South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Mfuwe Lodge

The lodge where elephants visit

A lodge nestled by the lagoons of South Luangwa National Park

Set around two lagoons and shaded by a canopy of ebony and mahogany trees is where you’ll find South Luangwa National Park‘s award-winning Mfuwe Lodge.The open plan reception, lounge, dining, and bar areas of the lodge overlook the two lagoons, with the wallowing hippo and thirsty wildlife sure to keep you entertained.

There are 18 accommodations available, including two suites and three family rooms, styled as thatched air-conditioned chalets. Inside, each chalet has a comfortable sitting room, with the suites featuring an additional seating area upstairs, and the family rooms supplying ample space for two children.

This region of the park is renowned for its prolific game, and giraffe, buffalo, antelope, and crocodile also being regular visitors to Mfuwe Lodge’s lagoon. Walking safaris can be arranged on request, but the majority of outings are game drives. Each year at Mfuwe Lodge, whole families of elephants visit between late October and mid-December to indulge on the fallen fruits from the large mango tree in the lodge grounds, a sight that is wonderful to behold.

Activities also include spending some time with the local Mfuwe community and discovering the true meaning of relaxation at Mfuwe Lodge’s Bush Spa. As the sun sinks below the horizon, there is nothing better than finding a spectacular spot in the heart of the bush for a refreshing drink.


18 chalets available

2 suites

3 family suites

Communal lounge

Communal pool


Walking safaris

Game drives


Elephants stroll through the lodge at a certain time of year

Abundance of wildlife

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Lower Zambezi

Time and Tide Chongwe River Camp
This camp sits in a stunning location, on the confluence of the main Zambezi and Chongwe Rivers, offering a rustic but comfortable option for those that want to experience Africa in a similar pioneering style as the courageous explorer Dr David Livingstone, 150 years ago. We recommend Chongwe Camp for travelers wanting to encounter one of Africa’s remotest areas, and the animals of the relatively undiscovered wilderness that is the Lower Zambezi. Chongwe River Camp is the sister to the Chongwe River House, and offers a more informal and adventurous experience that allows guests to get closer to Zambia’s wild and pristine tranquility. Each of the eight river facing tents is secluded in the shade of a large grove of old Winterthorn trees, ensuring the tents stay cool in the heat of the midday sun. The camp also gives you uninterrupted views of the river and the wildlife that comes there to drink or cool down. A range of guided activities can be tailored to meet specific interests to ensure your time here is truly memorable. Also part of the camp are the Chongwe suites which offer sublime luxury and service against a beautifully wild setting. Nestled under ancient winterthorn trees at the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers are the Cassia suite (one bedroom) and the Albida suite (two bedrooms). The suites are perfect for honeymooners or families and friends travelling together. Both have butler service, plunge pools overlooking the river and private dining options. Also included are private game viewing activities.