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.

Ant and I would like to thank you and all your staff for the wonderful time you gave us over New Year - it was very special and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. We hope you have had plenty of rain over the past week - we are needing some sun now can you believe. Many thanks once again and we hope you have a good year.
- Ant and Mary Collett


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

We have been meaning to write to you to thank you for the most incredible holiday that we had with you last November and apologise for taking so long to do it. Thanks again for helping us to organise everything so quickly and efficiently last minute. If it had not been for your efficiency & quick responses, it would have been impossible to organise this wonderful trip at such short notice. We loved the 7 nights we spent with you. Amy- it was wonderful to get to meet you in person and to be able to chat with you while we were staying at Mfuwe Lodge and Andy, we really hope to meet you in person next time we go to Zambia, which will be very soon hopefully! We spent 2 nights at Mfuwe Lodge, 2 nights at Kapamba & 3 nights at Bilimungwe. Thank you again & hope to see you soon again in South Luangwa.

- Pablo Calva & Carolina Vilchis

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

It was spectacular.
We will write such a review.
The people made it.
Thanks for all!!!

- Rob Holmes

" 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

It was such an amazing experience! I wish I had been able to spend a few more days at Mfuwe Lodge - not only to soak in the beautiful surroundings, but also to have gotten a chance to get to know you better.
I would have loved to have learned more about your worm farm and the conservation and ecology work the Lodge is involved with. -
Please thank Shaddrick again for such an excellent introduction to your park.
I wrote on Trip Advisor (my first time, so that says a lot in itself).

- Randa Wilkinson