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.

We felt like the experience at every level was excellent. Thank you so much for your warm welcome and wonderful service!
- Agathe N


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

Am trying to thank you all at Mfuwe Lodge but words clearly fail me.!!
We can’t stop talking about our wonderful stay and what a lovely lovely time we had. My family were blown away with the warmth, the hospitality and of course the atmosphere. The sightings were terrific and beyond expectations - Uncle George's welcome when checking in and a leopard to wish us goodnight on our last night. ‎Big thanks to all at the Lodge especially Amy and our super, super guide Gilbert.

- Dhamu G

Well, we are back from our wonderful trip to Zambia, and Chamilandu and the Mfuwe Lodge. Your recommendations were was a trip of a lifetime!! We hope to return someday, although I'm sure nothing could compare to our recent experience!

- Julie R

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with great service and wonderful staff .
Excellent New Year's Eve . Very well organized .
Thanks to the entire mfuwe staff.

- Ranjan P

Congratulations on selection into National Geographic "Unique Lodges of the World." Does not surprise me one bit. Our stay with you was one of our top lifetime experiences. Not a day goes by that I don't think about or chat about what we did and saw there, what guests and you all might be seeing and doing at that moment, wishing we were there. We continue to enjoy seeing the wonderful images by Ian and guests via emails and Facebook.

- Robyn M

I would like to convey mine and my wife’s gratitude for your gesture of providing us a stay at Mfuwe Lodge last week. We had a wonderful experience right from arrival, throughout to departure.

- Kapasa C