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.

We have never been to aplace whos advertisements are less than what's offered. Staff, accommodations, views and wildlife are outstanding!
- The Wagemans. Maryland USA

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

I also wanted to thank you personally for all your help in making our visit a huge success. The trip went like clockwork from start to finish and I have been involved in Africa for long enough to know that things like that don’t just happen without a lot of work. Thanks very much for all you did and we look forward to the next time.

- Rick W

"Mfuwe and it's staff are still our number one choice for our getaways next year! We can't wait to return and experience the magic of the park and the outstanding service provided at your lodge."

- Margaret Steel. Malawi

Special mention should be made to all managers/hosts/guides at the Bushcamps, especially Alex at Bilimingwe who without doubt is a first class host and gave us some superb surprises including a Pizza oven and fresh Pizzas in the bush, fantastic, and we loved the set up at Bilimungwe the best, although Mfuwe and Zungulila were great too and all staff were top notch, helpful and friendly.

- S family x 2

I just wanted to say a BIG thankyou for all you and the Mfuwe staff have done to ensure we had a superb time in Luangwa. I really had no idea what to expect before we arrived, but we were soon swept up in the welcome and atmosphere of the lodge. We absolutely loved the accommodation, the swimming pool and the decking lounge. I felt so relaxed there. I found the staff to be awesome. They were so willing to please and very hospitable. We loved our guide, Francis. He is so knowledgeable about wildlife and the bush and we had so many laughs with him....actually, we loved the morning tea times and sundowner times when we could chat and banter with him (and Isaiah). Please thank them again for us for the superb time we had with them.

Thankyou too, for the copious quantities of delicious food. We certainly never went hungry. There were so many highlights on the food front, the variety of food and the wonderful bush brunch, I loved that.

- Lucinda Smith

These guys had a super time. Best holiday ever! Thank you so much.

- Steve