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.

"The perfect start to our stay in South Luangwa! We loved our room looking over the Hippo Pond .... Thanks to your outstanding guiding we had a fabulous introduction to the park and all the wildlife. ...the staff at The Lodge, were without exception delightful.... It was so hard to leave and we can't wait to return!"
- Kay and Mick Cooke, 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

On behalf of JTI Zambia and the Leaf Production Department of JTI Global Leaf, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and each and everyone one of the Mfuwe staff (front of house or those in the background) for making our annual agronomy meeting such a successful trip. It went without a glitch and not often that happens when you travel to the other side of such a vast country with people coming from all corners of the globe and from so many different cultures. It was truly magnificent. The venue sublime, the staff exceptional, the food delicious and the experience enchanting. The list of names is too long to list on this email. Therefore may I please ask you to relay our gratitude to the whole team. The feedback I have received from all the team has been heartfelt thanks hence my feeling that I should relay this on to you as well. We will most definitely be visiting again in a personal or professional capacity.

- Lars Gruner

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

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

We had a fantastic time and will happily provide strong reviews. Thanks to all for making this a trip to remember for a lifetime!

- David B

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