Mfuwe Lodge sits inside South Luangwa National Park in an area with prolific game, and its location close to the main gate makes it very convenient. The lodge overlooks a lagoon which attracts resident animals throughout the year. They have a few resident hippos and during our trip, we saw an elephant balance up on its hind legs to feed from the tall tree.
Mfuwe Lodge has a thatched mess area which is home to the iconic photographs of the elephant walk right through it! The main area is open plan – the lounge areas, curio shop, restaurant, pool and verandas are all in the same space. The library is further aside but offers indoor and outdoor seating and a connection of WiFi which most camps in the South Luangwa do not have. The main open deck is spacious and with a mixture of outdoor seating, tables, sofas and deck chairs, there are plenty of special places to sit and enjoy the resident wildlife.
The Bush Spa
They have a bush spa which is located by the car park of the main area. The spa overlooks the waterhole so you will feel entirely at one with nature whilst getting your treatment. Other camps in the park are allowed to come and use the bush spa but as it is on the doorstep of Mfuwe Lodge, guests staying here often get first choice of timings and treatments!
Mfuwe Lodge is built up of 18 thatched chalets, each individually placed along the two lagoons. The chalets all feature well-appointed en-suite bathrooms with panoramic walk-in showers, comfortable beds, and sheltered private verandas for guests to sit back and watch the wildlife in the lagoons from the hanging ‘egg chairs’.
Game viewing around Mfuwe Lodge in South Luangwa National Park is very good indeed. The main activity is game drives (both day and night) and this is done on a shared basis with the camps local vehicles and knowledgeable guides. Walking safaris can be arranged on request, but the majority of sightings from this camp are seen from the vehicles.
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