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Mfuwe Lodge

From: $420.00

Mfuwe Lodge is situated inside South Luangwa National Park boundaries and idyllically set on the banks of the Luangwa River. The lodge offers quality accommodation with excellent game viewing. Elephants, Hippo, Lion and many more species wander through the grounds on a daily basis.


Mfuwe Lodge

South Luangwa National Park

Mfuwe Lodge is one of the most beautiful lodges we have been to in Africa. You are warmly greeted with an ice cold drink when you arrive before you begin to explore why this lodge has such a famous reputation. Walk out onto the deck and look down onto the river. Baboon, elephant, bushbuck and may other species calmly wander past. The main area is set under a huge thatch roof and alfresco dining is offered each evening.

Mfuwe Lodge is the gateway to her 6 incredible bush camps. We would recommend you spend at least two nights here before exploring some of the  bush camps. Morning and evening drives as well as guided walks are the highlights and are usually very rewarding game viewing. A gym and swimming pool is also on site if you feel like more adrenaline between game drives.

Walking safaris were first introduced in this park many years ago by Norman Carr who came to the Valley as an Elephant Control Officer of the British government in the 1930’s.

The rooms at Mfuwe Lodge are set out in lush grounds which attracts hippo, baboon and elephants. The famous mango trees attract Wonky Tusk and her herd that walk through the lodge each year. A swimming pool and deck overlook the river.

Mfuwe Lodge is our #5 family safari lodge in Zambia.

Read our Country Information on advice for travel to Zambia. Read our blog on why you should visit South Luangwa – you’ll be packing your bags very soon!

As there are several bush camps to choose from and it’s an excellent idea to spend at least 2 nights at each have a look at Kuyenda, Zungulila, Kapamba, Chindeni, Chamilandu or Bilimungwe.

Mix your safari up, our experts also recommend Kafunta River Lodge.

If you would like to learn more about this magnificent park for your safari to Africa, donate or get involved, then read up about Conservation South Luangwa.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly into Lusaka with Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways, Kenya Airways or Air Namibia. On arrival you can be met and escorted to your domestic flight to Mfuwe International Airport. (Meet and greet is an additional charge).

On arrival at Mfuwe you will be met by your guide who will drive you to the lodge.

For assistance with flights and transfers, get in touch with us, we’ll ensure your safari plans are seamless.


Includes / Excludes


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Laundry
  • Mfuwe Airport road transfers
  • Government VAT
  • Inter-camp transfers


  • Government levies
  • Park Fees
  • Luangwa Community & Conservation Fund
  • Zambia Carnivore Programme
  • Bottled wines and bar drinks
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Domestic flights

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