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Kafunta River Lodge

Kafunta River Lodge is a classic Zambian safari lodge located in a game rich area of the Luangwa Valley overlooking the floodplains of the Luangwa River.

It is built around a semi-evergreen wild mango tree and thatched in the traditional style offering panoramic views over the park and river. There are easy access points into the Park and the lodge is only a 45 minute drive from Mfuwe airport.

The Lodge offers 8 spacious chalets, with private bathrooms and stunning views from each verandah, and 2 luxury chalets with additional up-stairs viewing deck. In the centre of the Lodge is a spacious bar and dining area with a large deck. Adjacent to the bar is a small pool and the only natural hot spring tub in the Luangwa valley. The unique hot spring tub owes its existence to the fact that Kafunta River Lodge was built on top of a natural hot spring offering a constant temperature of 38 degrees.

 

Style

The Lodge offers 8 spacious chalets, with private bathrooms and stunning views from each verandah, and 2 luxury chalets with additional up-stairs viewing deck.

Rooms

10

Open Season

Open 01 Apr – 04 Jan

Safari Experience

Highly qualified guides take you on exciting game drives and share their extensive knowledge of the African bush with you.

Kafunta River Lodge is located in a wilderness area and as the Camp and the National Park are not fenced wild animals come through the Lodge frequently.

The stunning floodplain in front of the Lodge is teeming with wildlife and you can enjoy this view from the privacy of your room or the main area; the Safari never ends!

Wildlife & Birdlife

The national park is 9,050 square km in size and home to over 420 species of birds and over 60 species of mammals.

The park is renowned for its high population of leopards which are commonly seen on night drives, large herds of elephant as well as great numbers of hippo and crocodile in the river.

Lions are commonly seen in South Luangwa National Park and it is the only place in the world where they are known to kill hippos.

The lion prides here include up to 20 animals!

Indigenous species to Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park are the Thornicroft giraffe and the Cookson’s wildebeest.

Added Extras

Dinners on the deck and tree hide overlooking the floodplain.

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