Situated in the middle of South Luangwa National Park, Mfuwe Lodge is a luxurious lodge containing 18 cottages overlooking two lagoons which attract a variety of game. Expect lovely rooms in a beautiful setting, and high levels of service.
Fantastic position just inside the South Luangwa National Park
Witness the elephants walking through the lodge (in season!)
Amazing views out over the riverbed and reserve
Beautiful deck area to sit and relax during the day
Mfuwe Lodge is a wonderful place to start your South Luangwa exploration. An imposing and luxurious lodge, it is encircled by two of South Luangwa's permanent lagoon, guaranteeing excellent game-viewing right from the comfort of your deck!
Mfuwe's main area is large and airy, with a high thatched roof and a central bar leading out to a huge deck overlooking the lagoon, with an infinity pool.
Activities from Mfuwe focus on exploring the South Luangwa in day and night 4X4 game drives, all in open-topped vehicles, and accompanied by an expert guide. In the evenings these game drives become exciting spot-light night drives, perfect for finding Luangwa's predators such as lion and leopard, which are frequently seen.
At the end of the season, in November, Mfuwe Lodge is a very exciting place to be - a family of elephant, led by the matriarch (affectionately named Wonky Tusk) make their way straight through reception, climbing the steps and walking through the lodge to feast on the juicy orange fruits of the wild mango tree which grows in the lodge grounds. It's a wonderful time to visit the Valley in any case with the green shoots of the new season beginning to show, and electrical storms rolling around the edges of the horizon. Come in November for some absolutely superb and close up elephant viewing!
When to visit
Visit in November to see the amazing sight of a family of elephant making their way through reception!
Overlooking two lagoons in the game-rich, Mfuwe area of the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. Set inside the park, just five minutes’ drive from the main gate.
10-hour international flight to Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, Lusaka. After a 70-minute flight from Lusaka, you arrive at Mfuwe Airport where you are met and transfered to camp, which takes approximately 45 minutes.
Highlights of Zambia and Madagascar
Journey to Zambia’s wildlife gem, the South Luangwa, for an in-depth safari covering the remote and wildlife-rich south of the park. You’ll be based at authentic bush camps with some added luxuries and expert guiding to really enhance your experience. After your safari adventure you’ll fly to an exotic island off Madagascar, for a truly off-grid beach escape. Spend your days sinking into serenity on the talcum-soft sand and exploring this breath-taking island and the surrounds.
Game Drives in the South Luangwa
Game drives are the most common way of exploring the African bush. A vehicle allows you to cover distance quickly and comfortably and offers visitors the best opportunity of getting very close to wildlife in a safe and controlled way.
If you get the opportunity to head out after sunset you should take it. The bush transforms under the cover of darkness as the nocturnal wildlife gets going. Using a spotlight your guide will scan the bush for eye-shine picking out some great action.