• Rate From: $340 pp
  • Accommodation Type : Lodge
  • Area : South Luangwa Park
  • Months of Operation : All year round
  • Number of Rooms : 12
  • We offer : Accommodation & Activites

Mushroom Lodge

The Mushroom Presidential House, a unique site on the Mfuwe Lagoon inside the South Luangwa Park, was originally built in the early seventies to accommodate the Head of State and his VIP guests.

Mushroom House was left abandoned until in the 1990’s and only a few years ago was redeveloped as a tourist lodge.

Mushroom House became ‘home away from home’ for the then president, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, and with the late Norman Carr, (one of the original founders of the Park) was involved in the original siting for the House.

During his tenure as president of Zambia, Dr. Kaunda spent as much time as he could at Mushroom House, ‘it was a very good place for rest and reflection’.

Mushroom Lodge is situated in a shade of Ebony trees on the banks of the Mfuwe Lagoon, in the heart of the South Luangwa National Park. The South Luangwa Park is one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, and not without reason. The concentration of game around the Luangwa River and its ox bow lagoons is among the most intense in Africa and affords fantastic game viewing opportunities.


Each chalet is well ventilated with large windows and high ceilings and decorated to create a rich African feel, and suite features include en-suite bathroom and indoor shower with a full range of amenities, separate toilet and an outside shower for complete comfort. A separate Lounge and private patio overlooking the Lagoon allows for close-up and safe viewing of birds and wildlife that frequently visit the lagoon.

Mushroom Lodge is a child-friendly establishment, and also offers interleading chalets for families.

Room Facilities Include:

  • Queen size beds or single bed options
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Hairdryers
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities
  • Bath Consumables (Amenities)
  • Mini Bar
  • In-Room Safes
  • Private Patio
  • Fans
  • Luggage Rack

About the company

The Lodge has recently been taken over with new management and the chalets have been completely refurbished, taking full advantage of the spectacular location on the lagoon.

We offer all inclusive safari holidays with excellent guides providing game drives, walking safaris and night drives throughout the park.



  • Game Drives
  • Bird-Watching Safaris or Walks
  • Bush Walks
  • Tours to Mfuwe and Surrounding Villlages
  • All Day Game Drives


  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Dining Area overlooking lagoon
  • Massages
  • Baby Sitting


  • Acommodation
  • Game Activities
  • Airport Transfers
  • Meals
  • Local Drinks and House Wines
  • Laundry
  • Service Charge, Taxes


  • Visas
  • Airport Taxes
  • Flights
  • Imported Beers
  • Spirits
  • National Park Entry Fees


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