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.

" 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

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

"Many thanks for a spectacular adventure. It touched my heart and left memories that will remain forever. I hope to return to this magical environment with my family."

- Linda Gray, USA

"We have been to quite a few safari lodges, including some with apparently very high world-wide reputations, but we have never had such a great time as we had at Mfuwe Lodge."

- The Shepherd Family, Australia

I would like to take this opportunity to thank your staff at Mfuwe lodge for making our safari experience an enjoyable stay.
The food was excellent and the staff were very helpful.
The guide, Peter, was knowledgeable with his spotter for the evening drives.

The accommodation was lovely and I would not hesitate in recommending your facilities to my friends visiting Zambia.

- A. Patel

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

" 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