Mfuwe Lodge: The Lowdown

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Mfuwe Lodge, near the main gate of the South Luangwa National Park, is certainly one of the larger lodges we use in Zambia. However, you’re rewarded with an excellent area for game viewing, and a degree of luxury that’s rare in the smaller bush camps.

What’s Mfuwe Lodge really like?

Probably the best way to describe Mfuwe Lodge is a small, comfortable, hotel in the middle of South Luangwa National Park. However, with the occasional lion snoozing on the doorstep and ellies parading through reception each November, it’s certainly no average hotel. The style is chic, but rustic, there’s an infinity pool and Mfuwe Lodge even has a whisper of wifi (strictly limited to the library only). Aside from this, there’s also a bar and dining room in the main lodge, and separately a rather splendid spa. If you have not yet experienced Africology products, we would highly recommend giving them a try. Heading away from the main area, Mfuwe Lodge has 18 chalets, all en suite and with their own verandah looking out over the hippo pools or a small lagoon. 3 of these chalets are family chalets, with a double room upstairs and a second room downstairs, and two are honeymoon chalets, with have an upstairs sitting room and a rather glorious bath tub.

What can I do at Mfuwe Lodge? Game viewing in the area around the Mfuwe Lodge is one of the most rewarding in the South Luangwa. You are likely to share your wildlife sightings with other vehicles, as the Mfuwe Gate is main way in and out of the park, however game viewing on your shared day and night drives is often excellent. Being so close to the gate also leaves you well placed for visits to the local community, who live in the villages surrounding the park. You can also do walking safaris from Mfuwe Lodge, though this will often take place in conjunction with a game drive, rather than in the immediate area around the lodge.

Giving back at Mfwue Lodge… Support of the local community and conservation are tied inextricably together with the operations of Mfuwe Lodge’s owners. To give just a few examples- at the time of writing they have built 40 boreholes, feed over 2,000 pupils a day, plant around 500 trees a year and sponsor 350 school children

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