• Leopard in tree called Msandile in South Luangwa National Park
    Immerse Yourself In Authentic Africa

    Welcome to Msandile River Lodge, South Luangwa, Zambia

Surround yourself with the wildlife of South Luangwa

Watch as herds of elephants cross the river, giraffe come to drink, hippos bathe in their pods, monkeys chatter through the trees and if you are lucky watch the cats amble down the river banks in search of their next meal. Take a dip in our refreshing pool overlooking the river as you allow nature to revive and soothe the soul. Soak in the stunning views with a cold drink from the bar and enjoy as the many animals cross the river at sundown, in what can arguably be one of the best sunset spots in Africa.

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Guest Reviews

  • My wife Sarah and I just spent the most amazing 1o nights at Msandile River Lodge, and in many ways, it was way too short. From the initial email contact with Frank (one of the owners), to our checkout and drop-off at the airport, everything felt like we were dealing with friends. While not in the national park itself, the lodge is in a very enviable position on the... Read this review

    Geraint Issit

    Abu Dhabi

  • TRIPLE B for Msandile River Lodge

    Beautiful place , Beautiful food and Beautiful people. There at the riverfront we found a beautiful setting with crocodils lying opposite our chalets on the sandbanks, hippo's snorkling in the water of the Luangwe river and little bee-eaters dancing in the ski to catch there daily food.We walked through that unspoiled Park, we drove through that beautiful Park and heb sundowners at the banks of the slowmoving Luangwe river.The... Read this review

    Ben de Ponti

  • Outstanding!

    We really couldn’t speak more highly of this wonderful place and its fabulous staff, who went out of their way to make our stay memorable - huge thanks to Chloe and the team. Very comfortable accommodation, complete with hippos and elephants in the river right outside was complemented by every convenience. We must have come away several kilos heavier from all the delicious food! And the game drives were... Read this review


  • "Great safari days at a beautiful and unique location."

    In a unique riverside location where you can see elephants, giraffes and other animals crossing the river every day during the dry season, a Dutch couple with a team of dedicated, friendly Zambian staff run this beautiful lodge. Unlike most lodges on that side of the river, guests do not have to enter the park by car over the bridge at the main gate, but are taken by boat... Read this review


    The Netherlands