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

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.

These guys had a super time. Best holiday ever! Thank you so much.
- Steve

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

Thank you so much for everything. We loved mfuwe immensely and will be back this time with a group.

- Zondi K

I just wanted to let you know that we had a great time on our trip. We got a little wet, but it didn’t slow us down too much. Our guide was Manda, and he was fantastic. We really enjoyed meeting as the great staff. Thanks for all of your help with the arrangements. I hope we will be back again before long.

- Kip B

The Lodges are so comfortable,and with excellent views from one's balcony of any game that maybe wandering along the stream.One can ever shower,with a fabulous view. We also appreciated,being accompanied to our lodge of an evening.Well done.!
Secondly,To the Chef and catering staff,it is probably one of the "Only" lodgings,that actually endeavour to keep to whatever diet,your Guest has asked for. This in itself,deserves 5 Star Rating,especially as it's done so discreetly,that really only the guest,receiving "Their" food,really knows about it.!!
Thirdly,we,could not have had a Guide,more informed,than Willie,as he is an absolute "Gem" and his knowledge of the bush,Trees,Game and Birds is phenomenal. Also he is such a careful driver,which makes a huge difference to those in the vehicle,you may have "hip replacements,knees etc" Please congratulate him for us.
Also,our visit to the Spa was so pleasant,as we don't always have an opportunit

- Dawn C

I must extend my thanks to Tendai for the seamless facilitation of our stay and also gratitude to you and the team at the lodge, the staff were awesome and Patson, our Guide, was just a full package, we surely couldn't have had a better guide. Full of knowledge and wisdom, what a charming fellow.

- Raymond Kufekisa

Thank You to You All!!!!
It just never ever fails to amaze me every time we come up there you give us the most amazing time. Your camp is superb, the food outstanding, your staff incredible…..I could go on and on!!! Your attention to detail just makes it all so very special.
Thank you so much.
So for our family the perfect holiday.
Our very sincere thanks.

- Chris M