the Bush-Spa
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Set in the beauty of indigenous bush in Zambia, creating a sanctuary of pure simplicity for those seeking tranquillity and rejuvenation of mind, body and soul; the Bush-Spa in South Luangwa National Park! With views over the lagoon, all guests enjoying their Safari experience can easily arrange a visit to the Spa facility either during game drives, or just right after them. Discover a wellness sanctuary in the heart of nature at South Luangwa’s Bush-Spa.The Bush-Spa is located at Mfuwe Lodge offering their resident guests an additional service in the form of Spa treatments. Luckily the set up of the Bush-Spa is so unique, there would be no reason to limit these amenities to resident Mfuwe Lodge guests only. Having a separate entrance, a private deck and views over the lagoon, all guests enjoying their Safari experience in the Luangwa Valley can easily arrange a visit to the Spa facility.We gladly arrange transfers to and from the Bush-Spa to any of the South Luangwa Camps or Lodges within the vicinity.
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  • nowblue35
    Clayton, Georgia20 contributions
    You deserve to be spoiled!
    Our family of one teen and six adults enjoyed massages shortly after arriving in Mfuwe. The massages were so wonderful after about 30 hours flying. The choices for scented massage oils was a great way to start. We enjoyed individual and couples massages. Janet was my masseuse, and she was very attentive to my requests for more or less pressure. She especially helped with decreasing the swelling in my lower legs, which were probably not so bad because I wore compression socks. Her demeanor was very gentle and calming. The treatment space overlooked the lagoon, full of water lettuce and a snoozing hippo or two. It was so beautiful. Later in the week, some in our group returned for facials and massages. Nathalie was always gracious in arranging for our group to come during the time in between game drives. You are in for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience with Nathalie and her exceptional staff.
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 5, 2022
  • Francesca C
    Lusaka, Zambia10 contributions
    A spa like no other!
    I had the most incredible experience at the Bush Spa, and truly believe it was the best spa experience I have ever had. I had the 'Rhino Package' which included a gorgeous bath overlooking the lagoon with hippos and zebras in the distance, followed by a full body massage and a facial. The massage was incredible and Janet did a fantastic job at working on my sore muscles. The facial was refreshing and soothing. All in all a wonderful experience.
    Traveled solo
    Written September 11, 2021
  • Natasja
    1 contribution
    Full body massage with my daughter
    Such a nice relaxing moment. First time with my eleven year old daughter and she was treated so gentle. Also the view is extraordinary, a lot is going on in that lagoon. We saw 3 big crocs chasing each other making a lot of noise. Like you are in the middle of a wildlife documentary. Really enjoyed!
    Traveled with family
    Written August 3, 2022
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StacyJames
Las Vegas, NV28 contributions
Jul 2017 • Business
What could be better than an after safari Indulgence at the Bush Spa overlooking a lagoon filled with hippos? It's the perfect way to spend a little downtime at the Mfuwe Lodge! Massage therapists are always fantastic and the owner Nathalie makes sure every visit is impeccable...Highly recommend!
Written July 31, 2017
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Serbiene
Vancouver Island, Canada42 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
The Bush Spa is everything you would not expect in the middle of nowhere. It is a beautiful facility, well trained therapists and a very hands on manager.. I had a massage, a mini facial and a pedicure and am very happy with the quality of all of it. Plus the therapy rooms are open with a nice breeze and the best view ever. Hippo's and Crocodiles swim by and a Lions drinking at the opposite end of the lagoon. It is magical. Highly recommended for a moment of relaxing after scaling the bumpy roads of the game drives. Owner Natalie picked us up since we were not staying in the Mfuwe lodge. She is a wonderful spirited person and we enjoyed meeting her. She has done an amazing job of creating this piece of heaven in what is paradise already.
Written October 18, 2016
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Thank you Serbiene for taking the time in your busy schedule to write this wonderful review. We are very glad you enjoyed and indeed our "neighbours" are pretty special too. It was our pleasure meeting you and we hope we may welcome you back one day. Until then.... Warm regards Nathalie & all the girls of the team
Written October 25, 2016
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Ibadanboy
Nairobi, Kenya6,151 contributions
Jul 2014
One of the most spectacular spas I have ever been to.

Located deep in the South Luangwa game park, the Bush Spa is part of the Mfuwe Lodge. With the treatment rooms overlooking a decent sized watering hole - you are enjoying your massage 'al fresco' while watching hippos, crocodiles, all sorts of antelopes, birds and other wildlife doing their thing just meters away from you.

Out of this world!

Highly recommended!
Written June 16, 2015
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clairefreeland
london6 contributions
May 2012 • Solo
What a way to finish off the trip - an hours massage made up of half an hour shoulders, neck and back and half an hour of wonderful foot massage - a definite luxury given the long beautiful walks at the bushcamps.
Written June 7, 2012
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emiana
London, UK197 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We were not staying at the Mfuwe Lodge where this spa is located. We went because our nearby lodge had some materials about it. And so glad we did. The massage (hot stone) was great and relaxing. The surroundings were magical. And everyone was very friendly. The spa came to pick us up at our lodge and took us back. Price was competitive to what one would pay elsewhere.
Written July 11, 2019
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MBTinDC
Washington Dc, District Of Columbia44 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
I made an appointment for a massage following two days at one of the camps at the suggestion of one of the lodge employees. It was terrific! The spa is wonderful, and I had a very relaxing massage. The treatment room overlooks the lagoon so I heard hippos, and a couple baboons scampered across the roof at one point! You can't find that just anywhere! It was a great experience and I highly recommend it!
Written September 3, 2018
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Amanzi888
49 contributions
Nov 2017 • Family
Lovely spa, all massages were excellent, only wish I could have had one for every day I was there, also have a couples spa which is rather special, book in advance so you won’t be disappointed
Written November 6, 2017
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san_shan
Washington DC, DC72 contributions
Mar 2017 • Solo
Treatments were very good, locally made lotions and potions fantastic, and the open air rooms overlook a lagoon of hippos!
Written October 9, 2017
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Adrian A
Pittsburgp2 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Beautiful open air spa located on the lagoon at the lodge. You could hear hippos grunting during the treatment (where else can you experience that?)! Everyone was very professional, and it was very clean. The price was so reasonable for the 5 star experience we received!
Written August 22, 2017
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tarheellawyer
Raleigh, NC7 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
My recent visit to the Bush Spa was one of the highlights of my visit to South Luangwa. My massage was expertly performed, and the staff was welcoming and friendly. All of that in the natural setting of the lagoon and sounds of birds and hippos resulted in a memorable experience.
Written August 18, 2017
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