Mfuwe Lodge is situated beside an oxbow lagoon in the wildlife haven of South Luangwa National Park. There is an open plan central lodge and 18 chalets which make up the buildings. The central lodge has a reception as well as expansive lounge, dining and bar areas. Guests congregate here during the day to enjoy an ice-cold drink on the wooden deck and spot wildlife at the oxbow lagoon below. Elephant, hippopotamus, plains game and the sly crocodile are all regularly seen.
You can cool off in the swimming pool. Each room opens out onto one of the lagoons with a private deck that is just perfect for watching wild animals pass you by in privacy and seclusion. You can open up the bathroom to the outdoors, so you can enjoy a bath under the stars.
Five of the chalets are more luxurious and spacious with an elevated sleeping area and a larger lounge.
Of course you can go on morning and afternoon game drives and experience a walking safari. Mfuwe is located on the elephants’ traditional path to some wild mango trees, so, in season, these massive beasts wander through reception and the camp at least twice a day.
This National Park, as the name suggests, is the southernmost of the country’s parks, lying in the valley of the Luangwa River. Covered in woodlands and savannahs, the park is most famous for its predators, as well as giraffe, hippo and zebra.