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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Rooms

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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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.

"I had an amazing time here! The safaris were spectacular. Our guide was wonderful. The services was top-notch. The accommodations were superb. The people were so kind. I felt like I was in Shangri-La. I can't wait to go back!"
- Paul Keoni Chun, New York City, USA

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 thatched 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

We had a wonderful time again this year, of course. What makes our stay so special is the staff - Zambians are the best! So warm and friendly and just wonderful.
Thanks for a great time and we will see you again next year!

- Nancy L

We had a great time at Mfuwe lodge. Lodge & the environment was extraordinary. And the staff was really nice and helpful. We were lucky to see lions and leopards and many more animals.

- Tharanga

You are the first person I am writing to on our return back to the U.S. after a most incredible time in Mfuwe Lodge.

The S. Luangwa National Park was incredible (my favorite out of all the parks in all the other countries that we have been to).

The wildlife, our guide Francis, our spotter Charles, the night game drives, the Mfuwe lodge, our beautiful chalet over-looking the hippo pool, all the staff, Andy (whom we met and were greeted by personally), Amy, Jill- all were exceptional!
We saw so much wildlife & birds. We saw leopards every game drive and our favorite activity was to track them at night game drives when they are most active. In fact all game drives we saw 2-3 leopards!

We were lucky to see early S. Carmine bee eaters! Gorgeous birds!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your help and for helping us with this trip of a lifetime celebrating our first time to Africa with kids, and also our 40 country milestone!

- Ritu R

Been back nearly 2 weeks and only just found time to tell you about our amazing trip.
OVERALL... a great, most enjoyable & successful trip. Arrangements all immaculate with excellent rooms/ guides allocated. Thank you!
HIGHLIGHTS... 29 leopards in about 22 sightings including family with kill, 2 very close encounters which had adrenalin going and 1 who ran hard at us and we thought he may jump in! Some excellent photos and some of the most memorable encounters with leopards, lions and elephants we have experienced in 20 years+ of safaris.
MFUWE LODGE... transfer point as you know but deserves big mention for fabulous & smooth hosting and transfers! They gave us an impromptu bush breakfast before we transferred to Kuyenda and we saw an amazing and very grizzly leopard V many baboons right nearby.
KUYENDA... Excellent! Best camp, best guide/ armed ranger ( Kelvin & Isaiah), best food and outstanding hosting from Babette & Phil. Attention to detail and simple bush style mem

- Geoff and Teresa S

Thank you all so much for making my birthday so special. I was / am completely blown over by all of your kindness and generosity, and all of the little details that made the day so special. It was a truly special birthday and I am so touched by the warmth of your team! As well as the quality of your product - the treehouse was beautiful, the food was amazing as always, and I’m so grateful to Francis for all of his tree knowledge he shared with us. It was a really great day!
Big thanks to you both and your very friendly team - I am slowly getting to know all their names, but Abraham and David deserve special thanks for their serious kindness, as well as Tim, Francis, Beauty, Mike and the whole cooking team who made that cake!

- Molly C