SUNGANI (suhn-gah–nee)
from the blended Chichewa language,
meaning custodian or keeper.


The lodge has been designed with privacy and relaxation in mind. It is a joy to tell you that the majority of what you will find at Sungani has been created by the family and local people.

Skills taught and learnt, calamities overcome, culminating in some quirky details that add to the relaxed atmosphere and charm. Structures edged by a bountiful lagoon and sheltered by magnificent indigenous trees, showcasing the natural tones of the bush, blend seamlessly into the landscape. The entire lodge is built on elevated decking, affording the ability to wander around during the day. The main area of the lodge has a variety of living spaces where your time is uninterrupted, and the space is yours to do as you please.


The custom designed tents are set atop polished concrete floors to create a cool environment and offer approximately 1150 square feet indoors to relax in. The design is simple and understated, furnished with elegance and natural textures. The interior focuses on comfort and warm colours, with a collection of unique pieces and details. The bathroom has a gorgeous slipper bath, fluffy towels, fresh soaps and salts. The camp is limited to seven luxury guest tents comprised of 4 King rooms and 3 Doubles (Queen beds). One double is configured to accommodate 2 adults and 2 children. You can also experience the luxury of the Directors’ Tent complete with dedicated WIFI, DSTV, Nespresso machine, outdoor sleeping and more.


  • Indoor and outdoor seating and lounging
  • Private deck and plunge pool
  • Indoor bathroom - slipper bath, shower, toilet, and basins
  • Outdoor shower and toilet
  • Mosquito nets
  • Large closet with plenty of hanging and storage
  • Tea/coffee making facilities and minibar
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fan
  • 24-hour power and WIFI (power outlets are 220V)
  • Complimentary daily laundry service
  • Luxury linens
  • Amenities - bathrobe, slippers, shampoo,conditioner,body lotion, bath foam/salts, shower gel, magnifying mirror and a hairdryer


Just a short walk from the main deck we have a well equipped and fully airconditioned gym for those of you looking to stay active.


Sungani Lodge features a photographic studio which is a dedicated space equipped with desks and a casual seating area for guests to edit and process their images. We feature a 27” Apple studio desktop which is loaded with the latest Adobe software.


The cuisine is clean and simple, while remaining sensitive to the traditional and delicious. We are extremely remote and we endeavour to source/support local as much as possible. Please let your agent or our reservations team know about any dietary or allergies in advance.

At Sungani we serve an à la carte’ breakfast. Indulge in something cooked and savoury straight from the grill at our breakfast bar or opt for a grab ‘n go affair. Refreshing juices, home-made granola, fruit, jams, local honey, warm muffins, waffles, or pancakes and more. Sip some freshly ground local coffee while you sit out on the sun-drenched main deck watching the South Luangwa wake up.

Lunch is a relaxed, unfussy delicious buffet style spread, served on the main deck. A mix of quality meats, hearty salads, homemade bread rolls, a hot plate option and flavourful condiments. Enjoy a lunch time G&T, crisp glass of wine, or a mocktail while you relax.

Afternoon tea, a tribute to a bygone era, is served out on the main deck. Freshly baked sweet treats and a scrumptious savoury option.

Our dinner menu changes seasonally, and we aim to introduce African flavours where we can. Our focus is on locally sourced meat, vegetables, and fresh garden herbs.

Our bar is open to you from mid-morning serving a limited cocktail/mocktail menu, fine wines, beers, and spirits. A tea and coffee bar where you can help yourself or have one our team to assist is available throughout the day. Opt for a gentle wakeup call with a tea or coffee tray delivered to your room.



We know when you are on safari, there are many things worth getting out of bed for, but we want you to feel at home with
us. Enjoy the comforts of your room – take a nice long bubble bath while you soak up the sights and sounds.


Sungani Lodge is the most Southerly Camp in the park and just a little upstream is our beautiful Kulandila Camp.

By Air

When you arrive at Mfuwe International Airport we will meet you and fly you in our plane to the Sungani airstrip. The total flying time is around 20 minutes.

By Road

We are roughly 70 kilometres from Mfuwe Town. Collection can be done by road if required. The journey is approximately 3 hours from Mfuwe International airport.