A passer-by found the man’s remains and alerted other members of their tribe.
The attack comes at a time of year when lions are known to prowl near human territory looking for new mates.
A source said: “This man was badly eaten by the lion. The issue is that this is the mating season for the lions so they move a lot.”
Last month another local was rushed to Nyimba district hospital and stayed for weeks of treatment after being savaged by one of the aggressive cats.
And last week a woman was attacked and eaten by a lion after it escaped from a game reserve in Kenya.