tep off the safari lodge regimen for a few days and enjoy them in a private cottage for two which overlooks the Luangwa River. Although located 40 kms from Mfuwe (gateway to South Luangwa National Park), MU’s two cottages are just 8 kms from South Luangwa National Park’s most southerly gate of Lusangazi so you can still game drive or go on a guided walk. Or you can simply soak in the view from your cottage of the Luangwa River and the elephants, buffalo, and other wildlife which come to drink there.
The big attraction here is privacy and control. If you are tired after a week of lodge drums calling you to meals and shared game drives, but you still can’t bear the thought of returning home just yet and leaving the bush behind, then a few nights at Malama Umoyo might be right for you.
New as of 2021: Malama’s new owners have constructed a new dining and bar area which allows them to fully cater meals for guests. The new dining area consists of a thatched structure with deck with great views overlooking the river and flood plain. Self-catering remains an option as well.