Marula Lodge is ideally located near the main gate to the South Luangwa National Park. The Lodge offers walking safaris and game drives in the South Luangwa National Park.
The South Luangwa Park is famous for its walking safaris. In fact, walking safaris are known to have originated and perfected in the south Luangwa! The best way to experience the rich, untamed African wildlife of the South Luangwa Park is on foot, through a waking safari.
All these and much more are available to the guests at the Lodge. You can enjoy excellent dishes in the Restaurant, relax in the Bar and Lounge or simply take a swim in the swimming pool!
The best time to go there is the dry season, which runs from April to October. Walking safaris are undertaken at the Lodge during this period. With the shortage of water, more animals gather at the dwindling water sources.
You are assured of high quality accommodation. On offer are comfortably furnished and luxurious guest rooms comprising of Chalets and a dorm for Backpackers.
The Lodge offers a variety of activities including game viewing which can be walking Safaris, birding safaris and game drives (morning and night drives). You also have an option of going on a village tour to have an idea of local custom and culture.
The South Luangwa National Park has got an astounding concentration of wildlife for you to enjoy.
There are herbivores, which are the most plentiful. Their large numbers are due to the large amount and variety of vegetation. The largest land mammal, the elephant, is easy to spot and roams in herds of up to 70.
The other large mammal which you definitely can’t miss is the Hippo. The Luangwa River and valley has quite a high concentration of hippos per square Kilometre.
Other herbivores include the zebra, which occurs in herds of about a dozen, the buffalo, the antelope and the thornicrafts giraffe.
The other animal species are the carnivores like the lion, the elusive leopard, the cheetah, the leopard, the crocodile, the hyena, the wild dog, the caracal, the serval and the rare side striped jackal.
South Luangwa National Park is also home to over 400 bird species. It is a birder’s paradise. Some of the spectacular birds include the wading birds such as the water fowl and the elegant crowned cranes.
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