Part of the well known Bush Camp Company, Mfuwe Lodge is the perfect place to enjoy excellent game viewing and recharge your batteries, or to start and finish your journey to their more remote bushcamps. 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.
Thanks to a thorough refurbishment in 2010 the airy interior of the lodge is an exquisite complement to its natural surroundings. The food is excellent and is served in their open air dining room – or out on the deck, allowing you to game watch and enjoy your surrounds whilst enjoying your meal. Just watch the cheeky monkey’s who will try every trick to help themselves to a bread roll!
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. 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. They also have a fantastic Bush-Spa offering a wide range of treatments.
Location: Overlooking two lagoons in the game-rich, Mfuwe area of the South Luangwa National Park (45 minutes from Mfuwe International Airport)
Number Rooms: 18 thatched chalets including 2 suites, 3 family rooms, 3 double and 10 twin rooms
Room Features: Each chalet has its own private deck, en-suite shower, twin wash basins and toilet, international power sockets, personal safe, mosquito nets and fans (no air conditioners)
• The suites have en-suite bath and showers with a sitting area upstairs
• Family chalets have a king size double bed upstairs with a small “day bed” in the sitting area
• Double chalets have a king size double bed with a sitting area, en-suite shower, twin wash basins and toilet
• Twin chalets have two queen size beds with a sitting area, en-suite shower, twin wash basins and toilet
Additional Camp Facilities: Swimming pool, Library, Bush spa, curio shop
Power Source: Mains Electricity
Activities: Game Drives, Night Drives, Walking Safaris, cultural village and school visits
Child Policy: Families with children are welcome, however, only children over 12 are allowed to do walking safaris
Season: open all year