In a classic position just upstream from the main Mfuwe Bridge, Marula is reached by turning right towards the Croc Farm (and the old Flatdogs site), just before entering the park over the bridge. Despite its beautiful position, this camp is not well known, perhaps because it caters mainly for local visitors from the surrounding Zambian provinces.
Marula's seven chalets are dotted over well-kept lawns and built like conventional rooms. Asbestos sheets have been used under thatch, with low ceilings and concrete floors. Most chalets are family rooms, sharing a shower and toilet between two twin-bedded rooms. Each has small, louvered windows that contribute to a slight feeling of claustrophobia.
There is also one twin-bed chalet, a pleasant airy bar and a dining area. The camp's focal point is a large double-storey building that contains a comfy lounge for guests, with TV and video on the ground floor, and a simple dormitory with ten mattresses and a fan upstairs.
Guests at Marula usually arrive with their own food, which they can cook by themselves or with the help of one of the camp's chefs. Fridges and freezers are provided. Game drives and walks are usually available. This is a very simple camp, used more by local businesspeople than anyone from overseas.