Conveniently located next to the main entrance of South Luangwa National Park, Marula Lodge is the perfect destination for your Zambian safari getaway. From backpackers on a budget to all-inclusive safari seekers, Marula Lodge has a range of accommodation, activities, and packages to suit your needs.
South Luangwa National Park, the southern most of three national parks in the valley of the Luangwa River, is world-renowned as a wildlife haven and its big cat sightings. There's no shortage of fascinating landscapes in this stunning game-rich park — providing plenty of opportunities to spot hippos, crocodiles, and the close to 400 bird species. Marula Lodge offers a variety of activities that make the most its gorgeous surroundings including walking safaris, birding safaris, and game drives.
The South Luangwa is famous for walking safaris. You’ll discover the secrets of the African earth together with a wealth of information to truly appreciate all creatures big and small. A morning game drive is an early start but its worth it as you'll see the amazing animal and birdlife that South Luangwa National Park has to offer up close. You'll have the chance to spot Elephant, Cape buffalo, Vervet monkey, and Verreaux's eagle-owl, to name just a few of the remarkable species found in this park. As afternoon drives turn to night drives, you'll feel the nervous tension of the smaller Puku, Zebra and other potential prey. It's possible that you'll be at the right place at the right time to witness a hunt, chase and perhaps even a deadly strike.
Marula Lodge's selection of accommodation caters to whatever your travel needs and budget are including en-suite chalets, furnished riverside tents and shared dorms.
The bright, thatched chalets include en-suite bathrooms, fans, and mosquito nets. The large, airy luxury chalets also come with a fridge and tea station. The high-quality riverside tents at Marula Lodge are clean, comfortable, and placed in spectacular natural scenery. The shared bathroom for those in the tents and dorms offers a unique experience in a wonderful circular open-air structure built around a lovely mahogany tree. Marula is well known among backpackers for its "dorm-with-a-view". Depending on what package or options you choose, meals can be prepared by you in their self-catering kitchen or enjoyed at their atmospheric thatched restaurant. The experienced chefs cater to all tastes, whether you choose from their daily menu or the fantastic full-board fare. At the hub of Marula Lodge you'll find the lounge, dining room, bar, and a relaxing swimming pool with views of the Luangwa river.