Mfuwe Lodge is a unique lodge situated in the South Luangwa National Park. The lodge overlooks a beautiful oxbow lagoon and the area boasts one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in the world. Mfuwe was voted 'Best Lodge' in the 2009 Zambia Tourism Awards, a testament to the hard work and dedication of the team.
There are 18 luxury en-suite thatched chalets, each with a private decking area overlooking a lagoon that attracts abundant wildlife and game from the African bush by day and night. The chalets have 24hour mains power, ceiling fan, refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities. They all have en-suite bathrooms with sunken baths and integral showers.
Meals are served in a variety of locations, including in the bush and dinner by candlelight beneath the stars. The lodge has a small library stocked with wildlife books and videos.
Activities offered here include game drives with an experienced and knowledgeable guides, both by day and night. Walking safaris to view and track animals on foot are also available. The lodge is the base for the Bush Camp Company who have 5 bush camps in the southern part of South Luangwa. Mfuwe Lodge is often a first night or lunch stop to freshen up before you venture deeper into the park.
Mfuwe Lodge will be undergoing a major refurb ready for the 2020 season. Geusts will be treated to new reception, dining areas, library, poool and of course revamped rooms. To further enhance your experience, there will be a new photographic studio, photographic vehicles and for the keen yogis out there, the opportunity to practice yoga, while at Mfuwe.
Photographs courtesy of The Bushcamp Company
Open: From 1 June to 31 October.
Location: Mfuwe Lodge is a unique lodge situated in the South Luangwa National Park. The lodge overlooks a beautiful oxbow lagoon. The lodge is about a 45-minute drive from Mfuwe International Airport.
Rooms: 18 luxury en-suite chalets all overlooking lagoon. Comfortably - furnished with private viewing deck to make the most of its lagoon-side position, sitting rooms and en-suite bathrooms with panoramic walk-in showers. There are two suites, three family rooms, three doubles and ten twin rooms. Brand new for 2020 season is the Director's House, a new family villa with two en-suite bedrooms, a pool, chef and a private guide and vehicle.
Activities: Game drives (day and night); birdwatching; plus, upon request, guided walking safaris & cultural visits to the local village, school and textiles/handicraft market and as of 2020 new photographic vehicles is available and yoga classes will be offered (subject to instructor availability).
Facilities: Large Bar area, with lounge and library. Outside and inside dining area, an infinity swimming pool with sun loungers. Separate spa area, offering manicures, massages, hot stone treatments and facials amongst other treatments, and an open-air gym. There is a gift shop. The lodge operates a free laundry service. New for 2020 there is a photographic studio with photographic workshop facilities.
Dining: Meals are served after you return from the night drive at around 8:30pm, is usually three courses served to the table. Occasionally, Mfuwe Lodge offers a carvery or holds a barbecue boma evening.
Children: Children of all ages are welcomed. As the lodge is unfenced, children need to be supervised at all times.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: Cellphone reception at the lodge, guests are asked to use cellphones only in their own rooms. There is wifi in the library.
A superb South Luangwa safari using Bushcamp Company camps.
"Had exciting time watching the elephants walking through reception to reach their favourite wild mango tree. Watched a huge range of wildlife in the waterhole from our swimming pool. "