- Game drives
- Crossing the Luangwa River via pontoon
- Cuisine and cold beers
- Friendly staff
- Views out over the floodplain
- Natural hot spring tub
- Lodge type; Bush Camp
- Location; South Luangwa
- Lodge size; 10 Chalets
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
Kafunta River Lodge, a classic Luangwa and Zambian safari lodge located overlooking a spectacular floodplain just outside of the South Luangwa National Park.
This area of the South Luangwa National Park is best suited for games drives and is ideal for those interested in wildlife and birdlife sightings as well as photography.
An affordable and friendly lodge that is perfectly located for anyone looking to explore and experience all that the South Luangwa has to offer. Great wildlife and birdlife, fantastic cuisine, friendly staff and highly experienced guides. What more could one ask for?
Rooms and Suites
Kafunta River Lodge offers up eight safari chalets and two luxury suites, ten accommodation options in total.
The thatched safari chalets offer private viewing decks, large bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms facilities with flushing toilet and hot water showers.
The two spacious luxury suites feature large bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms facilities including his and hers hand basins, flushing toilet, shower and a free-standing bathtub. Additionally, each suite features a cosy mezzanine level with additional day beds and an open balcony.
- 220V electricity
- Tea-coffee station
- Lock up safe
- Walk-in mosquito nets
- Ceiling fans
Cuisine and Wine
The cuisine at River Lodge is up there with the best in the region no matter the time of day, from early morning tea to brunch to high teat all the way through to dinner, one is in for a treat.
When the night comes, enjoy a sumptuous candlelit four-course dinner under the vast African sky.
Certain dietary requests can be catered for with advanced notice.
The central guest area at Kafunta River Lodge is about those views out over and into the South Luangwa National Park teeming with wildlife and birdlife year-round.
The covered thatch area offers guests a lounge, indoor dining room, a fully stocked bar, a cosy fireplace and a small library; this entire area is open fronted with stunning views.
Numerous viewing decks feature outdoor dining locations, outdoor lounging areas, a sunken firepit, and a large swimming pool with an adjoining natural hot spring tub. All decks offer up outstanding vistas out over the floodplain and beyond.
Complimentary WiFi is available near the indoor lounge.
The main safari activities at Kafunta River Lodge are game drives; game drives in general start with an exciting pontoon crossing from which one has access into the South Luangwa National Parks wild and remote areas.
All-in-all, River Lodge is best for game drives.
Additional safari activities available;
- Morning game drive
- Afternoon game drive combined with a night drive
- All-day drive (upon request)
- Bushwalking option
- Private safaris (prior reservation necessary)
- Wildlife photographic hide
- Visit Project Luangwa
- Cultural village tour
Spa and Wellness
Kafunta River Lodge offers guests a small and intimate Spa, and Wellness option tucked away under a giant fig tree, a fantastic addition to any safari experience. A variety of massages and treatments are on offer.
For the fitness aficionados out there, a gym is discreetly located at the edge of the lodge for total privacy.
Rates from US$ 485.00 per person
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in US Dollar
*Rates may vary according to season
- Two game-viewing activities per day
- all meals and snacks
- Local drinks
- VAT, national park entry fees and bed levies
- Luangwa Conservation and Community Levy
- Transfers from and to Mfuwe Airport and between camps
- All flights
- Additional transfers
- Premium branded drinks
- Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature