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 eighteen air-conditioned chalets 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.



Scattered along two lagoons' shady banks lie eighteen air-conditioned 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.


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 just wanted to write and say thank you to you and everyone at the Bushcamp company for such an unforgettable holiday! We are back in the Big Smoke (London) and already wishing we were back in the bush.
We also wanted to give special mention to Shadi, Peter, Prist, Alex, Julius, Abraham and Dickson and everyone else who hosted us and those behind the scenes.

- Chris C


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 air-conditioned chalets with private verandah
- 2 suites
- 3 family rooms
- 3 double rooms
- 10 twin rooms
S 13°04.784' - E031°47.430'

Guest Comments

Best place ever.

- Michael Neiswander - San Antonio, USA

Thank you all so much for making my birthday so special. I was / am completely blown over by all of your kindness and generosity, and all of the little details that made the day so special. It was a truly special birthday and I am so touched by the warmth of your team! As well as the quality of your product - the treehouse was beautiful, the food was amazing as always, and I’m so grateful to Francis for all of his tree knowledge he shared with us. It was a really great day!
Big thanks to you both and your very friendly team - I am slowly getting to know all their names, but Abraham and David deserve special thanks for their serious kindness, as well as Tim, Francis, Beauty, Mike and the whole cooking team who made that cake!

- Molly C

Good service by all the Zambian staff. The Bush Spa - very good experience. Game drives by Charles - excellent. Gourmet service for all the staff in the kitchen. The Bar - hats off to Ozzi the barman.

- Esdaile, Bagirov and Sissing - Palmwood Lodge, Lusaka

Magical. Beyond words. Beautiful place and beautiful people - we are so privileged to have spent our time in Zambia with such a wonderful group. We will back. Jayne & Bob.

- Jayne and Bob Risk - Pennsylvania

I like that I saw a lot of animals that I didn’t get to see on the other Safari. And I love the meals and the gym. I love the drivers and how they showed us how many animals and gave us a lot of information on them. The people here are welcoming and very nice. The lodge was amazing thank you.

- Sydney and Ellany Tsin, Lusaka, Zambia