Mukwa River Lodge

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stamp3Why photographers love Mukwa River Lodge

This sophisticated and luxury lodge is situated upstream from Victoria Falls in Zambia and is a  quiet stop over with wonderful rooms and outstanding cuisine.  It’s a place you won’t want to leave in a hurry with wonderful views but is also less than 50 minutes from the Victoria Falls and well positioned for all activities. While in the area, photographers might enjoy an aerial photography excursion over the Falls.

How we rate Mukwa River Lodge

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Mukwa at a glanc

  • luxury suites on raised decks with en-suite facilities, outdoor bath, air conditioning and private decks
  • Elevated walkways connect tents to main lodge area
  • Dining area, bar, pool, sala, fire deck, curio shop, spa and a deck overlook the Zambezi River
  • WiFi available in main area
  • 220 volt charging in rooms

The area

Wildlife can be viewed via boat on the Zambezi River or on game drives through the nearby national park. Though small, the park attracts herds of elephant and buffalo, giraffe, hippo, crocodile, bushbuck, zebra, wildebeest, impala and even white rhino. Birding is productive, with special species including African finfoot, half-collared Kingfisher, Schalow’s Turaco and Rock Praticole along with many others.

The seasons

Chances of seeing the falls at its best is during the dry season, June to October. Wet summers (November to April) bring migrant birds, lush vegetation and more water going over Victoria Falls. More water is not necessarily a good thing–lots of water means lots of spray that can obscure views. October and November can be very hot. A real treat is to book a tour to Devil’s Pool where you can swim on the lip of the falls.

What Mukwa costs

The rates at Mukwa are available from Photos and Africa. Contact us for specials and great advice.

The good news

This is a family owned lodge with wonderful attention to detail that brings a new level of sophistication to Livingstone.

Photographers need to know

The lodge is about 50 minutes drive from the Falls and is a wonderful place to relax.