The Lodge and Chalets
The full catering lodge and chalets are well-built, thatched granite or handmade brick buildings set on a rocky outcrop, all with spectacular views and characters of their own. All the rock, handmade. bricks and thatching grass are made or sourced locally, and the local skills have been a great part in the development of Mutinondo Wilderness.
The lodge has four chalets, a self service bar and dining facilities. The chalets are each named after the type of wood used for construction of everything in them, from window frames to the toilet seats - except the roof rafters, which are eucalyptus. All crafted by Dickson Chilufya and his son Peter. Eucalyptus and pine from Shiwa Ngandu has been used in the more recent building and furniture (the Mubanga Annex). Only Mubanga and Musase have dry weather vehicle access. Limited solar lighting and no wifi is available in the chalets. Each chalet has a solar and wood water heater. Limited wifi and solar power for recharging cameras etc are available in the office.
The accommodation rates includes conservation fee, VAT, Service Charge, Tourism Levy, free use of canoes and over 60 km of well maintained scenic tracks (through woodland, along streams, to waterfalls and over granite domes), tea and coffee to order, including morning tea and coffee in your rooms to wake up to, plentiful drinking water from the taps and river and access to a bounty of information through staff and publications in the office, library and bar.
As guests are probably aware, plastic and metal waste can be hazard for wildlife and the environment, even if buried or burnt. We do not have a waste-collection service at Mutinondo Wilderness, so we ask that guests take any non-compostable waste which they generate away with them - so please bring suitable bins or bags for this purpose. Compostable waste - such as food, cardboard and paper (but please no glossy paper) - can be disposed of in the bins provided.