Guest Book

We think that Marula Lodge offers the best budget accommodation and safaris into South Luangwa National Park, but don't just take our word for it! These comments have been taken directly from our guest book at the lodge (thanks to our lovely guests). In the future we hope to have the facility for online comments. Enjoy!

Amazing! Thank you! In Norway we never see elephants in the garden and we never hear the sound of hippos. J Henning, Lene, Vilde, Ingrid - Norway 03.08.2012



Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Spectacular wildlife! Warm and friendly reception! Great staff! Zikomo Kwambiri! -  Karl –Sydney Australia 19.07.2012



What a wonderful place and what fantastic people. Couldn’t have had a better stay (hence my extention).. I know I will be back very soon and will tell everyone I know about this place – Alice – UK – 08.07.12


Thank you to Mike and Jenny and the staff at Marula for an incredible stay. You’ve exceeded our expectations and made S. Luangwa a very special place for us. All the best!! Jessica – South Africa 16.06.2012


Well what can I say!!?? What a beautiful place, a slice of heaven, we were treated like royalty. Marvelous hosts, wonderful staff, made to feel part of the family, reluctant to leave and will most definitely be back.  Thank U! Dawn and Bryan - -UK – 17.05.2012


Supercalifragilisticexpialidotious stay!! Diane, David, Matthew and Abigail – Dubai. 17.04.2012


Thoroughly enjoyed the week here through the emerald season shades. Thanks and all the best. Lucas – Switzerland – 11.02.2012



‘Blew our expectations out of the water. Staff was exceptional. We loved James and all the other guys.  Wonderful setting for our engagement. Thank you for making it special.’ Craig and Ann - Memphis Tennessee USA 21.12.11


‘Thank you for your hospitality. Your staff are wonderful. Life at home won’t be the same, no elephants or hippos! Hope to be back soon and we saw 2 leopards in one trip - .magic! And loads of lions!’  Mike and Carol Banbury UK 23.10. 11


‘What an amazing experience. Food was absolutely incredible, staff friendly, helpful and enjoy their jobs.’
‘Safari was breathtaking. Loved the elephants and the hippos wandering around the camp. A great way to end our honeymoon’.  Lindsay and Michael - British Columbia, Canada. 08.10.11


‘Everything was brilliant and we saw more than we expected on safari! Huge thanks to Andrew and James for their excellent guidance on the game drives’. Tom and Becky - London UK19.09.11


‘Wonderful. The best lodge so far and have wonderful views. Elephants had breakfast with us.’ Giuseppe - Italy 12.08.11


‘Marula Lodge is a real find! We’ve had an amazing time and will recommend to everyone! Sightings of Lion and leopard were very special. It is legend…Wonderful staff and atmosphere. We will be back!’  Tallulah and Jo - England 20.07.11


‘We loved our time here! Owners and staff are great. Service was excellent, food is wonderful. Thank you.’ Tatyana – Russia / USA 12.06.11


‘An amazing 4 days in paradise. Our game drives were all we could have hoped for and we fell in love with the hippos snorting in the river.  Great food extreme tranquility, and Jenny and Mike were the best hosts.’ Debi - Dubai 07.05.11


‘We had a wonderful time here and enjoyed our spectacular safari drives.  The hospitality, flexibility and thoughtfulness was noted throughout the day! Thank you ALL!’  The Naults USA and Malawi 1.05.11


‘GREAT. AMAZING GENIAL! Merci – thank you.’  Gontier family, Marseille France 16.04.11



‘It was delightful staying here. The scenery is beautiful, the food was really delicious but the people who work here are exceptional!  Many thanks.’ Jay - Washington DC USA 12.03.11


'One of the best days I've had in a long time (giraffes, elephants, leopard,lions, buffalo...night drive was crazy too) and great chef/vegetarian food, nice staff...2 nights were not enough'. Lara - Hamburg Germany 15.02.11

Had a wonderful stay here.Staff is great, food delicious and wildlife abundant! thanks for a wonderful time. Max - Holland 15.02.11

We have been made to feel like "honoured guests" - lovely AND we saw 2 leopards. Thank you and good luck! The Prodgers -UK.


"Amazing, a beautiful park and a wonderful place to stay. Thanks very much" Nic, UK, 22/01/2011


"This was my second time to stay here. I fell deeply in love with the place the first day!" Michael, Zambia, 07/01/2011


"Magical setting, great food and heart warming hospitality from a fantastic staff! Weather was kind to us and we had good sightings - special sunsets!" Hazel, South Africa, 06/01/2011


"Fantastic lodge! Great service! Amazing drives!" Danny, Taiwan, 17/12/2010


"I had an amazing time - I could sit and stare at the river forever. Even got a fleeting 'glimpse' of leopard! Will be back as soon as I can!" Rebecca, UK, 08/12/2010


"I consider myself more than lucky: I came for work but ended up as a local tourist! I have seen so many animals in one day! Your hospitality and staff is simply fantastic!" Kabuswe, Zambia, 12/11/2010


"Received the warmest of welcomes by Jenny. The bar guys are great, kitchen staff excellent, overall campsite very well kept. Jenny, don't stop smiling with your clients, we love you." Yousef, Zambia, 05/11/2010


"My stay was marvelous and thanks to all members of staff for the car they gave us." Patson, 30/10/2010, Zambia


"Amazing place, lovely people, plenty of animals, lots of fun. All the best, we'll spread the word!" Anja, Belgium, 20/10/2010


"Thank you Jenny and all at Marula Lodge for an amazing stay! Your hospitality, setting, staff and animals are all fantastic. Lots of hippos, elephants, snakes in bar! Hope to come back soon and stay longer!" Andrew, South Africa, 20/10/2010


"The people at the lodge treated us like we were royalty. I loved the animals walking on the grounds. The safari drives with James are a life time memory." Pat, Hawaii, USA. 09/10/2010


"We would just say THANK YOU for a wonderful time here at Marula Lodge. We loved your food, hospitality and the surroundings! It's not common in Norway to wake up because of grazing hippos!" Marielle, Tiril, Per, Ase and Liliane, Norway, 18/09/2010


"Most comfortable and friendly place of our travels! Rare to experience such a friendly family atmosphere and so nice staff! Thanks a lot for having some wonderful fays to all of you!" Katrina and Lisa, Austria, 15/09/2010


"Difficult to produce a superlative good enough to explain how friendly and accommodating the staff are. Best wishes for a bright future." Robbie and Ellie, UK, 07/09/2010


"Staying at Marula Lodge is like staying at your own family's home" Christina, 02/09/2010


"Enjoyed every minute of our stay, in-house hippos and elephants, exciting game drives but most of all the hospitality offered and the warm welcoming staff. 10 Lions!!" Julie, Australia, 27/08/2010


"Not enough words to explain how we feel - a wonderful, warm welcome, lovely place, elephant and hippo neighbours and basketmaking lessons too! We're saving up to come back..." Liz, UK, 09/08/2010


"What a wonderful staff and experience! Thank you for all the special attention!" Susan, USA, 02/08/2010


"What a privilege to stay! Beautiful setting, incredibly abundant game and birds, wonderful staff! What more could one ask for? Elephants and hippos on tap (literally!) and the grub was delicious!" Paddy and Cindy, Dubai, 27/07/2010


"A Godsend...simply fantastic: collection to drop off, the food and the drives. Beautiful location, better staff. Best of luck with the lodge!" Conor, David, Aisly, John and Diarmaid, Ireland, 25/07/2010


"Fabulous, fabulous, beautiful - wonderful staff and loved it all! Good luck with your venture!" Tanya, Francois and Siena, Malawi, 25/07/2010

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