Where You Will Find Us
Getting to Mvuu
International flight into Zambia (Lusaka, Livingstone or Mfuwe) and a charter flight to Royal Air Strip. This is a dirt air strip which is used by the surround loges and is only a 30 min scenic transfer / game drive through the Chiawa Game Management area to the lodge.
From Lusaka we can arrange a road transfer to Mvuu Lodge. Alternatively you can hire a vehicle and explore the road on your own. From Lusaka it is a 2 hour drive to Chirundu (a border town on the Zambezi River) and another 2 ½ hours to Mvuu on a dirt road . Only a high clearance vehicle and 4x4’s are suitable for this road. From Chirundu there is an 11km gravel road to the pontoon across the Kafue River which operates form 06:00 – 18:00. The cost is around U$20 per trip/car.
For the more adventurous there is the Leopard Hills road from Lusaka to Mvuu Lodge. This road is definitely for 4x4 only and if possible its best to travel in convoy. It is a spectacular and breathtaking road through the Zambezi Escarpment down to the Lower Zambezi Valley.
If you prefer a more relaxed transfer we can meet you at Gwabi where you can leave your vehicle and relax on our boat all the way to the lodge. This scenic transfer takes about 1h 15min.
From / to Lusaka
With a charter flight it takes about ½ hour from Lusaka to Royal air strip. By car it takes about 2 hours to the border town of Chirundu (130 km) and another 2 ½ hours to Mvuu.
From / to Livingstone
With a charter flight it takes about 2 hours from Livingstone to Royal air strip. By car it takes about 7 hours to Chirundu (496 km) plus another 2 ½ hrs to Mvuu
International arrivals into Zambia can be made through Lusaka, Livingstone, and Mfuwe International Airports. Many airlines fly in and out of Lusaka International Airport, including Zambian Airways, British Airways, South African Airways, Air France, etc. Zambian Airways are now flying 4 times a week between Johannesburg and Livingstone on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Proflight offers scheduled and charter flights into the Lower Zambezi & are often the fastest and best way to go.