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Kafunta River Lodge

Discover Kafunta River Lodge

Found on the banks of the Luangwa River, Kafunta River Lodge is situated in a riverside forest with the South Luangwa National Park as a backdrop. The lodge provides guests with classic Zambian accommodation and fantastic game-viewing experiences, with highly trained guides sharing their knowledge and expertise.

All of the rooms provide views of the Luangwa River and are raised on wooden platforms. There are 8 private safari chalets and an additional 2 suites which can take up to 4 people. With a wild mango tree rising from its center the lodge dining and lounge area is ideal for taking a break on a sunny day, relaxing under the tree's shady branches while the campfire is a focal point for meeting and greeting and listening to the guides' tales of adventures in the wilderness. The lodge also boasts a pool, a natural hot tub, and a wellness hideout for massages and taking it easy.

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Expert View

  • Spectacular views over the floodplains
  • In one of the best game viewing areas of the South Luangwa
  • A relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff
  • Great value for money

At a glance

  • 8 Chalets & 2 Luxury Suites
  • 6 Years +
  • 1 April - 5 January
  • Family Rooms
  • All Inclusive

Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"The camp combines well with its sister camps Island Bush Camp and Three Rivers Camps which are traditional bush camps and far more remote. They provide a chance to explore on the area foot."

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