Mutemwa Lodge - Upper Zambezi Lodge Accommodation

Mutemwa can accommodate 12 people in 6 safari tents, all of which are situated on the banks of Upper Zambezi river.


Accommodation Overview

Accommodation at Mutemwa is in permanent tents on raised teak decks with the expanse of the Upper Zambezi below the decks. The sound of hippo, monkeys, birds and feeding fish surround you as you awake to the sun rising over the Zambezi River.

In addition to tents, Mutemwa Lodge comprises of 6 boats, a sunset cruise barge, canoes, a beautiful breakfast deck over the Zambezi, main lounge and bar area with a library, electrical charge points, filtered water stations, DSTV television and guest bathrooms and a swimming pool.


Tent Facilities

Each tent is equipped with twin beds, paraffin lanterns, an en-suite bathroom comprising of a heated shower, wash basin, clothes cupboard and flush toilet.

All linen and towelling is provided.



Start your morning off with some Zambian coffee or tea in your tent or around the fire. After your morning activity, guests can return to the lodge for brunch which is usually served on the breakfast deck overlooking the river.

Beach breakfasts are also offered depending on the season.

High tea is served on the deck in the afternoon, before your afternoon activity .. after which guests will return to the lodge for a drink in the bar, followed by dinner around the fire.


Birding - Superb riverine and woodland bush birding is available and guided walks on islands, through the woodland forests, on canoes in the back waters and by boat make for a diverse birding experience. Specials seen in camp include Schalow’s Turaco, Narina Trogans, African Finfoot and Pel’s Fishing Owl

Visit Sioma Falls - Also known as the Ngonye Falls, day trips for swims and picnic lunches at Sioma Falls are available for guests staying at Mutemwa Lodge. The second largest waterfalls on the Zambezi, you are unlikely to encounter another visitor on most days you visit. Great fishing is also possible below the Falls and we offer a 3 night Mutemwa, 2 night Sioma Falls fishing experience as well.


Tiger fishing at Mutemwa

Mutemwa Lodge offers fantastic upper Zambezi tiger fishing and bream fishing on up to 80kms of water. A mix of rapids, sandbars, reed islands and deep drop offs make for an interesting and diverse fishing experience predominantly using lures.

6 boats are available equipped with guides, fishing tackle, GPS fish finders, 60HP 4 stroke Yamaha motors and come with unlimited fuel.

Mutemwa Special: Stay 4 nights and get a 5th night at half price

Enquire now for our 2018 Rates

Recent Guest Feedback

Geoff McIver

August, 2016

"Brilliant fishing, guiding and hosting within a wilderness experience."

Erich M

August, 2016

"Fantastic location, lovely rooms, pleasant common areas, wonderful food and excellent fishing with knowledgable staff. However, it's the owners (Gavin and Penny) who pay attention to detail and go beyond to ensure you really enjoy every day.

David H

September 2016

Excellent time! Gavin & Penny made it extraordinary. Enjoyed the meals, the companionship, the fishing, but most of all the trip to Ngonye Falls. A must do for first timers!