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.

We have had a fabulous time! Manda has been amazing, with his keen spotter’s eyes and wealth of knowledge. The icing on the cake was to see two packs of wild dogs - a dream fulfilled. Thank you everyone.
- Derek, Jenny and Narme Gordon - Lusaka


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

Had a great time! It was an amazing place.

- Bill & Wyatt Perry - Arkansas

It’s been 2 years now since we had the most incredible time of our lives at the magnificent, outstanding, unbelievable, beautiful, most interesting and wonderful places on this earth. Like it or not - you guys have the best job in the World… at the very least the best location in the world to perform you friendly outstanding duties. You set the standard!
So what the heck am I writing for?
To wish you all the very very best for Christmas and for you all to have a wonderous 2016!

- Bob C

It was really lovely and we enjoyed our stay very much thanks to your and your team’s friendliness and nice service.
We came home to Lusaka delayed and into heavy rains, but held the stay at Mfuwe Lodge in our hearts so we didn’t suffer too much. By now of course the reality of city has found us once again but there are always still the photos… and the amazing atmosphere with the elephant in the Lodge which is a valuable remembrance forever.
It has been a perfect stay.
Please give my regards to Amy and the whole team, it has been a pleasure and privilege to stay with you! Greetings to the wonderful animals, your neighbors, and a thousand thanks for your wonderful support and service!!! Hope to meet you soon again.

- Ariane R

It was the miracle I'd hoped for! Thank you so much for your efforts to find my checklist and email it to me. Just one more example of the wonderful service that Mfuwe Lodge provides. We are now back home in Australia. We had an awesome time at the lodge and will always treasure our memories and tell everyone we know about your company.

- Kaye Priem

Thank you - it was an awesome experience. Love Africa.

- Kathy Stokes - Utah County