the perfect Bush-Spa Experience

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Africa has abundance of therapeutic plant life

At the Bush-Spa we are well known for our professional treatments using as much as indigenous produce as possible.
 Our award winning Spa is famous for, among others, our Kigelia Africana Facials and Touching Massage therapies, but the team is also offering some additional therapies really giving you that touch with Nature.

Hints & Tips for visiting our world of Spa

Spa's all over the world operate differently. Since there are not too many Spa's located inside a National Park and even less constantly surrounded by an abundance of wildlife, the Bush-Spa team thought to give a few hints and tips.
The location and our Flora & Fauna neighbours make the Bush-Spa unique! There are plenty places in the world where one can have a massage, but only a few where your massage might be extended due to unique sightings of visiting wildlife.

Unexpected visitors

The Bush-Spa is located inside South Luangwa National Park, unspoiled and wild animals roam free!
This makes the Spa not only unique, but also asks for some understanding of delays due to local and unexpected visitors.

Relaxing with stunning views

Best of Luangwa Wellness 

Especially elephants frequently visit the lodge and Spa, whereas guests at all time must be aware of their presence.

Of course you can only but enjoy the sightings of not just elephants, but other wildlife too.

Where else in the world can one enjoy the benefits of Aqua therapy whilst watching the hippo's taking their own bath just below the deck?

The therapists are aware of the unique location and will at all times adjust their treatment enabling you to continue your safari whilst having a relaxing treatment! 

the fine print for your Bush-Spa experience

General Spa info

The Spa team is there to pamper you, so if you wish to enjoy a sunrise or sunset session this is all possible and actually pretty amazing, so do give us some notice!

Opening hours of the Bush-Spa

Being located on an open deck overlooking the lagoon, 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 standard opening hours of the Bush-Spa are daily between 07:30 and 16:15 hours. By prior arrangements, appointments may be booked outside these hours – but we do need a bit of warning!

Individuals, but also couples are especially welcomed, and are catered for with a selection of packages that help them share their Spa experience.

Prices and service selections are subject to change without prior notice. 

As the Bush-Spa is an adult-orientated atmosphere, the admittance of children under the age of 14 is on special request only.  

Bush-Spa Appointments & Reservations 

Self-drive & Spa visits


Fresh Vegetables

Smaller Sellers

At the Bush-Spa

Arriving at our Spa 

Please check in at the Spa Reception Desk 5 minutes prior to your first appointment. This allows you to take in the beautiful scenery and share a nice herbal tea. Unfortunately, late arrivals may not always receive an extension of scheduled treatments, so as not to inconvenience other spa guests.
To begin your relaxation, it's recommended to have a lovely warm shower prior to your services.

Whilst enjoying the welcoming Foot Ceremony, you are encouraged to disclose any pertinent health conditions (any physical, medical or allergy concerns) that may affect your Spa experience. This to ensure that your therapist will provide you with the best possible experience and to assure your maximum safety and comfort.
If you are uncomfortable with having any particular part of your body massaged; please alert your therapist before the treatment begins.

Know that our entire team has been vaccinated, but should need more information about your and our safety, please contact us if our safety page leaves questions unanswered.

Dress code during treatments

All about you


A "touching" gift

Smaller Sellers


"If you really want to indulge, book a treatment at the spa.

Looking out and listening to the hippos whilst having a relaxing massage is an experience you will never forget!"

- Kingairloch -


"Lying on the massage bed listening to the birds and hippos.

With open air treatment rooms the whole experience was very special and the standard of the treatments was excellent.. "

- Karen - Australia


"We cannot forget the spa treatments that we all got...

Everyone raved about each of their treatment(s) and it was truly great to be pampered and let go of all the stress"

- Exco Excursion - 


The Bush-Spa & Retreats Ltd.
South Luangwa National Park
Box 58
Mfuwe, Zambia
Tel: +260 979 306826

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