We spent 4 nights in Marula Lodge in July 2013. The hosts Mike and Jenny were fabulous and we enjoyed the visits of the gigantic guests with trunks and tusks every night! Great lodge at affordable prices with excellent food and hosts. Highly recommend it to anyone.
We stayed in the tents for one night and moved to the regular rooms for the remaining nights. Tent experience was unique with battery powered lanterns and mosquito nets. Rooms are decent and spacious. The bathrooms may need some face-lift, but in general very good and satisfactory.
Food was excellent - they took care of all the meals for us, and there was always more than enough food all the time. We enjoyed their pastas, pizza, lasagna, and the vegetable curry. Both morning and evening game drives bring additional snacks and drinks in the game drive.
Nightly visitors (sometimes daytime too) were awesome. Elephants and hippos cross the river and regularly visit the lodge. Many times, the elephants will be grazing next to the dining room while we have our dinner. Hippos come out late night, graze the grass, and go back to the river in the morning. During our stay, elephants were at the lodge every night.
Overall, our experience with Marula was superb and highly recommend it to anyone visiting South Luangwa National Park in Zambia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a family-run, family-friendly lodge that prides itself in offering excellent service, food and adventure at budget friendly prices. Our rooms are guaranteed to be comfortable and clean; we have few airs and graces and can promise a wonderful time to all who visit. Our wildlife is amazing and we often have a family of elephants or a giraffe wandering through the camp. We look forward to welcoming you to Marula Lodge! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Marula Lodge Zambia/South Luangwa National Park