Mfuwe Lodge, South Luangwa, Zambia

Mfuwe Lodge

Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

Chamilandu Bushcamp £££££

  • Zambia
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Chamilandu Bush Camp nestles in splendid isolation overlooking both the Luangwa River and the rugged Nchindene range of hills bordering the valley. Accommodation comprises three grass and thatch chalets with comfortable beds, mosquito nets and en suite facilities. The camp is ideal for small groups seeking a heightened wilderness experience and the opportunity to explore this magnificent wildlife sanctuary on foot. Open to a 180-degree vista, Chamilandu is a small classic safari camp which is situated in a cool ebony grove high on the banks of the Luangwa River, with breath-taking river views across to the Chindeni Hills in the distance.

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Chinzombo £££££

  • Zambia
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Chinzombo is a luxurious camp with spacious living areas that melt into the exquisite surroundings of this beautiful site. Gigantic, ancient trees offer peace and tranquillity for those staying in any one of the six spacious villas, one of which is a suite with extra space for families or small groups. Each villa has its own private plunge pool, cooled sleeping areas, and massive bathroom with luxurious spa amenities. The camp is set within 60 acres of private land with Luangwa River frontage; the views from its riverside location which teems with wildlife, plus the private, direct access into one of the most game-rich areas of the National Park all combine to make this a truly special place.

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Zungulila Bushcamp £££££

  • Zambia
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Each of Zungulila’s shaded tents has its own private bamboo veranda with immense views over an impressive variety of wildlife, from thirsty elephants at the springs and flocks of birds on the river to prowling lion and large herds of buffalo on the grassy plains. With stylish interiors, en suite bathrooms, hot-and-cold running water, outdoor showers and sunken plunge-pools you can enjoy your creatures and your creature comforts in this classic tented bush camp.

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Tafika £££££

  • Zambia
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Owned and operated by John and Carol Coppinger, Tafika is a lovely friendly camp. It is situated just north of the Nsefu Sector and has sweeping views down the Luangwa River. The food here is very good, with much of it homegrown in the camp’s large vegetable gardens. Accommodation at Tafika is in four thatch chalets made from golden coloured grasses, each with an open-air bathroom. Activities include day and night game drives, walking in the park and, dependent on water levels, it may be possible to canoe across the river into the park. All guides are very knowledgeable, having spent at least seven years in the Luangwa Valley.

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Kapamba Camp £££££

  • Zambia
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Set in a remote corner in the southern region of the South Luangwa National Park, is Kapamba Bushcamp. Lying on the banks of the shallow, spring-fed Kapamba River in a peaceful, secluded area Kapamba is surrounded by some of the park’s richest wildlife with fabulous views over the watercourse. The camp has four spacious and comfortable river-facing open-fronted thatch and screed guest chalets. With en-suite bathrooms that include hot and cold running water, a double-size indulgent sunken stone bath and twin showers all perfectly positioned to enjoy river views chalets also include mosquito nets as well as a verandah.

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Kafunta River Lodge £££££

  • Zambia
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

This classic Zambian safari lodge, with and warm personal feel, overlooks the great floodplain of the Luangwa River and offers some superb game viewing and birdwatching from the comfort of camp. Accommodation consists of 10 private chalets built on raised wooden platforms with thatched roofs and charming African interiors. The main lounge, bar and dining area is built around a large mango tree and have impressive views across the game-rich flood plain. Beyond the plain is the Luangwa River and one of the best game viewing areas of the magical South Luangwa National Park.

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