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 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


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 at Mfuwe, the resort was the right choice for the occasion as my sister's health is very precarious and we wanted to be close to an airstrip just in case she had a problem. The accommodation was wonderful, could sit on that balcony forever watching the game come to drink, the rooms were bigger and better than expected and I particularly like the separate loo. The food was amazing and majority of the staff were friendly and helpful, our guide was extremely knowledgeable not just about the animals and birds but also the trees and plants, he varied the game drive routes every day and would always ask what we wanted to look for and try his best to find it for us. Have never seen so much game in Zambia: saw two lion kills (one in the hippo lagoon!) and leopard every day, usually two or three times but the best for me was seeing a family of wild dog with two pups, have never seen that before!

Best place ever.

- Michael Neiswander - San Antonio, USA

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

It was fine to live here even if we did not see any leopard, wild dogs or hyenas. But I really enjoyed, thank you for having us.

- Reuben Ngandu - Meanwood Ibex, Lusaka

Such a wonderful time! Thank you so much! A truly beautiful experience and fabulous staff! Alick is an excellent guide. He was really knowledgeable. Thank you for a perfect holiday! The staff couldn’t do enough for us! Thank you for everything!

- Lara Brand and Nathan Brand, UK