Reviews of Mfuwe Lodge
Wildlife sightings and reviews
11 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Mfuwe Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Mfuwe Lodge review"
The staff were great and we had a good laugh with them especially Abraham who seemed to have a similar sense of humour to myself. Ian, the manager and I share a love of football and he kept me up to date with Coventry City's results and also emailed me photos showing Mal and myself, George, the elephant, having a kip every day under the tree in the lodge but unfortunately there wasn't enough fruit dropping for the whole herd to march through reception as they usually do at this time of the year. I must also say thank you to Amy for filling in and emailing the locator form to the British Government, although they are that incompetent we were never asked for it at Heathrow.
Food was great but far too much for me but it helped that often it was a buffet which meant that I could have smaller portions.
Game viewing was really enjoyable with Alec and Charles doing their best to find us interesting sightings. We saw lions, hyenas wild dogs and two Leopards. We also saw all 3 endemic species, Crawshaw's Zebra, Cookson's Wildebeeste and the Thornicroft Giraffe. We also saw a Bushy Tailed Mongoose for the first time. All in all a brilliant time." See all these reviews: 20n in Zambia
Room was certainly up to scratch. Excellent facilities. A pity the lagoon had dried out but I was endlessly entertaind by the baboons as I sat on the deck. The trees beyond captured the light beautifully..
The Manager kindly offered to sit with me for meals as I was alone but I'm used to that so released him from that duty. I appreciated the table they had prepared for me for luncch - prime position. However, he was very attentive during afternoon tea and drinks at the bar.
After Nsefu, food was inevitably a disappointment.though needless to say, I enjoyed breakfast. They cater for groups and the food reflected that.
Nevertheless, it served it's purpose. A good night and another experience." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia
"Visit of a lifetime"
My room was a two story (sort of a tree house) overlooking a stream. The crocodile (the name of the room) has a loft, balcony, two toilets, four sinks, a tube and shower, as well as a porch. I counted as many as 13 elephants in my back yard at one time." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
"Mfuwe Lodge review"
"Mfuwe Lodge was a pleasant surprise"
We were met at the airport and taken for a surprise bush brunch in a great location on the way to the lodge. After our meeting in Mfuwe we went on a game drive where we saw 14 wild dog giving a hard time to a hyena. we saw a lot of other game to and had a good guide. Our breakfast was interrupted the next morning to enable us to see the 14 dogs on a hunt again.
The service and food were very good with all the staff being very friendly. The room was quite luxurious compared to the bush camps we normally stay at.
The lodges location near the park entrance means it is in a busy area of the park but we really enjoyed our stay." See all these reviews: 21n in Zambia
"Overnight at Mfuwe Lodge"
Mfuwe Lodge fitted the bill exactly - we had a very nice dinner followed by an early night and a game drive next morning before departing for Zungulila after brunch." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
"Good place to have our first night"
We enjoyed the informal dining with our guide and manager Ollie, and had a very good first game drive with 12 lions. All the staff were very welcoming and interested in their guests. When we passed through on our last day, we were welcomed back like old friends." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
"Excellent location within the park"
The game viewing was excellent - with a couple of great lion sightings on the night drives. Being inside the park, we were able to stay out longer, and it was on the extended night drives that we saw the lion. Again, the guiding could not be faulted and the drives were tailored to our interests.
The lodge did feel a bit regimented, particularly at mealtimes, and felt a bit like a canteen rather than an intimate lodge. Having said that, the food was very good." See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia
"great game at mfuwe lodge"
ideal place to stay at the start or finish of a bushcamp safari" See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
"Mfuwe Lodge review"
After staying at the bush camps, felt a little impersonal and regimented." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
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