Mushroom Lodge Safari Getaway ~ Zambia
Mushroom Presidential House
The Mushroom Presidential House, a unique site on the Mfuwe Lagoon inside the South Luangwa Park, was originally built in the early seventies to accommodate the Head of State and his VIP guests.
Following the collapse of the UNIP government in 1991, Mushroom House was left abandoned until Matula Investments won the concession to re-develop the Mushroom Presidential house, and Mushroom Lodge as a commercial tourism development.
The property has been developed in such a way as to retain the heritage value of its historical past whilst adding value in terms of an appropriate range of amenities and facilities conducive for a full service modern safari lodge.
History of the President’s Lodge
Mushroom House became ‘home away from home’ for the then president, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, and with the late Norman Carr, (one of the original founders of the Park) was involved in the original siting for the House.
During his tenure as president of Zambia,
Dr. Kaunda spent as much time as he could at Mushroom House;”‘it was a very good place for rest and reflection” but, having said that, Dr.Kaunda
still met with luminaries such as the late ANC President Oliver Tambo amongst other dignitaries and, at times, Mushroom House was
… a wonderful place from which to lead the country.