This lodge in South Luangwa National Park has been lovingly restored to its former glory. It was built in the 1970s to accommodate the then President of Zambia but fell into disrepair in the 1990s. It has been redeveloped in a way that keeps the lodge's heritage whilst improving the facilities.
Mushroom Lodge has highly trained staff on hand to ensure all your needs are taken care of. There is a swimming pool overlooking the lagoon, a communal 'nsaka' (open air lounge area) and a massage spa. Mushroom Lodge is justly proud of its beautiful large verandah overlooking a natural lagoon where Zambian wildlife come to drink.
Quality meals are served at Mushroom Lodge. Alternatively private meals and drinks can be arranged. The fully-stocked bar offers a variety of drinks for even the most discerning.
Mushroom Lodge is a child-friendly establishment, with linked chalets for families. Children over the age of six are welcome at Mushroom Lodge. Baby sitters and special meals are available.
Mushroom Lodge offers comfortable, rustic but modern accommodation in 12 double secluded thatched chalets set under Ebony trees along the Mfuwe Lagoon. They are named after the six chiefs of the area – Nsefu, Mhkanya, Jumbe, Malama, Msoro and Kakumbi – making Mushroom Lodge a uniquely Zambian facility.
The chalets are well ventilated with large windows and high ceilings, and decorated to create a rich African feel. Each chalet has an en suite bathroom and indoor shower with a full range of amenities, separate toilet and an outside shower for complete comfort. Wireless internet is provided. Choose from twin or double bed options. Enjoy your own lounge area and private patio overlooking the lagoon, allowing for safe close-up viewing of birds and wildlife.
Presidential House was the holiday home of Dr Kenneth Kaunda, the first President of Zambia. It is currently undergoing renovations but on completion guests can enjoy this luxurious accommodation with five bedrooms. It makes an ideal getaway for families and groups of up to ten.
Mushroom Lodge Lusaka office:
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Rates and inclusions
Mushroom Lodge guides are professional and able to share their rich knowledge of the surrounding birds, fauna and flora, together with the history and cultures of the area. Mushroom Lodge takes a flexible approach in organising its activities. The team aims to meet guests' specific needs and will work hard to ensure this Zambian safari experience is unique and just for you.
Games drives are offered twice daily, the first being at 6am, and the second at 4pm. where one can take in spectacular sunsets, then observe the nightlife of the nocturnal game that prowl the area. Guides are qualified and professional and will gladly share their knowledge whilst introducing you to the wonders of South Luangwa's prolific wildlife tapestry in its grand and complex natural setting.
Airport transfers to and from Mfuwe International Airport are available, where Mushroom Lodge's experienced guides will ensure that you are warmly welcomed.
The day at Mushroom Lodge usually comprises of the following:
Facilities you can enjoy during the day
Weddings at Mushroom Lodge
If you want to get away from it all and celebrate an intimate wedding under an ancient bush willow tree on the banks of the Luangwa River then you have found the perfect venue. Wedding packages include:
Additional services like flower arrangements and a priest can be arranged for you on request.
Honeymoons at Mushroom Lodge
Mushroom Lodge is a romantic getaway destination. There is a broad range of special packages for corporate groups and team building events available from Mushroom Lodge. Talk to the team to discuss your specific needs. Team building options include: