Mfuwe Lodge, The Bushcamp Company
Mfuwe Lodge is situated in the South Luangwa National Park, which is towards the north-eastern border of Zambia. This lodge, fully refurbished and upgraded in 2010, is tucked among huge ebony and fig trees on the banks of a tranquil oxbow lagoon. The open plan reception, lounge, dining and bar areas, are under a very high, open sided thatch roof, supported by palm poles, with fireplaces and impressive stone chimneys at opposite ends. This area has a warm, welcoming atmosphere and is furnished in a variety of African styles. There is a secluded library, with its own viewing deck and another huge deck around the swimming pool, which extends over the lagoon.
The 18 large, thatched chalets are privately set apart from each other, along the water’s edge, with private viewing decks. Beds are surrounded by a curtain of mosquito netting, soft lighting and light.airy furnishings. Louver doors lead to the en-suite bathrooms, with double vanities, showers and separate WC.
As the meandering Luangwa River forms oxbow lagoons all along the Luangwa Valley, the concentrations of wildlife become more intense, allowing for excellent game viewing. You can explore this region on day and night game drives with highly qualified guides. Bird watching and walking safaris are also highlights of this area.
Mfuwe Lodge is part of The Bushcamp Company, which operates Mfuwe Lodge and six Bushcamps, all located within South Luangwa National Park. The company was founded in the early 2000s when Andy Hogg and Andrea Bizzaro combined their separate holdings and formed a partnership. Starting with the Lodge and two Bushcamps, they added Bushcamps over the years. Andrea moved back to Malawi a few years ago, but Andy remains Managing Director.