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.

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Rooms

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.

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.

This is for the wonderful Gang at Mfuwe Lodge - We returned to a wet and rain drenched Lusaka but with the warmth of Mfuwe Lodge forever etched into our memories. I wish to thank all the team at Mfuwe Lodge for a most wonderful and, surprisingly, a very comfortable stay! It was our first outing into the bush and you all made it quite special and so will be forever etched deeply into our memory files. The guides and your staff were simply terrific, and your "surprises" were exquisitely timed and brilliantly executed (I intend to keep it a secret from future visitors) We have family coming in early August and we plan to certainly return.
- Dhamu Gaddam

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 air-conditioned 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 very nice time here! Zambia and especially in the park. Thank you for your nice hospitality. Zikomo.

- Theo & Anja Ockhuysen - Blaricum, Holland

Ant and I would like to thank you and all your staff for the wonderful time you gave us over New Year - it was very special and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. We hope you have had plenty of rain over the past week - we are needing some sun now can you believe. Many thanks once again and we hope you have a good year.

- Ant and Mary Collett

Very enjoyable, comfortable stay. Staff very friendly, game drives excellent, Francis our guide best out of all my visits (roughly around 8 to South Luangwa).

- Elizabeth Jaynseelan - Lusaka

Pure magic! I couldn’t love a place more. I will return!

- Daniel and Ann Maria Gach, Singapore

I cannot say enough great things about our trip.

- Kindra H