The open plan design has the comfort and relaxation of guests in mind but also emphasises that an African wilderness experience is a blend of colours, textures, sounds, aromas and sights. The central lodge provides a reception, lounge, dining and bar areas under a thatch roof. This cool and airy area then opens onto a broad timber deck that not only provides a viewing place for guests to watch the animals coming down to drink at the lagoon, but also accommodates the swimming pool. The lodge also has an open boma for dinners under starlit skies. Accommodation is provided in 18 open plan chalets, each with an en-suite bathroom. Each chalet is open to the surrounding views.
Activities from the lodge include day and night game drives, as well as walking safaris. Between October and December a family of elephants are known to make their way through the main area of the lodge to feast on the fallen fruits of the mango tree in the courtyard. Some lucky guests are able to witness this during their stay.
Af Mfuwe Lodge in South Luangwa, the elephant have a tendency to wander right through reception! It is a convenient shortcut for them, especially during wild mango season from October to December. This award-winning lodge is in the most prolific game area of the South Luangwa Valley, and as it is unfenced the animals come and go as they please. The lodge’s experienced team of guides leads daily game drives and bush walks, particularly at sunrise and sunset when the elephant and other animals are most active.