The Bush Spa

The Bush Spa offers unique and delectable treatments using indigenous plant ingredients from the African "bush". 

Located in South Luangwa National Park on a private deck with views over the Mfuwe Lodge lagoon, the Bush-Spa is a perfect way to enjoy another aspect of your safari holiday. 

After spending hours in a vehicle looking for animals you can choose to get a massage, facial or body work. 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”. 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.

The Bush-Spa massage therapists are highly trained and use techniques based on ancient African holistic practices and from all around the world. The Bush-Spa menu changes constantly, as its focus lies on the use of local ingredients which are seasonal. With an extensive range of spa treatments from African, Eastern, and Western traditions they ensure that every need is catered for. 

Touching massages

A range of high quality massages are available to choose from. Some are traditional favourites, whilst others are original fusions of them. Even Signature therapies are available, designed and adapted for use in the bush area of South Luangwa. There are therapies to choose from; traditional Swedish therapy, Deep Tissue, Holistic variations, Herbal oils, to Hot Stone, Ultra Relaxing Body Lotion, Detoxifying Balm and even Thai Yoga massages are on offer.

Foot work

All therapies are complemented by a herbal flora foot bath; however therapists can focus a bit more on your feet and ease those air-plane ankles or tight muscles after your walking safaris. Have a relaxing seat and enjoy the view, while been taken care of your feet.

Touching face care treatments

The facials focus on achieving optimum skin health by use of natural products. Therapists have used a small selection of nature's gifts to create a beautiful range of products designed to revitalize and nourish. Infused with essential oils to calm the mind and natural products to pamper the skin, you will be left feeling tranquil and rejuvenated. A touching and relaxing experience, all what you expected it to be and more!

Africa has abundance of plant life and at the Spa embrace this ancient, traditional therapeutic heritage. Taking indigenous remedies to the extreme, therapists follow African traditions by for instance using Luangwa spring mud to exfoliate before a deep cleanse with marula, cocoa and Zambian coffee and moisturizing with Aloe Vera infused cucumber wraps. Anything from in season African Macadamia cream body glows to firming and hydrating Kigelia Africana body wrap and anything in between.

Natural and local ingredients are already adapted to the land and its climate, and using these, make products more environmentally friendly while also helping the local economy. The aim is to create even more Zambian natural products using indigenous ingredients found in South Luangwa and other areas of Zambia. Truly giving the spa guests a piece of Zambia whilst enjoying treatments and a piece of this magnificent country to take home with them!

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

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