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Mfuwe Lodge

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
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A Zambia safari lodge built around two lagoons where an endless stream of wildlife are constant visitors. Mfuwe Lodge in the South Luangwa National Park offers 18 luxury thatched chalets scattered along the shady lagoon banks. Enjoy walking safaris, game drives, lounging on the open deck or taking a dip in the pool. The lodge also offers you the chance to relax at its bush spa. This is an award winning safari lodge set in the most prolific game area of the South Luangwa.

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With 18 thatched chalets (2 suites, 3 family rooms, 3 doubles and 10 twin rooms), Mfuwe Lodge offers quality and private accommodation. Secluded covered verandas provide amazing game viewing opportunities to look out over hippo and thirsty game in the lagoons.

All chalets at the award winning Mfuwe Lodge are equipped with en-suite showers, twin wash basins and toilet, international power sockets, toiletries (soap, shampoo, conditioner, skin moisturiser), hair dryers, personal safes, mosquito nets and air conditioners. Chalets also have their own private decks.

Mfuwe Lodge is 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. Thanks to a thorough refurbishment in 2010 the airy interior of the lodge is an exquisite complement to its natural surroundings. This region of the park is well-known 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.

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 momentos of your time in Zambia at their curio shop.

Lodge facilities

  • Well-equipped outdoor gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Library with a private deck
  • Curio shop
  • WiFi (in library only)
  • Laundry service
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Mfuwe Lodge offers exciting safaris including game drives, guided walks (minimum 2 people), night drives, and local village, school and textile company visits. Game drives and walks are conducted by an experienced and knowledgeable team of guides. Guests set off at first light or in the late afternoon when the wildlife is most active.

Being one of Africa's most unspoilt and remote national parks, the South Luangwa National Park offers you the opportunity of viewing a wide selection of wildlife including elephants, baboons, vervet monkeys, antelopes, zebras, buffaloes, impalas, waterbucks and bushbucks, Thornicroft's giraffes, wildebeests, as well as wild dogs.

Bird watching is also superb in this area. Knowledgeable and friendly guides will share their love of the wildlife and local areas. On night drives, chances are high that you will see lions on the hunt and leopards (the density of leopards here is among the highest in the world). And even rarely seen nocturnal animals like the honey badger, porcupine and civet, are often seen by spotlight.

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Set on a secluded deck next to a lagoon that sees permanent heavy hippo traffic and a wide diversity of other animals, Mfuwe Lodge's bush spa creates a sanctuary of pure simplicity for those seeking tranquillity and rejuvenation of mind, body and soul. It offers a contemporary range of eastern and western treatments.

From the spa's private deck, with its views over a wildlife-rich lagoon, you can continue your game-viewing in style as you sink into a heavenly herbal jacuzzi or enjoy a Zambian reflexology foot massage. Indulge each of your senses at the bush spa with its classic design, sounds of the surrounding bush, a refreshing herbal drink, exotic aromas and, most importantly, the skilled hands of their highly trained local therapists.

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