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, buffalo, antelope, 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.
Back to South Luangwa
Overlooking two lagoons in the game-rich central Mfuwe area of the South Luangwa National Park. Approximately 45 minutes from Mfuwe International Airport. Access into Mfuwe Airport is either via scheduled flight from Lusaka on Proflight, direct flight from Jeki or Royal during the peak season or via scheduled flight on Ulendo Air from Lilongwe. Charter flights can also be organised.
Mfuwe Lodge has 18 thatched chalets comprised of 10 twins (2 beds), 3 doubles (king bed), 3 family rooms (day bed downstairs, king bed upstairs in a loft), and 2 suites (day bed and guest toilet upstairs, king bed and full bath downstairs). The lodge also has a new 2 bedroom Family House (see separate listing for more details).
All rooms are en suite with twin basins, shower and toilet
Private verandas, overlooking either the lagoon or the hippo pool.
Convertible beds (singles or king)
Family Rooms have a loft upstairs and daybed downstairs
Suites include a lounge and extra toilet upstairs
Library with accompanying Photographic Studio for group meetings and presentations
Restaurant, Bar, Lounge
Large deck for dining or relaxing during the day and in the evening for pre-dinner drinks around the fire
Game drives and walking safaris (no under 12 years on walking safaris).
A visit to some of the Conservation and Community Projects supported by the company can be organised. It is best to organise this in advance.
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 their 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.
Children of all ages are accepted
There are 3 family chalets and 2 suites as well as the new two bedroom Family House
Open all year round
Every guest staying at the Bushcamp Company properties assists with their Conservation and Community projects through the Luangwa Conservation and Community Fund. For detailed information about their work, visit this link Bushcamp Company Conservation and Community
Power Source at the lodge is mains electricity with back-up generator. Solar geysers provide hot water to the rooms.
There is limited Wifi in the Reception and Library