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 thatched buildings 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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Scattered along two lagoons' shady banks lie 18 thatched 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.

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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.

I also wanted to thank you personally for all your help in making our visit a huge success. The trip went like clockwork from start to finish and I have been involved in Africa for long enough to know that things like that don’t just happen without a lot of work. Thanks very much for all you did and we look forward to the next time.
- Rick W


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 thatched chalets with private verandah
- 2 suites
- 3 family rooms
- 3 double rooms
- 10 twin rooms
S 13°04.784' - E031°47.430'

Guest Comments

"Many thanks for a spectacular adventure. It touched my heart and left memories that will remain forever. I hope to return to this magical environment with my family."

- Linda Gray, USA

"We had a really excellent holiday at Mfuwe Lodge... it was very comfortable, with good food and service...the game viewing was superb: a dozen hyena scavaging on an elephant corpse, a leopard stalking an impala, two male lions fighting for possession of a pride of females, another group of lion devouring a buffalo - and much more."

- Fergus Cochrane-Dyet, British High Commission, Malawi

Once more the Tregoning family had a most enjoyable stay at the Bushcamp Company, South Luangwa - the new experience of Bilimungwe and Chindeni Bushcamps as well as Mfuwe Lodge which always has the added advantage of a great variety of game viewing. Our children were most impressed. The guides Manda, Peter and Kelvin were excellent. Kelvin became part of our family in a very short time. The bush spa experience was very relaxing for all of us. Once more your company lived up its name of good hospitality, excellent food, friendly staff and very professional guides who educated us all along. Definitely an unforgettable experience overall.

- Trevor and Anni Tregoning

We had a truly memorable holiday. Mfuwe Lodge was of a high standard with excellent service, the guiding was exceptional. Chindeni was amazing, all aspects were without fault. Again the guiding needs a special mention.

We stayed at Mfuwe Lodge for one night to allow us to meet someone in Mfuwe village. We were pleasantly surprised at how good it was.

We were met at the airport and taken for a surprise bush brunch in a great location on the way to the lodge. After our meeting in Mfuwe we went on a game drive where we saw 14 wild dog giving a hard time to a hyena. we saw a lot of other game to and had a good guide. Our breakfast was interrupted the next morning to enable us to see the 14 dogs on a hunt again.

The service and food were very good with all the staff being very friendly. The room was quite luxurious compared to the bush camps we normally stay at.

The lodge’s location near the park entrance means it is in a busy area of the park but we really enjoyed our stay.

- Michael R