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Mfuwe Lodge - 8 Days

Mfuwe Lodge, overlooks a beautiful oxbow lagoon in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park.It provides its guests with a special glimpse of Africa as it once was – untouched, unspoiled and unforgettable.

Accommodation is provided in 18 open-plan chalets, each with en-suite bathroom. One third of each chalet’s perimeter can be opened, to allow the guest to enjoy the views, the sounds, the scents and the mood of the African wilderness. Each chalet has a large private deck overlooking one of the lagoons. The bathrooms have both bath and shower, with separate toilet.

Each chalet provides 24-hour electricity and is equipped with a ceiling fan, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, mosquito nets, en-suite facilities with double vanities, separate toilets and a sunken bath with integral shower. One third of each chalet’s perimeter can be opened, to allow the guest to enjoy the views, the sounds, the scents and the mood of the African wilderness. Each chalet has a large private deck overlooking one of the lagoons. To maintain the lodge’s tranquil setting, none of the rooms have telephones or radios; however, the camp does maintain contact with the outside world via email, telephone and fax services which are available upon request.

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.

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Highlights

*Set over a lagoon in a game-rich valley

*Viewing decks & pool overlook the river

*Thrilling safaris either by foot or with a game-drive vehicle

*Bush spa with private views over the river

*Perfect honeymoon bush camp

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season. It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

Overview

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.

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Price From USD$300/person

Trip Facts

  • Moderate
  • 1-12
  • South Lungwana,Zambia
  • Mfuwe Lodge

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