge especially Amy and our super, super guide Gilbert.

- Dhamu G

Fantastic place, amazing wildlife, great guides. We are very pleased to have finally got the ‘leopard in the tree’ photo we have been after for years!

- Jayne and Richard Hurrell, London, UK

Very good lodge. Many animals and nice monkeys. Fantastic place! Very nice people and professional guides.

- Hugo, Mira, Helene Westholm and Richard Ollson, Sweden