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Just five minutes’ drive from the main gate, this award-winning lodge lies inside South Luangwa National Park, beneath a canopy of ebony and mahogany trees. Its thatched buildings are ranged around two lagoons.

Mfuwe's airy interior complements the natural surroundings, and its allure is instantly obvious. Here you can lounge on the open deck or take a dip in the swimming pool while an endless stream of wildlife keeps you enthralled. Scattered along the shady banks, 18 thatched chalets offer comfortable sitting rooms with African-themed décor, en suite bathrooms with panoramic walk-in showers, and secluded covered verandahs that look over the lagoons where wallowing hippo and thirsty game congregate. Other facilities include a so-called Bush-Spa and a curio shop.

This region of the park is famed for its prolific wildlife – giraffe, buffalo, antelope and crocodile are constant visitors to the lagoons, while in November elephants regularly wander through the lobby, lured by a nearby wild mango tree. Walking safaris can be arranged on request, but most outings are early morning or late afternoon wildlife drives, led by a team of experienced guides. These allow guests to explore as much of the prolific Luangwa Valley as possible, when the wildlife is at its most active.

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  • Available*: Jan-Dec * The dates shown are when the accommodation is generally available. Please enquire for specific availability.

Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

South Luangwa Wildlife Art Safari

Hosted by award-winning sculptor Nick Mackman, this seven-night safari in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park promises to inspire a new appreciation of wildlife in you whilst developing your artistic skills in one of Africa’s finest wildlife locations, with a host of mammals and birds to admire.

  • When to go: Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,895 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
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South Luangwa National Park

Comprising some 9,050 square kilometres of unspoilt African wilderness, South Luangwa is undoubtedly the jewel of Zambia’s national parks and a magnet to outstanding wildlife, particularly leopard. Its eastern boundary is the meandering Luangwa River whose regular changes in course leave scenic oxbow lagoons.

  • Where: Eastern Province
  • Ideal for viewing: leopard, Cookson’s wildebeest, Thornicroft’s giraffe, Crawshay’s zebra, African elephant
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Wildlife photography, Wildlife Art Safaris, Vehicle safaris, Walking with wildlife