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.

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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

Amazing experience. Wonderful staff. Hope to be back.

- Catherine & Mike Daley - Solwezi

We had an amazing time. Thank you so much for all your help in putting this together. Our experience from start to finish was perfect, I am not sure there is anything that could have made it better. We loved Mfuwe Lodge. It is a perfect place to start and end the trip. We did get our spa treatments which was just what we needed after the long travel day. It was a first, getting a massage listening to hippo's. I loved every second. Our safari's, both driving and walking, were amazing. It is hard to describe all we saw, heard, and learned during our stay. The South Luangwa Valley is rich with wildlife. Just sitting at the lodge and in camp we got to watch elephants, baboons, warthogs, Impala's, buffalo, and so many different kinds of birds.
The staff there is truly special. They are friendly, professional, and make you feel right at home. The one big surprise was how delicious the food was both at the lodge and in camp. The chefs are very creative with the meals and we enjoyed everyt

- Jill Snyder

Thank you so much for being so lovely and welcoming, I can't tell you how sad we all were to leave, and mum uploaded some pictures to facebook and I think she's already got about three other families convinced to make the trip next year.

- Natassia S

Unfortunately when we left home my husband had started a course of antibiotics for an infection and by the time we reached Mfuwe he was very unwell with a temperature, luckily we had a stop in Mwfue lodge and Amy soon summed up the situation and would not let us carry on to Kapamba that night. (another 3 hours away) she offered us a room at the lodge and a transfer the next day. Our friends carried on without us, Her forethought and kindness was a lifeline for my husband as he was close to collapsing. After a good night's sleep and more of the antibiotics he was improving and we were able to continue to Kapamba after brunch accompanied by Amy, I was so grateful to her for what she did for us, without the offer of the room at the lodge for the night I don't like to think what may have happened. Happily the antibiotics did their job and the rest of the holiday passed with no more frightening things happening. It is really a pleasure to meet someone nice,Amy went out of her way to help us

- Wilsher & Tapper party

I just viewed Santa at Mfuwe. Little did I know when I visited your little establishment, that I would continue to receive the gifts that you offer from Bushcamp. My safari was one of the most special trips because I traveled with loved ones and the people we and places met along the way made it unique. But, the fact that I signed up for emails from Bushcamp and I can continue to be there: YOWZA! Thank you!!!!!!
What a clever clever idea and the smile never left my face.

- Vivian O