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Photo: Patrick Bentley
Mfuwe Lodge is an award winning safari lodge overlooking 2 lagoons in the game-rich, Mfuwe area of the South Luangwa National Park. Giraffe, buffalo, antelope, and crocodile are constant visitors to these lagoons.
Beneath a canopy of ebony and mahogany trees, 18 thatched en suite chalets have secluded covered verandas with views of wallowing hippo and thirsty game.
Each year at Mfuwe Lodge some very special guests arrive - "Wonky Tusk", as she has become affectionately known, and her family have been regular guests at the lodge for a number of years, visiting every October and November to feast on the fallen fruits from the large “Wild Mango” tree in the lodge grounds.
The fact that a large safari lodge is built around this delicious food store is of no concern to her…..after all, why walk the extra few metres to go around, when there are some nice steps and a tiled reception lobby to saunter through each day?
In October 2009 a new arrival to the herd - Lord Wellington - was born on the Lodge grounds and at 2 days old was introduced to the reception and the steps - now he is an expert at clambering up and through reception area. Wonky Tusk's family’s annual dining habits have been the focus of many a photograph, video, newsworthy article, and even a children’s book.
Game drives are led by an experienced team of guides, setting out at first light, and then again in the late afternoon when the wildlife is at its most active. After sundowners, spotlights are used to search for nocturnal creatures.
Other activities include birdwatching, guided walking safaris (upon request), and cultural visits to the local village, school and textiles/handicraft market.
Relax at its bush-spa, or buy a few momentos of your visit to Zambia at the curio shop.
Families with children are welcome however, only children over 12 are permitted on walking safaris.
Head office (Sydney):
Level 2, 11 York Street, Sydney, NSW, 2065
+61 2 9877 6789
Off Ggaba Road,
Kansanga-Nabutiti, Plot 256
3 Derry Road
+27 83 334 8572