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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Mfuwe Lodge - main building & pool  Patrick Bentley
Mfuwe Lodge - deck area Mfuwe Lodge  Patrick Bentley
Mfuwe Lodge - lounge area  Dana Allen
Mfuwe Lodge  - dinning area  Dana Allen
Mfuwe Lodge - library   Patrick Bentley
Mfuwe Lodge - deck area  Patrick Bentley
Mfuwe Lodge  - bar  Dana Allen
Mfuwe Lodge  - chalet  Dana Allen
Mfuwe Lodge  - bedroom  Dana Allen
Mfuwe Lodge  - game drive  Dana Allen
Mfuwe Lodge  - game drive  Tony Heald
Mfuwe Lodge  - Wonky Tusk in reception  Dana Allen

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.

"The gateway to the park. More luxury camp than the bush camps until you go for a game drive. Then you realise exactly were you are. In one of the most beautiful places in Africa. You can be viewing game less than twelve hours from leaving Heathrow. What else can you ask for."
- Phil & Katherine Collins, UK

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

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

Thanks for everything! We had a fabulous time.

- Annie B

we had the best holiday ever and the people at Mfuwe were a lovely bunch. Food, accommodation service were all brilliant. I'm struggling to think of anything they could've done better. Just wish we were back there.

- Sue and Gareth A

"Very impressive place. Look forward to enjoying a stay here one day, God willing. God Bless Zambia"

- His Excellency Rupiah Banda, Former President of Zambia

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