Mopani Safari Lodge

Mopani Safari Lodge

Stand 19088/M Lupande Gma, Kakumbi, South Luangwa National Park 90100 Zambia
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Surrounded by Mopani and African Ebony trees, the lodge takes pride in offering the perfect combination of luxury and isolation with superb tented and thatched chalets on the banks of the Luangwa River, overlooking the waterhole and river front.Our exciting outdoor dining by the river and a lapa for the evening camp fires is highly recommended for our nature loves.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Free airport transportation
Spa
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
First aid kit
Laundry service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Urdu

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Stand 19088/M Lupande Gma, Kakumbi, South Luangwa National Park 90100 Zambia
Getting there
Mfuwe Airport
25.6 km
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gurleen k wrote a review Jan 2023
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived at the lodge and were greeted by Borniface, the lodge manager. He was extremely welcoming and showed us around the lodge and rooms. We were also served a delicious welcome drink. All the staff at Mopani are very helpful and go out of their way to make you feel as comfortable as possible.
We stayed in the lagoon facing rooms, and i must say they are spectacular! Beautiful, clean and spacious, and you can see many animals come to the lagoon to drink water. Such an amazing sight, just sitting from your room and viewing the animals, meters away from the room veranda.
We saw elephants, kudu, impalas, baboons, warthogs, girrafes and were also lucky enough to spot a lioness feeding on a buffalo at the lagoon!

We went for 3 game drives and a walking safari with our highly knowledgeable guide Mr Brian. He gave us a brief history about the park, animals and flora and fauna indigenous to south luangwa.
Highlights of our game drive was when we requested Mr Brian to see the Carmine bee eater birds. He went out of his way to show us the birds. Fabulous sighting! He knew exactly how to navigate the park and we sighted lions twice on the game drives. We were also lucky to spot the endangered African wilddogs. Such a rare sighting!

Coming on to the food, it was prepared freshly keeping in mind any dietary restrictions we mentioned. Hats off to the chef for preparing such delicious food everyday. I always looked forward to lunch and dinner as the food was just amazing!
Some snacks were also provided during the game drive, where we would stop inside the park at a safe location and eat with views of the beautiful trees and birds.

On the whole, i really had exceptional experience at mopani and it is luxury at its best! Affordable and great for Bush and Safari lovers!
Will definitely visit again soon👏
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mohamed T wrote a review Oct 2022
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nestled in the heart of south luangwa by the river. Even though the lodge is just a couple of minutes outside the park, it is surrounded by all the animals of the national park.

Whilst at the lodge, we were frequently visited by elephants and giraffe! Often felt our entire game viewing experience could be done whilst sitting in the open plan dining area.

The rooms are beautifully made up and the aircon was a saviour in the peak of summer. Our family made full use of the pool which is the perfect size.

The staff at the lodge are absolutely amazing, always going the extra mile and above and beyond their duties to make us feel comfortable!

Having laundry inclusive was absolutely fantastic, especially with four kids! We have thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Mopani and would definitely return in the future.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ahmed Musa, Owner at Mopani Safari Lodge
Responded 25 Oct 2022
Thank you very much, glad to hear you really enjoyed the lodge. it was a pleasure hosting you.
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Carolinablue26 wrote a review Nov 2020
Raleigh, North Carolina
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family and I stayed at the Mopani Safari Lodge. It’s located right on the river. We came during the early rainy season so the river was a bit dry. However just perfect to see animal crossings.

We stayed in the very spacious chalets. Technically they could fit 5 people very comfortably. And if you are skinny couples maybe 11 people. But you pay per person so why not enjoy the extra space. The chalets were very well designed and carefully thought up while building.

The food here was excellent. They made us cooked to order food every day for lunch and dinner. Some in our party had special dietary restrictions and they were very accommodating to that as well.

Breakfast was basic. However if you plan to go on the early 6 am safari I would suggest skipping breakfast and just drinking water to hydrate.

The actual safari tour was great. We had Godfrey as our guide and he took us up close and personal to many of the wild animals we wanted to see. Robert was another guide and he was also really good. Together they make a great team and know how to spot and find the animals we want to see.

Over all the our stay at the lodge was excellent. We hope to see everyone again next year!

Just a side note for awareness. I have never seen a lion in the wild with a full mane, and probably never will due to people hunting them for wall pieces.

We have to stop hunting of big cats as well as other animals that we want to continue to see and let them play the course of nature.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Abubakr P wrote a review Oct 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
You are greeted by amazing and friendly staff members who make your stay even more comfy and relaxed. The lodge and its location really complement each other and you get a beautiful view of the river which brings many animals to see. I had a great time, wished I could have stayed longer but very grateful for the overall experience, it was time well spent.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you're travelling by road from lusaka by road,Make sure you have a high car,Leave before...
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Response from Ahmed Musa, Owner at Mopani Safari Lodge
Responded 25 Oct 2022
thank you very much , we are glad to hear you had a lovely time, hope to see you again soon..😊😊😊
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Faizel B wrote a review Mar 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Definitely the best lodge in Mfuwe, very clean and tidy. Staff were ever soo friendly. Such a beautiful place, the luangwa view is amazing from the room specially the sunset. Love the way the swimming pool is in the shape of zambia. Inshallah will be back next year.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Vivienne wrote a review Dec 2023
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very impressed with this venue their hospitality is overwhelming and the accommodation comfortable spacious and welcoming. I enjoyed the pleasure of a super superb guide Bryan who is highly accomplished knowledgable and skilled. We enjoyed some spectacular sightings. The food is plentiful and varied. Although outside of the park the pontoon to cross the river into the park is close therefore this is merely a slight detriment. Highly recommend and when in Zambia again I will certainly return. Thank you for a great stay wish it were longer!
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Ahmed Bakali wrote a review May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The best place for families(if its brilliant for families then for couples must be better)... staff were very help to every need.... food was outstanding ....safari guide was very enthusiastic and a experienced driver ...

Would strongly recommend for safari lovers
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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peterpooper wrote a review Sept 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were warmly welcomed here by the manager with cool, moist face towels, fresh orange juice...and a wild elephant. It got better, as the route to a muddy lagoon was just outside our veranda so we constantly had elephants, giraffes, warthogs, mongeese, baboons, etc literally on our doorstep.
Room was very good with tastefully decorated bathroom.
Plentiful, excellent and varied meals served with HUGE portions.
Price includes 2 game drives a day. We did an evening drive and an early morning drive and that was enough for us with a 2 night stay. We chose to skip the 2nd drive on our second day and spent the afternoon in the swimming pool.
This is an alcohol free lodge, which is stated on the website, but we missed that bit, however you can discreetly drink your own in your room.
Shout out to Marisa the manager, Noah our game driver/guide and John who served us in the restaurant - exceptional, friendly, attentive and personal service throughout.
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Date of stay: August 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Room Tip: Last room furthest from reception is closest to the animals and nature
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Responded 31 Oct 2019
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Abubakr P wrote a tip Oct 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you're travelling by road from lusaka by road,Make sure you have a high car,Leave before 5am,Drive slow till lowangwa Bridge,Then gun it!"
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peterpooper wrote a tip Sept 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom16 contributions22 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Last room furthest from reception is closest to the animals and nature"
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PRICE RANGE
R 12,599 - R 15,685 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ZambiaSouth Luangwa National ParkKakumbi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mopani Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Mopani Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Mopani Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Mopani Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mopani Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mopani Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mopani Safari Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mopani Safari Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Mopani Safari Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Mopani Safari Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mopani Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Urdu.
Is Mopani Safari Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.