Larger than most camps in the area Mfuwe has 18 rooms plus the Directors house which is a 2-roomed unit with it’s own private garden and pool. Each of the standard rooms is set overlooking one of 2 lagoons. Its position could not be more central, set about a kilometre inside the Park in the main Mfuwe area. There are advantages and disadvantages to it’s location – in my opinion there are few places in Africa that can surpass this immediate area in terms of game-viewing.
The South Luangwa offers exceptional game-viewing in all areas but this central part where animals enjoy the protection offered by a constant presence of tourists, is unbeatable. However this “tourist traffic”, that is so good for the game, can often get you down because it is the animals rather than other people that you are here to see, this area can become quite busy in the peak months of July, August and September but for tripping over game on your doorstep – look no further.
Mfuwe Lodge has undergone a number of up-grades and re-furbs in recent years, always trying to stay ahead of the curve. It has more of a hotel type feel than any other camp in the area but it is very well run and the standards do not suffer on account of it’s size. As a staging post at the start of a journey that takes you on to some of the more remote bush-camps of the South Luangwa this camp works very well. The company operates 6 such remote bush-camps in the Southern area of the National Park so it is very easy to combine Mfuwe Lodge with several of these.
The Lodge is open year round and children are welcome. There is a well appointed spa overlooking one of the lagoons so treatments or just a bit of pampering between game-viewing activities is always a possibility.