• 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

  • "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 More


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  • Make Reservations NOW You will be So Pleased

    I originally had made reservations with another lodge and I happened to speak to another traveler the night before I traveled there who raved about her time there...just a few days before. I was to arrive on Christmas eve and I really wanted a special Christmas trip. Frank, the owner and I, messaged back and forth the hours before I arrives and I hoped that I was making the... Read More



  • Excellent! Awesome! Magical!

    Awesome in every way! Friends management and staff, excellent food, Located on the river where elephants walk past the rooms each morning ! I had views of hippos from my bed. 2x game drives each day with Very knowledgeable guides. Saw So many animals up close.



  • Msandile River Lodge - Perfect location for game viewing

    Recently opened and owner run by lovely Frank and Sabine, this new camp is sure to a fast favourite. Its perfect location on what seems to be an animal highway is one of its best selling points. You see crossing of elephants and hippos at dawn and dusk and have so much game right in front of the lodge and camp on the river bed below it. I stayed... Read More