The Bush-Spa & Retreats Ltd.
South Luangwa National Park
Box 58, Mfuwe Eastern Province, Zambia
tel: +260 979 306 826
tel: +260 974 514 030
Email: info@bu

The Bush-Spa in South Luangwa

".... a piece of heaven in what is paradise already"

Set in the beauty of the indigenous bush in Zambia, the Bush-Spa in South Luangwa National Park, creates a sanctuary of pure simplicity for those seeking tranquillity and rejuvenation of mind, body and soul.

image courtesy of Dana Allan for the Bushcampcompany

Part of the stunning Mfuwe Lodge complex, a separate entrance leads you from the parking lot to the award winning Bush-Spa and as you enter through the exterior wooden doors you enter your own private world.

The sounds of the Fish Eagle crying for his partner, the grunts of the hippopotamus in the lagoon, aromatic herbal sticks and sweet smelling oil burners exuding exotic aromas.

The owner run Bush-Spa could not have a more convenient location. Game viewing can even continue while having a nice herbal bath or African foot reflexology massage!

About Bush-Spa treatments

A relaxing holistic treatment is the ideal way to break up a tiring safari, with early morning and late afternoon activities often leaving ample time during mid day "siesta".

Dreamy settings at the Bush-Spa

The setting is dreamy, on a secluded deck next to a lagoon that sees permanent heavy hippo traffic and a wide diversity of other animal visitors. This provides a unique soundtrack to your treatment, with the constant grunt and gurgle of hippo pods given a more musical backing by birdsong and antelope alarm calls.

The Spa menu changes constantly, as our focus us lies on the use of local ingredients which are seasonal. An extensive range of spa treatments from African, Eastern, and Western traditions will ensure that every need is catered to.

In the selection of their products the Bush-Spa confirms their commitment to create a truly unique African experience for their guest with a discerning appetite for natural beauty and true natural experiences.

Couples room overlooking the lagoon

A quick glance at the Bush-Spa

  • The Bush-Spa has individual and couples’ treatment rooms, and an open air wet deck featuring a "lagoon tub" for heavenly aqua treatments.

  • All rooms are open-sided compartments that allow you to enjoy the living soundtrack and feel the natural breeze in your hair.

  • The treatment menu includes all the classic spa staples with a local twist, utilising indigenous African oils and local techniques to offer intriguing options such as an African Goddess Anti-Ageing Facial, a Luangwa Valley Mud Wrap and the varied Big Five Pampering Aqua Packages.

  • The Bush-Spa is open daily during daylight hours.
    Being located on an open deck overlooking the lagoons, calls for stunning views, but also has a negative side. As soon as the sun sets, the mosquitoes become very active, making treatments in the evening hours very uncomfortable and therefore mostly not done.



The Bush-Spa created unique, signature treatments using indigenous plant ingredients.

 Professional Massage techniques, Facials and Body works from all over the world are combined with ancient African holistic practices.

This results in a truly unique African Spa experience to the highest standards.

"The soothing chuntering from the hippos in the pool below is the perfect accompaniment to a strong and soothing massage. Nathalie and her team are excellent"

"It is magical. Highly recommended for a moment of relaxing after scaling the bumpy roads of the game drives"

Latest Thoughts..... follow us!

"2 spa appointment in 2 days....the treatment selection is good and the service at the spa is wonderful. The ladies are passionate about their treatments and make you wanna come back.."
  -  Mr. Lynot T. Kitwe, Zambia -


"I had the opportunity to get a massage at this amazing, perfectly located and nature embracing Spa. Hippos in the background singing their grumpy songs and a well-educated staff made this a awesome experience. My body has never felt so relaxed and zen like that moment. Lovely, thanks!"
                                             - S.deKoning, Netherlands -


 Photo by Dana Allan for BCC