Availability: 1 Jun – 31 Oct & 1 Apr-31 May & 1 Nov-5 Jan
Kafunta River Lodge, South Luangwa, Zambia
Kafunta River Lodge is a classic Zambian safari lodge, combining all the essentials for a great safari, including its spectacular location at the edge of the floodplain. Beyond the plain, lies the Luangwa River – one of the best game viewing areas in the magical South Luangwa National Park. This is indeed the premier park in Zambia and one of the best national parks in all of Africa.
The floodplain and waterhole in front of the lounge is a haven for all sorts of animals. Be it a family of elephants, a few giraffes, an inquisitive puku, a discreet water-monitor lizard, a couple of saddle-billed storks or our resident fish eagle, there is always something to observe. Our photographic hide is the perfect place to photograph these daily visitors.
Fig Tree SPA
Tucked away at the foot of the giant fig tree, our intimate Spa offers a variety of massages and treatments designed to spoil you with a moment of pure bliss and relaxation. A great addition to your safari experience. Discreetly set at the edge of the property, our gym hut is available for the fitness aficionados.
Game drives are our favorite activity at Kafunta River Lodge. They start with the exciting river crossing at the pontoon, laying just minutes away from the lodge and giving access to more remote areas with extraordinarily good wildlife.
.Accommodation .Two game-viewing activities per day
.All meals and snacks & Local drinks (excluding premium brands)
.VAT, national park entry fees and bed levies, Luangwa Conservation & Community Levy
.Laundry and transfers from and to Mfuwe Airport and in between camps
.Items of personal nature
.Tips, Premium brands, Travel Insurance
WHY CHOOSE KAFUNTA RIVER LODGE?
You can absorb the stunning location and, while darkness falls, enjoy sumptuous candle lit meals under a vast African night sky, whilst watching as animals of all types come to the floodlit waterhole, a simply magical experience.
The wildlife hide underneath the deck is also the perfect place to enjoy a spot of birding or photography during the hottest part of the day.
Kafunta River Lodge has its own pontoon 5 minutes from the lodge and this adventurous river crossing takes you into the more remote areas of the park, giving access to extraordinarily good wildlife encounters.
8 Standard chalets on stilts
2 Luxury suites with mezzanine (up to 4 people)
Magnificent views of the river from each chalet
En-suite bathroom with shower and two sinks (and separate bathtub for the suites)
Walk-in mosquito nets with ceiling fan
Coffee-making set and table fridge
NATURAL HOT TUB
Next to the bar is our infinity pool and the only natural hot tub in the Luangwa Valley, fed from a natural geothermal source on Kafunta’s grounds.
With an average temperature of 37 degrees, the water is very therapeutic, added to which are the magnificent views over the flood plain and the Luangwa River.
During cooler nights from May to July, this truly is the perfect ending to an eventful day’s safari.
SAFARI LODGE CHALETS & LUXURY SUITES
At Kafunta River Lodge, each of the luxury private chalets, the main lounge and the dining decks overlook the game-rich floodplain. Our eight safari chalets stand on raised wooden platforms and have thatched roofs and private viewing decks.
They are pleasantly decorated to match the local style. We also have two spacious luxury suites with extra-large en-suite bathrooms. Each suite features a cosy mezzanine with additional day beds and an open balcony.
All rooms have comfortable sitting areas with coffee and tea facilities and a small fridge stocked with refreshing drinks.
LODGE LOUNGE & DINING
Central to the lodge is our relaxing lounge and dining area, thatched in a traditional African style.
The extensive decks lead to the stunning and undisturbed view of the plain and its frequent wild visitors. So many stylish places to unwind: the sofas near the wild mango tree, the cosy fireplace or the reclining sunbeds by the infinity pool.
When the night comes, enjoy sumptuous candlelit meals under the vast African sky, in company of the hippos wallowing in the waterhole or the while-tailed mongoose scurrying by. Your safari never really ends!