Mfuwe Lodge

Mfuwe Lodge is an 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.

The open plan reception, lounge, dining, and bar areas have a warm, welcoming atmosphere and is furnished in a contemporary African style, complementing its natural surroundings.

An endless stream of wildlife will keep you enthralled as you lounge or dine on the open deck or take a dip in the swimming pool.

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.

Mfuwe Lodge also offers you the chance to relax at its Bush-Spa offering a lovely refuge to wind down and relax during some quiet time at the Lodge.

You can also buy mementos of your time in Zambia at our curio shop.


Scattered along two lagoons' shady banks, lie eighteen air-conditioned chalets, privately set apart from each other, 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.

Each chalet has a comfortable sitting room, beds surrounded by a curtain of mosquito netting, and a spacious en suite bathroom, with panoramic walk-in shower, a perfect place to wind down.

Each chalet has imperial king or twin bed options.

The Director’s House

The Director’s House is a private interconnecting two - bedroom, two - bathroom villa on the Mfuwe Lodge grounds, within walking distance of the main lodge.

It features a lovely spacious fenced garden and a private deck and swimming pool.

The Director’s House, with private access, is perfect for a family or friends who enjoy privacy and solitude together.


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.

The Phil Berry Centre has a library and photo studio, with its own viewing deck. A quiet place to read, edit photos or connect to the outside world.

I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our Christmas at Mfuwe. Really enjoyed every minute! The food was so delicious and loved all the surprises like brunch on Christmas Day, Father Christmas, our wonderful presents and our last bush breakfast. And your staff - they are still be the best I have ever come across. Always so pleasant and cheerful, which must come from being happy in their job.
- Kevin and Jackie Connor


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 rooms, each with two single beds or one king, equipped with air conditioners, ceiling fan, standing fans, and including two two-story suites and three two-story family rooms.
S 13°04.784' - E031°47.430'

Guest Comments

"The gateway to the park. More luxury camp than the bush camps until you go for a game drive. Then you realise exactly were you are. In one of the most beautiful places in Africa. You can be viewing game less than twelve hours from leaving Heathrow. What else can you ask for."

- Phil & Katherine Collins, UK

An amazing game park and drive. Best place on earth.

- S. Shone McGuinness - Ndola, Zambia

We came out on holiday last year and stayed at the lodge and camps. We had an amazing time and decided to rebook and come again this year. We have never repeated a holiday destination before, so we were hoping that we would have as good an experience as we did last year, but we didnt. It was better!!
We stayed at the lodge, Bilimungwe, Kapamba and Zungulila and we couldnt fault anything (not that we would anyway). All the staff are fanstastic. They literally cant do enough for you and are very friendly and poilte. All the wonderful managers and staff seem to have the places they work at running very smoothly indeed. It is clear that they are all very happy in their work. Not that there was anything wrong last year, but the food has improved and we were having restaurant quality meals in the bush (and im a chef).
Thank you so so much for everything the bushcamp company has done for us and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2017.

- Kevin W and Charlotte H

Thank you so much for the most awesome stay !! As always it was perfect and we all had a great time. My only complaint is that I come back the ultimate Mrs Telly Tubby!!!! No stone is left unturned and you all run an amazing camp and you are to be congratulated, well done. I am sure you are very glad the festivities are over and you can a at last relax and chill out a little. I do hope that you have a great year and that beds are as full as you would like them to be. See you soon I hope.

- Marty Chris

The team and hospitality at the lodge was superb and looked after Lauren like a queen. Please thank them all again from us.

- Andy