Immerse Yourself In Authentic Africa
Welcome to Msandile River Lodge, South Luangwa, Zambia
Read about Solly Levi's visit in our blog
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.
Surrounded by untouched wilderness the lodge blends luxury and sustainability. The eco-friendly lodge leaves behind nothing but great memories whilst maintaining a high level of comfort and style. The tents and chalets all have excellent river views for uninterrupted wildlife viewing from the luxury of your own room.
Choose from the luxury en-suite chalets that can be fully opened to the views of the river and the stars; the classic double en-suite tents a taste of true safari which have both indoor and outdoor showers; or the twin en-suite tents in true explorer style
Your guide will accompany you on a short boat ride through the hippo pods and crocodile sunbathing spots across the river into the park for our morning and evening game drives. Once in the vehicle you can start your incredible wilderness experience. Known as the valley of the leopards South Luangwa boasts some of the highest concentration of cats with an approximation of 3 leopards per square kilometre! Not to be outdone the park has several prides of lion including the famous descendants of Ginger and Garlic the pale males of the Mfuwe sector.
However it is not all cats. The wild dog population in the park is booming with some packs of over 20 strong dogs and several dens scattered within the park. Formed for the protected species of the Thornicroft giraffe endemic to the area you can see herds of zebra, buffalo, Cookson’s Wildebeest and elephants. With 14 species of antelope, monkeys, baboons, warthog, hyena and much more it is a safari enthusiasts paradise.
Meals & Drinks
Discover the magic of food served in our riverside garden, Sip on a refreshing Gin & Tonic as you watch the river meander gracefully by. If you prefer the nuanced aromas of beers or the effervescence of sparkling water, our bar caters to a diverse range of preferences.
Each day brings a new gastronomic adventure as Chef Douglas and his dedicated team draw inspiration from a diverse array of ingredients. From the freshest local organic produce, every dish is a testament to our commitment to quality. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements we have to cater for.
Msandile River Lodge offers complimentary coffee, tea, and water throughout the day.
What to expect
Incredible Game Viewing
Thank you for the most incredible four days at the Camp!
We saw everything we wanted on our drives and more! The staff are incredible welcoming and kind. Will definitely be back! Much love from the USA and Zambia Rebecca, Bruce and Barb
Rebecca, Bruce and Barb, November 2024
USA & Zambia
What an incredible experience!
Big shout out to Chloe for being "SO accommodating and wonderful. Couldn't have asked for better hospitality from all the staff. A very calming and beautiful atmosphere at the lodge. Thank you so much, an unforgettable experience. All the love & light in the world.
Orla , October 2024
A most special and succesfull trip of 16 days!
We made the right decision to book one lodge. The best thanks to Sabine and Frank who took us especially to the Carmine Bee-eaters nests and to Chloe who took me to the kill of the Impala the last morning! Thanks also to the Crew. In love, Pieter from Belgium, Marc & Jocelyn
Pieter from Belgium, October 2024
What a fantastic experience!
The locations, amenities, views are second to none. But above all else all the staff provide exceptional service with humour and understanding. We also particularly liked the "little touches" given to us......welcome drink, flannels when we arrived + every time we returned from the boat, home cooking and delicious pastries! Lots of love & good luck for the future... you deserve the succes! Tony & Liz Williams X
Tony & Liz Williams, October 2024