Mfuwe Lodge, overlooks a beautiful oxbow lagoon in the South Luangwa National Park. The lodge is 3 kilometres from the main gate of the Park.
Accommodation is in 18 thatched chalets, designed to allow for one third of the perimeter of each unit to be opened-up, allowing for exceptional views. Chalets are on 24 mains power, and are equipped with ceiling fan, fridge, tea/ coffee making facilities, and mosquito nets. The en suite bathrooms have sunken baths, shower, separate toilet, and double vanities.
In addition, each chalet has a private deck overlooking a lagoon that attracts abundant wildlife day and night. As water in the surrounding area dries out then animals including hippo, elephant, buffalo, leopard and lion make their way to the lagoons to drink.
Five of the Chalets are suites, with an elevated sleeping area, to allow space for a double bed, and a lounge area.
The main lodge area is open plan, and incorporates reception, lounge, dining and bar areas, under a thatch roof supported by palm poles and dominated by two impressive chimneys at opposite ends. It opens onto a broad timber deck that cantilevers dramatically over the main lagoon. Elephant, hippopotamus, many antelope species and crocodiles are plentiful in this area, and can often be spotted from the deck.
This deck area also accommodates the swimming pool, which is a popular place to relax, in between game activities. You can also browse in the library, with a collection of works dedicated to nature conservation and related issues, African Culture, tradition and history.
Meals are served in a variety of settings that are only limited by the imagination. You might enjoy brunch in the bush following an early morning game drive or a delicious dinner eaten by candlelight under the African stars while listening to lions coughing in the distance. Dinner is sometimes served by lamplight on the poolside deck overlooking the lagoon.
The lodge also has an open Boma for dinners under starlit skies, followed by conversations around the campfire.
Activities include day and night game drives, with guests enjoying regular sightings of lion and leopard. For the more adventurous, there are also guided bush walks, and some exceptional birding to be enjoyed.
Mfuwe Lodge is one of the few places in the South Luangwa National Park that stays open during the Green Season (November to March/ April). During this time the landscape in the valley changes into a lush green environment that attracts wild dogs as well as numerous migratory bird species.