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 - lounge area - Dana Allen
Mfuwe Lodge  - dinning area - Dana Allen
Mfuwe Lodge - library  - 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 - Deck
Mfuwe Lodge - Gym
Mfuwe Lodge  - game drive
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.

360° Room View


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.

"Wonderful experience!! The best vacation ever. The service was amazing. Great game and lots of knowledge from everyone. Love it!"
- Alicia, Valerie and Dominique, USA


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

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

The overall experience at South Luangwa exceeded expectations including the staff (guides and camp staff), game, food & beverage and the camps & lodge. We loved the variation in things like location of sundowners and menu for brunch. We applaud the Bushcamp Company for their efficient (and seamless) and genuinely friendly organisation.

- Turner Family

Thank you so much for being so lovely and welcoming, I can't tell you how sad we all were to leave, and mum uploaded some pictures to facebook and I think she's already got about three other families convinced to make the trip next year.

- Natassia S

Thank you both for helping make my time at Mfuwe a memorable one.
I will be working hard to get back next year and spend some precious time with you all. Take care and keep being amazing!

- CaAtherine M (yes, that's how it's spelled!)

Just a quick email to say that I have just had a phone call from these clients…I have never heard such happy clients! They really loved their time in Zambia and were very appreciative for all of the arrangements that we had in place for them – particularly helping them to visit chipata. So a HUGE thank you to you for this one as it was a bit of a tricky itinerary.
They also loved their time at Mfuwe Lodge and found the staff to be excellent and very friendly, and they saw huge amounts of wildlife.
So, all in all, they had a fantastic time!

- S family x 3