You see more wildlife from the deck of this lodge than I have seen on game drives at other camps in Africa
mindym0066 40 yrs, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom, Read 5 reviews »
South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
- Award-winning safari lodge set in the most prolific game area of the South Luangwa
- In November the local elephants regularly wander right through the lobby
- Mfuwe Lodge also offers you the chance to relax at its Bush-Spa
Facilities includeSwimming Pool Spa Bar / Lounge Laundry
- Bush spa
- Game drives
- Night drives
- Walking safaris
- Visits to local schools and villages
Seasons in Zambia
About Mfuwe Lodge
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, hippos, buffalo, antelope, and 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 mementos of your time in Zambia at our curio shop.
Scattered along two lagoons' shady banks lie 18 thatched chalets from which you can enjoy your own private piece of Africa. Secluded covered verandas look out over wallowing hippo and thirsty game in the lagoons, while the comfortable sitting rooms and en-suite bathrooms with panoramic walk-in showers are the perfect place to wind down.
The game-viewing potential at Mfuwe Lodge and the surrounding area is second-to-none. 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 the 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.
Mfuwe Lodge is located just inside the South Luangwa National Park, 45 minutes' drive from Mfuwe
How to get there
Fly approximately 4 hours from Livingstone to Lusaka, after a short stopover in Lusaka, jump on a 1hour 10min flight to Mfuwe International Airport. The lodge is a 45 minute dive away, along mostly tar roads.
When to go
Mfuwe Lodge is open all year round
Dry season: May - October - best time to see the thirsty animals frequenting the lagoon
Rainy season: November - April - superb bird watching
Hottest Months: October and November - hungry elephants stroll through the lodge
Most nationals can obtain their visa at the point of entry into Zambia. Current charges are $50 for tourists of most nationalities, including US, Canadian, British and most European countries. If you are not one of the above please ask about visas before booking.
All visitors should be medically insured. We recommend that visitors to Zambia take malaria prophylactics. Tetanus, polio, typhoid and the hepatitis vaccinations are recommended. It is advisable to know your blood group type in case of an emergency. Please do ask for up to date health advice in your home country
We highly recommend full Trip Cancellation Insurance - we do need to charge cancellation fees as stipulated. Robin Pope Safaris bears no responsibility for any delays, cancellation of flights or change of itinerary and retains the right to alter or cancel an activity with just reason.
Confirmation to 91 days 20% of accommodation only, then full invoice (excluding park fees) 90 - 61 days 25%, 60 - 31 days 50%, 30 - 0 days 100%. Cancellation fees will be applied and so we highly recommend that you ensure full "Trip Cancellation Insurance" is bought at time of confirmation.
Please be sensitive when photographing local people and their villages. Ask the guide or the villagers first. Be careful when photographing public buildings and persons in uniform - again, ask first.
Travelling with children
3 Family Rooms
Children of all ages welcome
Children must be over the age of 12 for walking safaris
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