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


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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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 really lovely time at Mfuwe, please thank all the staff for their attention and very professional service.
- Lee-Anne Singh


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
S 13°04.784' - E031°47.430'

Guest Comments

" I was impressed with the service at Mfuwe Lodge.... Lovely rooms with very attentive staff... they all were interested in making the stay good.... The lodging was exceptional –very comfortable, very African – and so much food!"

- Rhodes Scholar Group Guests, USA

Just want to say thank you very much for the wonderful time we spend with you guys there in the bush. We surely lived like kings. Wish we did have more money to stay longer but surely will save to go back again. Do you have green season specials or are you guys closed in the raining season. What time is the best time to visit in the rain season.

Again thanks to the whole team for a wonderful time. (note to the chefs because I did not fit back in my work cloths. Only after the 3day) :)

- Hennie Nel

Many thanks to you all for making our time at Mfuwe Lodge so enjoyable!
Please again thanks to Peter and Timbani for the most amazing wildlife experience. Thanks too for the delicious menus and the surprise breakfast in the bush...unforgettable!

- Patrick, Sally, Ellie and Grace

"Thank you for the most amazing experience-my new favourite place in the world!"

- Lisa Ferguson, Canada

Thank you so much for the most awesome stay !! As always it was perfect and we all had a great time. My only complaint is that I come back the ultimate Mrs Telly Tubby!!!! No stone is left unturned and you all run an amazing camp and you are to be congratulated, well done. I am sure you are very glad the festivities are over and you can a at last relax and chill out a little. I do hope that you have a great year and that beds are as full as you would like them to be. See you soon I hope.

- Marty Chris