Mfuwe Lodge - The Bushcamp Company
Travel Blogs from South Luangwa National Park
Each evening Lisa ran through the next days' events, usually starting with a 5:30 wake-up call, 6:00 breakfast, 6:30 in the trucks for our morning drive. We would meet up around 9:30 along the river for tea and biscuits, and "marking territory". Returning to the Mfuwe Lodge we were always greeted with cold towels to freshen up, a really lovely …
It was hard for me to talk about my experiences in Africa on our last day, voice cracking and tears forming and two weeks later, it is hard to finish this blog. I keep thinking of the IOC president who would declare at the closing ceremonies of each Olympics that this was the best ever, but when I say this was the best ever, I mean it!
The safari experience changes over time. Initially we were hungry to see the safari stars, i.e., the elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, lions, leopards, you know, the big mammals. We've already seen the big five, and we have seen hundreds and hundreds of elephants. We can now distinguish between Burchell zebras (shadow striping) and Crawshay …
Throughout the past week, Lisa assured us that if we did not see certain favorites, notably leopards, we'd be likely to see them in South Luangwa Valley so today we departed Livingstone for our final stop. This was a long day of travel, Livingstone Airport to Lusaka then Lusaka to Mfuwe.
Jan was the first to discover that Lusaka airport …
... again. Said our goodbyes to everyone and we were off! We were the only passengers in the van, stopped in Chipata briefly but picked up no new passengers and we were off to the border.
We had no problems at the border, things were smooth as ever. The driver was there waiting for us and we were making good time. There were two police checkpoints we had to stop for and at one ...
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility