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Box 83, Mfuwe, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
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London, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great lodge and what makes it even better is that it really is very good value for money. The central area of the South Luangwa can get very busy but Kafunta does have access to the park via a pontoon which means you do not have to go through the main gate which is a huge advantage.... More

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After a long trip from the UK 3 flights and a safari truck ride we were delighted with the welcome we received at Kafunta Lodge, cheerful faces all waiting to welcome us. We were fortunate enough to have Martin as our guide both here and at the sister bush camp, he was fun and knowledgeable. food was very good and... More

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David B, Public Relations Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the lodge and we're glad to hear that the long journey was well worth it. The tree house is a excellent spot to take your brunch with panoramic views over the flood plains. It does sound like you had some excitement on the way but a golden rule of safaris is elephants always have... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first safari trip to Zambia. Gane and Marshall did a great job in organising what was a complex two centre safari package, with the emphasis on wildlife photography. Arriving at the camp in the late afternoon my immediate response was – wow – what a location. Being a keen and amateur experienced wildlife photographer I was hoping... More

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David B, Public Relations Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of Kafunta River Lodge and Island Bush Camp. The South Luangwa is an excellent destination for wildlife photography, with prolific wildlife and you don't have to worry about another vehicle appearing in the background of your photos. The guide's have a lot of experienced with photographers so, not only can they find the... More

Bath UK
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17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kafunta River Lodge has a fantastic position with tremendous views right over the flood plains. You can watch lots of animals from your own private viewing platform (we were lucky enough to be upgraded to a luxury chalet). We even had lions in front of the lodge one day. The web site does not really do the position justice. The... More

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David B, Public Relations Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and recommendation of Kafunta River Lodge. The flood plain in front of the lodge is certainly a lovely backdrop and you can have excellent wildlife viewing from the deck during meals, relaxing in the pool, from the tree deck or from the privacy of your room. Kafunta has access to a pontoon which allows you... More

England
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135 reviews 135 reviews
73 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having had a British Airways flight delay with knock-on consequences, we were more than ready to start our first trip to Zambia when we arrived at Kafunta. We had one of the two-storey suites which gave great views of animals from the top floor. A very comfortable style of safari! We had arranged to have a private vehicle and guide,... More

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David B, Public Relations Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and we're glad your stay at Kafunta started your safari off in style. The suites are extra special and relaxing on the balcony between game drives and taking in the view is hard to beat. Thanks again for the recommendation. More

switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited South Luangwa and Kafunta River Lodge in August and loved every minute of our stay. We had a fantastic time at the lodge and in the park. The staff and guides do really a great job here. We also visited the Island Camp, which is lovely - many thanks to Klaus and team for the wonderful time we... More

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David B, Public Relations Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Kafunta River Lodge and Island Bush Camp. The South Luangwa is special place and we're pleased that you had a fantastic time with us. You're welcome back any time. More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was our first lodge on our trip to Zambia organised by Imagine Africa and what a wonderful choice. Views from both the main area and the rooms are stunning, a constant moving picture of all the animals. Our guide Martin was fantastic, very knowledgeable and very entertaining. excellent eye site to spot the animals. Leandi and Alex are both... More

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David B, Public Relations Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of the lodge and it's lovely to hear that you had a fantastic experience. You've hit on one of the beauties of Kafunta River Lodge, the wildlife roaming in front means that you don't even have to go out on a game drive for great sightings. Thanks again. More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just spent 3 nights at Kafunta River Lodge and 2 nights at Kafunta Bush Camp, we had an amazing time at both. The excitment started from the minute we arrived and never stopped. The accommodation was really lovely, very African inspired interior with an amazing view across the plain, the scenary was always changing depending on what wildlife... More

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David B, Public Relations Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of Kafunta River Lodge and Island Bush Camp. Combining the lodge and the camp is a great way to visit the South Luangwa as each brings something new to the safari experience. Walking safaris are a popular activity as they let you see the wildlife from a new perspective and it's a fascinating journey. We'd love... More

Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights and had a great time. The staff are lovely, Leandi is a great host, and the rooms are clean and comfortable. The food was excellent, they have a great chef. We also loved the fact that we could have our own table for dinner as we absolutely detest the social dining set up of the... More

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David B, Public Relations Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of the lodge and we're glad to hear you had a good time. We're always very happy to accommodate our guest's preferences and the lodge has plenty of room for private dining. The tree deck in particular is a lovely spot for a quiet meal with a view. We sorry that some of... More

Oslo, Norway
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This was my first trip to Africa and this Lodge was a wonderful place to start our Safari. Very friendly staff, good food and for me and my friends - we just loved it. World very much like to come back. Thank you!!

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David B, Public Relations Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the lodge and we're so happy that you loved it. We're pleased to help make your first trip to Africa special and we do look forward to seeing you again soon.. More

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Address: Box 83, Mfuwe, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
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Location: Zambia > South Luangwa National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Kafunta River Lodge Zambia/South Luangwa National Park

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