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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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.

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


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

"The perfect start to our stay in South Luangwa! We loved our room looking over the Hippo Pond .... Thanks to your outstanding guiding we had a fabulous introduction to the park and all the wildlife. ...the staff at The Lodge, were without exception delightful.... It was so hard to leave and we can't wait to return!"

- Kay and Mick Cooke, USA

The Lodges are so comfortable,and with excellent views from one's balcony of any game that maybe wandering along the stream.One can ever shower,with a fabulous view. We also appreciated,being accompanied to our lodge of an evening.Well done.!
Secondly,To the Chef and catering staff,it is probably one of the "Only" lodgings,that actually endeavour to keep to whatever diet,your Guest has asked for. This in itself,deserves 5 Star Rating,especially as it's done so discreetly,that really only the guest,receiving "Their" food,really knows about it.!!
Thirdly,we,could not have had a Guide,more informed,than Willie,as he is an absolute "Gem" and his knowledge of the bush,Trees,Game and Birds is phenomenal. Also he is such a careful driver,which makes a huge difference to those in the vehicle,you may have "hip replacements,knees etc" Please congratulate him for us.
Also,our visit to the Spa was so pleasant,as we don't always have an opportunit

- Dawn C

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

My family group said it "was the trip of a lifetime" Thank you all for making it a great success. All the staff at the lodge worked hard to ensure the group had a great time. It was great the Elephants cooperated too. A special thank you to Francis who drove us to camp in the torrential rain. Peter Milanzi was terrific. His knowledge of the bush made the tour really special. The group would like the e mail of the Royal Geographic Society to nominate him for guide of the year. Please send to me and I will forward to my clients. Mtimba, zikomo for having the sun downer at Ele crossing. It was fantastic and made the farewell evening very special. I loved it too. There were well over 100 Elephants crossing the river. Mubu, thank you for handling the booking. The trip was a great success and I am going to try and repeat for same dates in 2015. It was wonderful to see everyone.

- C. Curtis

We had a wonderful time again this year, of course. What makes our stay so special is the staff - Zambians are the best! So warm and friendly and just wonderful.
Thanks for a great time and we will see you again next year!

- Nancy L