Mfuwe Lodge

The Iconic Resort where Wild ELephants visit the Reception

Mfuwe Lodge is the most prominent resort in the Mfuwe sector of the South Luangwa National Park. And if you’re interested in nature, you’ve come to the correct location. Where else can you relax in the lobby and watch a small herd of elephants march by you on the tile floors on their way to the Wild Mango tree on the resort grounds? Your family and acquaintances will be amazed at how close you were to these wonderful creatures on their way to a snack of fallen fruit. This multiple-award winning property is owned by Bushcamp company.


Wildlife seen around Mfuwe Lodge

This part of the park is known for abundance of wildlife, and the lagoons at Mfuwe Lodge always gets visited by giraffes, hippos, buffalo, antelope, and crocodiles. Elephants from the area often walk right through the hallway in November lured by a nearby wild mango tree. There is a well-photographed lions pride in this area. If you are into birding, you’ll have hours of fun viewing the numerous bird populations that call this area home.


Mfuwe Lodge is located inside South Luangwa National Park and a few minutes drive from the main gate of the park. So you do not waste any time entering and exiting the park for the game drives. From Mfuwe airport (connected by daily flights and by road to the capital city of Lusaka) a 45 minutes drive takes you to the resort, and the airport transfers are included in our package. The lodge overlooks a lagoon that attracts resident wildlife all year.


The open-plan lobby, lounge, dining, and bar facilities overlook two lagoons, with wallowing hippo and thirsty fauna keeping you entertained.


There are 18 air-conditioned thatched chalets on wooden decks, including two suites, three family rooms, three double rooms, and ten twin rooms. Each chalet has an en-suite shower, twin basins and WC, as well as a nice sitting space. The imperial king or twin beds and en-suite bathrooms in the suites give an added level of luxury to these sumptuous accommodations. The lovely wood and textile decor of the lodge’s interiors pays respect to the majesty of the natural world outside, set beneath a canopy of ebony and mahogany trees.

Food and Dining

When it comes time to eat, you’ll be treated to delectable culinary delights such as a wonderful bush breakfast served in a leafy glade overlooking the water. Mfuwe lodge awakens all of your senses for an incredible African experience.


And last but not the least, relax and savor the memories you made while sipping a sundowner by the river in between the afternoon and the night game drives.

Activities and Facilities

Visit the Mfuwe Lodge’s BushSpa for a Zambian reflexology foot massage or a wonderful herbal Jacuzzi soak while enjoying panoramic views of the wildlife-rich lagoon and a refreshing herbal beverage to revive your mind and soothe your body. Morning, afternoon and night game drives are the main activities here. The game drives are usually done as shared activities, however private game drives can be arranged with additional cost. Walking safari are arranged on request. This is a busy area of South Luangwa as many other camps located outside the gate organize their safaris around this area.

The library and photographic studio named The Phil Berry Centre, is an added attraction in the resort.

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The Phil Berry Centre

A unique Library and Photographic Studio is available in the Mfuwe Lodge. Our guests are welcome to make use of both indoor rooms or the decks outside to catch up on some reading, chat with the outside world, or work on some photography in peace and quiet.

The facilities also suit a variety of activities, including meetings, seminars, workshops and festivities. The rooms can be set up in a variety of ways depending on the demands of the guests or events using the black-out curtains, the second observation deck, or the sliding doors that go out onto the vast deck.

If you are interested in reserving the Phil Berry Centre for a unique event, please get in touch with Safari Acacia team.

Mfuwe Lodge, More Information

  • There are 6 other remote Bushcamps in the southern sector of the park. They are Kuyenda, Chamilandu, Chindeni, Bilimungwe, Kapamba, Zungulila. All located in picturesque settings to suit every guest’s expectation and style.
  • Wifi is available in the main area of Mfuwe lodge, but in none of the other bushcamps.
  • Please inform us about your dietary requirement, if any.
  • Carry your regular medicines, if any. Please buy adequate travel insurance for evacuation in case of medical emergency.
  • In Zambia, both US dollars and the local currency, the Kwacha, are accepted. At the airports in Lusaka and Mfuwe, you can exchange dollars, pounds sterling, and euros. You can also withdraw Zambian Kwacha from the ATMs located there. The resort accepts MasterCard and Visa for payment, however we strongly suggest that you bring extra cash for your trip. It is currently not possible to purchase Kwacha outside of Zambia.
  • The walking safari originated in South Luangwa, where Norman Carr pioneered it in the 1960s. Today, we have some of the best local guides on the continent, and we’re glad to state that nobody does it better. The only way to grasp the wilderness is to walk out on your own two feet, and it’s the best zoology education you’ll ever have.
  • Your guide and an armed Zambian Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) national park escort scout must walk with you. They will instruct you on how to react when approaching some large wild animals. Your group will also have a tea-porter and at a suitable spot, appropriate drinks will be served.
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