Munga Eco-Lodge is an oasis of tranquility and natural beauty conveniently located at the southern edge of Livingstone, Zambia, only a few kilometres from the Victoria Falls.
The lodge, comprising five chalets with central dining, bar and lounge facilities, and a natural swimming pool, is subtly integrated into the African bush (“Munga” means acacia tree). Afro-centric in design, the buildings merge with their natural environment. Guests can relax under a canopy of trees, surrounded by thickets and grasses, and may be serenaded by birds.
The lodge endeavours to operate in a sustainable manner. It has many innovative features that will appeal to the culture enthusiast and the environmentally-conscious tourist. These include use of rammed earth walls and thatched roofs for all the buildings. Most indoor fixtures were made by local artisans.
Restaurant meals include local and international cuisine. The lodge garden contributes organic produce.
A very special feature of the site is the biological swimming pool. Water is cleansed biologically, through the metabolic activity of aquatic plants, and physically, by way of filtration through stone aggregates. Additional water quality is achieved by keeping it in constant motion with the help of pumps, weirs and a fountain.
Wi-Fi and Internet Services are available. The lodge has an activity center through which a host of tourist outings can be booked.
The lodge owners have made an outreach commitment in support of the Cowboy Cliff Orphanage and Community School. By booking bicycle tours of the City of Livingstone or rides along the banks of the Zambezi River, guests can support this community cause.
We are closely allied with Savannah Southern Safaris for bird-watching, game-viewing and local tours.
Munga Eco-Lodge was built by a Zambian/Canadian couple, retired from their careers in medicine and accounting respectively.
Munga is the perfect place to experience the thrill of sleeping in an African rammed earth mud hut, with thatched roof, without forfeiting Western comforts. The chalets are beautiful and offer lots of privacy, each with its own courtyard and space to relax. The bed is large and comfortable, with mosquito nets, and there is an indoor bath and outdoor shower. The eco-pool is one of the nicest I... Read More
- Hannah B
Dublin, South Africa
This is a one-of-a-kind hotel. Instead of motel style rooms, each is designed more like a boma; on entering you first have a very large area for relaxing, part outdoor, part covered. Then the main room has a walk-around bed, with plenty of storage space and a desk. The bathroom is complete with modern fittings, but maintaining a traditional look. Outside there is a shower - and if you... Read More
As the taxi took a secondary and unpaved road, I thought he misunderstood the address or that we were scammed, as soon as I arrived at destination, I was stunned by the beauty of the property, immersed in the most enchanting nature. The staff has been very helpful with every our need, and the quality of food was very good. The room in our cottage was very nice and... Read More
Our family really enjoyed the eco-lodge. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. During our visit, the government shut down the border crossing for a VIP celebration. The staff worked around a shortage of resources to make our stay memorable. The accommodations were just right and anytime of year is a good time to visit Livingstone.