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About Mvuu Lodge

Welcome to Mvuu Lodge 
There’s tranquillity in the African Bush that creeps up unexpectedly and nestles in your soul. Maybe it is because nature is so close - the wildlife and the birds, the wind in the trees- or maybe it’s just Africa and its rhythms. Tucked away in Zambia, along the meandering banks of the mighty Zambezi River, you will find Mvuu Lodge, “The Place of the Hippo”. We are perfectly situated 18 km from the Lower Zambezi National Park, in the Chiawa Game Management Area and right opposite Mana Pools. We are privileged to be based in this pristine part of Zambia and we are delighted to share this solitude and scenic beauty with our guests. Our luxury safari tents will evoke the romantic side of you while our self-catering tents and camping sites will offer you nature at its undisturbed best. Wild animals roam casually through our premises providing you with a truly unforgettable experience. Dinner is served outdoors in the boma or on the viewing deck, where the roaring fire and nocturnal calls of the wild create the perfect, relaxing end to an exhilarating day. We invite you to come and indulge in a true African experience and rejuvenate your soul.

Safari: Mvuu Lodge is perfectly situated in the Chiawa Game Management area and wildlife roam freely though our premises providing you with a truly unforgettable experience.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 100
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 4 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Single Supplement

+25% on normal price

Single Supplement

+25% on normal price


Children Policy

0 – 2 years stay for free

3 – 12 years sharing with parents are half price

Same rule apply for activities but children must be accompanied at all times.


Guide / Pilot Policy

½ Price and accommodation is the same type or similar to that of the clients, depending on availability.

If the clients are camping the guide can stay for free


Driver Policy:

Drivers can camp for free but must please bring their own tent & food for cooking. Alternatively he can eat with the staff on prior arrangement.



It is essential that comprehensive travel insurance (including Trip Cancellation/Curtailment and Medical Evacuation & Hospitalization) be purchased. All insurance is the guest’s responsibility and no liability whatsoever is accepted by Mvuu Lodge and their Directors, share holders, employees, agents and representatives. All guests should check with their national Foreign Offices and Embassies for updated travel, health & safety information on Zambia before travel.


Communication at Mvuu Lodge:

HF & VHF radio plus a relatively strong cell phone signal at the main lodge.


Indemnity forms:

All clients have to sign an indemnity form.



Any dangerous activities such as the canoe safari and guided walks have an age restriction of 12 years and children must always be accompanied by parents.

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Availability and pricing

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  • Luxury Tent Luxury Tent Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 7 Fixed Luxury tent overlooking the river. These tents are sold on a luxury package basis which includes all meals and a... see more
    • Rooms Adults
      • Self Catering family Chalet Self Catering family Chalet Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 Fixed Self Catering tent with private Braai area. This unit can also be booked on a Full Board (includes all meals) basi... see more
        • Rooms Adults
          • Elly Camp SIte Elly Camp SIte Sleeps 12 Includes: Self-catering
            • Adults
              • Mvuu Camp Site Mvuu Camp Site Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering
                • Adults
                  • Monkey Camp Site Monkey Camp Site Sleeps 10 Includes: Self-catering This campsite is a bit away from the river with some grass areas and ideal for big groups accommodating about 6 vehicles... see more
                    • Adults
                      • Leopard Camp Site Leopard Camp Site Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering
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                          • Warthog Camp Site Warthog Camp Site Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering This site is the first site as you enter Mvuu Lodge to your left in our new Bush camp area. It can take 2 cars. Plenty... see more
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                              • Lion Camp Site Lion Camp Site Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering This camp site is located in our new bush camp site area to the back of Monkey and a bit further away from the river.... see more
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                                  • Croc Camp Site Croc Camp Site Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Located in our new bush camp area and is more private and furthest away from the lodge. Can take 3 cars and has plenty... see more
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                                      • Self Catering family Chalet Self Catering family Chalet Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Chalet with 1 x double bed and 2 singles and private braai area. This unit can also be booked on a Full Board (includes... see more
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                                          • Delux Tent 11 Delux Tent 11 Sleeps 4 Includes: All Meals Our new Deluxe Tent has a king size bed in one room and two single beds in the other and a lounge in the center. Outside... see more
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                                              • Overnight Canoe Safari Overnight Canoe Safari Sleeps 12 Includes: All Meals
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                                                  Reviews for Mvuu Lodge

                                                  4 guest reviews Reviews of

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                                                  ilse Van Wamelen
                                                  13 September 2017

                                                  We camped at Mvuu Lodge. The campsite is spacious and each campsite has its own ablution and a very friendly attendant on hand. The camp mamagers were very attentive amd made sure our stay was as enjoyable as possible. The lodge facilities are great and the lodge is well maintained. Would love to go back!

                                                  Frank Booth
                                                  31 July 2017

                                                  Well worth the travel down a rather bumpy road. The camp sites are pristine and the restaurant and bar area are well stocked.A crystal clear pool with beautiful view - even when the weather is cold the kids will be in :)The out door showers were spectacular - hot, hot water!Do your self a favour, hire a boat for a spot of fishing or a trip into the Lower Zambezi National Park .Fantastic place to refresh and renew your spirits.

                                                  Mariano Baratech, Spain
                                                  28 August 2011

                                                  Very nice place with a wonderful location in the Zambezi river. Good attention, I recommend the boat trip, you'll watch a lot oh hippos, elephants and crocodiles!

                                                  Andre Bega, Zambia
                                                  05 April 2010

                                                  The environment was excellent, the luxury tent was good and very comfortable, but the gas geyser was not very good. The Lodge personnel were very good and helpful, We felt privileged to have been transported and guided by Troy, a real son of Africa and the Zambezi.

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                                                  Mvuu Lodge is 447km from the centre of Lower Zambezi National Park , the nearest airport 97.8km (Kenneth Kaunda International Airport).
                                                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling