Special SEPTEMBER Offer: 15% discount if you rent a cottage for 2 or more days! Use “SepOff17” code. We also offer special prices for expats and residents in Zambia.


  • Low season price per night per cottage (2 guests)                                                US$ 129.00
  • Add US$ 20.00 for every additional guest
  • High season price per night per cottage (2 guests)                                               US$ 159.00
  • Add US$ 25.00 for every additional guest

In the slightly larger cottage ‘Adam’ one extra bed can be placed to accommodate a 5th guest.

Promotion: If you rent both our cottages for two or more days, we have a nice offer for you ! Please ask.

High Season:   From 1st of June until 31st of October

Low Season:    From 1st of May until 31st of May and 1st of November until 1st of December

Closed:              From 1st of December until 30th of April (rainy season, not accessible). Please check on availability in November first.

If you use the option to bring your own staff (max 2), two beds are available in the staff quarter (in the kitchen building) at a charge of US$ 25,00 per night for both beds. This includes the use of the separate toilet and shower (in staff house). If you rent both cottages, the charge for your staff is free.

Price includes:

  1. Accommodation (full clean bedding, towels, solar lights, fresh water, shower, toilet)
  2. Kitchen and BBQ facility plus fire wood
  3. Use of summer hut with long chairs to relax
  4. 24/7 security and guard service
  5. 50 kwacha per cottage per night donation to the local community

And excludes:

  • 1,5% tourism levy, to be paid at check-out (new legislation since March 2017)
  • Freezer use (gas) is charged at US$15,00 per day
  • Game drives, walking safaris, etc (see below)
  • Food and drinks

Please note! You are expected to bring your own food and drinks. In Malama is a shop with very basic supplies. Advice: Do your (last) shopping and refueling in Petauke, Chipata or Mfuwe. However: If you request us well in advance, we can ask the shop keeper to do groceries for you.

Should you wish to add something to your bush experience such as: guided game drive, walking safari, visit local village, etc, please let us know. We will be happy to inform you about qualified independent guides and contact details. As stipulated: we only provide accommodation, but we will do our best to provide guidance in your plans and interests and find you the best solution to make your stay in South Luangwa unforgettable.

Professional film crews

We offer special rates and conditions for professional film crews staying for a long term. Please inform.

Checking in and checking out

Guests are expected to check-out before 11:00 hrs and check-in after 14:00 hrs. Please inform us in advance if you like to check-out later, but do not forget it takes about 2 hours to reach Mfuwe.

Slider malama overview

View from Chindeni Hills on Buffalo’s and Luangwa River (Note: a magnificent experience)

Conditions of Booking and Payment

Full payment is required one month after booking. If you are booking less then 4 weeks before arrival then your booking can only be confirmed after payment. Please note that we can not guarantee your booking when payment arrives too late in our bank account.

Payments can be made by bank transfer as detailed on our invoice. We do not provide credit card or other bank services on site. All payments on site can be made in cash in Zambian Kwachas, US dollars, UK Pounds or Euros.

Bank Details:

Bank: Zanaco Bank. Swift code: ZNCO ZMLU. Branch code: 012606 (Mfuwe). Account numbers: 5300 250 500 132 (US$) or 5300 250 500 233 (Zambian Kwacha), Malama Umoyo Comp Ltd.


The cancellation charge, expressed as a percentage of the total price, is as follows:

91 or more days prior to arrival – 30% (non-refundable deposit)

31-90 days prior to arrival – 50%

0-30 days prior to arrival – 100 %

Insurance Conditions:

Anyone staying at Malama Umoyo Cottages must carry his or her own adequate comprehensive personal travel, cancellation and medical insurance. Please take into consideration that there are no fences and wild animals roam along the cottages freely.

By requesting for a quotation or reservation, you understand and agree to the conditions as mentioned above, unless otherwise agreed.


Unlike some people think by mistake and others by mistake publish on the internet: We are not a campsite. If you rent one or two cottages, in some cases, we may allow adjacent camping. Also we are not a Bed&Breakfast.