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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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.

"Mfuwe Lodge never disappoints! Love the upgrades. You've gone from 4 star to 5 star!"
- Julian Carlson, Canada


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

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

It was spectacular.
We will write such a review.
The people made it.
Thanks for all!!!

- Rob Holmes

We had such a lovely holiday at Mfuwe Lodge- thank you so much for the bottle of wine and the planning. Our safaris were all great and we saw many animals, our room was spectacular -complete with hippos, a resident croc and a monitor lizard passing by. The food and hospitality was wonderful and we feel rested and ready to tackle these last couple weeks.

- Heather P

I wanted to let you know that we had a fabulous time at Mfuwe Lodge.
The hospitality by all the staff was nothing but incredible right from the booking process, till the drop off at the airport with the packed lunch. It was a truly awesome experience.
We will be back for sure, and recommending to many friends and family.
Thank you too for your promptness in making the reservations.
Please pass our 'thank you' to everyone at the lodge...Amy, Ian, Gilbert, Tim and all the rest of the folks (my apologies but I couldn't remember all the names...not as sharp as your staff members in remembering all the guest names :-)).

- Ashish N

I just hope I can find the words to describe one of the most absolutely incredible adventures of my entire life!

- Cathy D