Mfuwe Tourist Places to Visit in Mfuwe, Zambia, South Africa, Africa

Mfuwe Tourist Places to Visit in Mfuwe, Zambia, South Africa, Africa

Mfuwe is one of the settlements located in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia’s Eastern Province. It is located around 100 km west of the provincial capital, Chipata and around 660 km northeast of the national capital, Lusaka. With some well facilitated accommodations and an airport, Mfuwe serves tourists coming to South Luangwa National Park. It is also known for its contribution in conserving wildlife in Luangwa Valley.

Mfuwe is noted for experiencing the highest temperature ever measured in Zambia (42.8° C), which happened on 26 October 2011.


How to reach Mfuwe?

Mfuwe Airport is the airport serving South Luangwa National Park, located few kilometers away from the village centre. The airport receives scheduled flights from Lilongwe International Airport in Malawi and seasonal flights from many Zambian cities. The Chipata Airport is situated around 95 km from Mfuwe with flights from Lusaka (Monday – Friday).

Mfuwe can also be reached by bus from Lusaka but that is time killing. To move in and around Mfuwe, rental cars are available at the local travel agency.


Food and Shopping in Mfuwe:

One can find a variety of traditional shopping options in Mfuwe with a nice and colorful locally produced jewelry, clothes and handicraft products. But, generally they ask more price from international tourists, should be careful.

Although independent dining options are few in Mfuwe, quality food can be found at campsites and lodges in the park where visitors choose their accommodation.


Things to do in Mfuwe:

  • Game drives
  • Hiking
  • Visiting spas


Places to see in Mfuwe:


South Luangwa National Park:

The South Luangwa National Park is the main reason for a large number of tourists, especially nature enthusiasts visiting Mfuwe. It is an internationally renowned wildlife reserve with the opportunities of an array of outdoor activities, including safari and hiking. The highlights of the park include giraffes, buffalos, hippopotamuses and elephants. It is worth a trip.



Chipata is the provincial capital, situated around 100 km southeast of Mfuwe. It is the site of many popular manmade and natural attractions including Kanjala Hill, Central Mosque and Kapata Market. Chipata can be reached by rental vehicle from Mfuwe.


Lukusuzi National Park:

Located around 80 km northeast of Mfuwe, the Lukusuzi National Park characterizes diverse geographical features of rugged valleys and rocky ridges. One of the main attractions of the park is endangered African Wild Dogs.


List of other places of interest in and round Mfuwe include:

  • Tribal Textiles
  • Bush-Spa
  • Kapata Market
  • Kanjala Hill
  • Golf course in Chipata
  • Undi village
  • Zumwanda Reserve
  • Central Mosque in Chipata
  • Copperbelt Museum
  • Dag Hammarskjoeld Memorial
  • Mukuyu Slave Tree
  • Lake Chilengwa
  • Mutenguleni village
  • Ngoni Reserve
  • Lusandwa Forest Reserve


Best time to visit Mfuwe:

Undoubtedly, during the dry months from June and November is the best time to visit Mfuwe to experience the real African Safari.


Hotels in Mfuwe:

There are dozens of accommodation options in and around Mfuwe serving South Luangwa National Park, more than 50, of which most are campsites and lodges and available for advance booking. It is advised to visitors to book accommodation well in advance prior reaching the site to avoid difficulty in finding accommodation during peak season. The prominent hotel options in and around Mfuwe:

  • Kapamba Bushcamp
  • Bilimungwe Bushcamp
  • Mfuwe Lodge
  • Marula Lodge
  • Chamilandu Bushcamp
  • Kaingo Camp
  • Zungulila Bushcamp
  • Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge
  • Lion Camp Safari Lodge
  • Chindeni Bushcamp
  • Kafunta River Lodge
  • Luwi Bush Camp
  • Nsolo Bush Camp
  • Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp
  • Robin Pope Safaris

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