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Health & Wellness

Are you feeling exhausted or looking for a weekend trip to pamper yourself and your friends away from your hectic lifestyle, look no further than Mukalya. Our expert trained spa therapists value the importance of creating a tranquil space that will help you relax in peace surrounded by nature and help you ease your stress and relax. The highlight of our SPA is that we are the only reserve to have a sauna overlooking the Lower Zambezi with a private splash pool to cool off in and enjoy the views. We provide all our SPA treatments in the privacy of your own room as well as at the main SPA center. Mukalya is fortunate to be one of the only reserves in Zambia located nearby to Sulfur-rich hot springs that have natural healing benefits to skin irritations & infections, arthritic pain, menopausal symptoms and digestive disorders. For the ultimate spa expense at Mukalya we advise you to prebook and contact us for any special requirements. 

Treatments & Sauna


Mukalya offers all SPA treatments and therapies in the privacy of your own room or we can arrange to set up a tailor bush spa treatment for you in the reserve or at the Sulfur-rich hot springs at an additional expense. Please have a look at our SPA Menu for more details. The standard hours of the sauna at Mukalya are in the mornings at 06:30 - 08:30 AM and in the evenings at 06:30 - 08:30 PM. However, if you would like to use the sauna out of the standard times we suggest you contact us a four hours in advance to be arranged at an additional cost. 

Hot Springs

Source of Hot Spring

For many centuries people have been traveling to hot springs to detox as a natural treatment for various health reasonsWhile bathing in the sulfur-rich springs your body will absorb minerals such as carbon dioxide, sulphur, calcium, magnesium, and lithium which aid in the following: 

  1. Reduce stress

  2. Physical and mental relaxation

  3. Stimulation of the immune system

  4. Relieve arthritic pain 

  5. Heal skin conditions like rashes & eczema 


Rooftop Gym Captured By Patrick Bentley Photography

Enjoy a refreshing early morning or late evening workout on our rooftop gym situated on top of our sauna area. If you prefer to change scenery while you workout, we suggest you take a jog or walk around the reserve which is safe from dangerous predators and allows you to get up close to our animals.

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