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.

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

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

"This is our first safari experience, but I'm sure to say it is the best ever! Thanks for your hospitality. We had a great time!"

- Chongwei and Jhenlin Wang, Hong Kong

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

"We stayed at Mfuwe Lodge then Chindeni and Chamilandu. We were treated brilliantly throughout, the food was excellent considering the location and we would certainly recommend The Bushcamp Company"

- Benjamin & Helen Wallace, UK

We had such a lovely holiday at Mfuwe Lodge- thank you so much for the bottle of wine and the planning. Our safaris were all great and we saw many animals, our room was spectacular -complete with hippos, a resident croc and a monitor lizard passing by. The food and hospitality was wonderful and we feel rested and ready to tackle these last couple weeks.

- Heather P

Once again many thanks for a great trip over new year. I trust the valley continues to turn green with rain continuing.

- Jim Hewitt