Mfuwe International Airport

Mfuwe International Airport was opened in mid 70’s as a domestic airport to service the South Luangwa National Game Park , which is one of the largest national game parks in Zambia. The airport gained its International status in 1995 when it was gazetted as a port of entry and exit. The airport serves over twenty lodges and campsites.

It has a runway measuring 2.2 km long. Its location in the middle of the South Luangwa National Park makes it convenient for flight connections to most tourist destinations in Zambia and in the region. There are daily flights from Lusaka to Mfuwe and direct flights from Mfuwe to Lilongwe.

There are plans to provide for additional connections with other tourist destinations like Mombassa, Victoria Falls, Kariba, Harare and Johannesburg. The terminal building has a capacity to handle 100,000 passengers per year.

The Contact addres is:

The Airport Manager
Mfuwe Airport
National Airports Corporation Limited
P.O Box 2
TELEFAX: 260-6-245006

Mfuwe Airport (IATA: MFU, ICAO: FLMF) is an airport serving Mfuwe, a settlement in the Eastern Province of Zambia. It is 119km from Chipata, the provincial headquarters.

Airport information

Mfuwe International Airport is an airport with an average temperature of 36.3 degrees Celsius. Situated 1841 feet above mean sea level. It serves the tourism industry based on the nearby South Luangwa National Park and other wildlife areas in the Luangwa Valley. It is one of the four international airports under National Airports Corporation Limited. Mfuwe has no direct intercontinental/International scheduled flights.


The airport has one runway designated 09/27 with an asphalt (flexible pavement) surface measuring 2,200 x 30 metres (7,218 ft × 98 ft). Runway is equipped with an Instrument Approach (VOR and NDB), no touchdown zone (TDZ, Approach lighting system except for the edge lights, Precision Approach Path Indicators (PAPI) and red stop bars.