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Box 83, Mfuwe, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Midlothian
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Charles and I visited Kafunta for six nights, two of which were spent at the Bush Camp. The Lodge is lovely with a view to die for - a 180 degree view of a plain full of animals. It is like something out of a film set. The staff and food were excellent and the visiting wildlife during the night... 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 and it's great to hear that you had a fantastic safari with us. The view from the lodge is certainly magical and there's always plenty of wildlife wandering out front so you can have great sightings without even venturing into the park. The park is game-rich so a... More

Kitwe, Zambia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited a good number of camps in Luangwa during the years but Kafunta has become our favourite! We have brought visitors from Sweden, we have had a 70 year birthday with children and grand children, we have been there during different times of the year and lately we celebrated our 50 anniversary and every visit has been fantastic.... 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 very pleased to hear from such a loyal guest. We're very happy to have been able to share your anniversaries with you and make them extra special. See you again soon! More

Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place with no phone, room wifi, TV or air-con. For city travelers like me, I noticed it immediately but was glad to have this special experience of my lifetime! Everything here is just different... How they do their morning calls (without a phone & alarm clock), how they gather people for meal time & everyone dines together...... More

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

It's very rewarding for us to know that we could make your first trip to Africa special and your had a great safari experience that you will treasure. Once you've visited Africa it gets in your blood and we're sure you'll be back. Being eco-friendly is important to us as is our responsibility to the area and local community and... More

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from our honeymoon, 6 nights of which we spent at Kafunta- 4 nights at Kafunta River Lodge and 2 nights at Kafunta's Island Bush Camp. From start to finish, the service was exceptional. The staff went above and beyond what they needed to ensure we had the best time possible. All the staff were friendly and... More

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

It sounds like you had a wonderful honeymoon and we're happy we could help make it special. The South Luangwa is one of the best parks in Africa, with superb game viewing without the number of travellers you encounter in some of the other more well known parks. Island Bush Camp is a great combination with the lodge combing the... More

Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Zambia, where we stayed at the lovely Kafunta Lodge. Although I can't fault the place what really makes this lodge special was the wonderful staff. I have never been to a place where I have been hugged and wanted to hug the management goodbye!!! It is an exceptional lodge in a... 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 pleased that you had a wonderful Zambian holiday. The South Luangwa is a excellent park with game viewing with numerous wildlife and it is notable for it's leopard population. Wild dogs wander throughout the park and are always a great sighting. We support Pack for a Purpose and Bring a Ball, worthwhile projects that... More

Doha
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going on game drive for over 20 years, lived in South Africa, and visited several African countries. This was my first trip to South Luangwe. I can honestly say that, out of all the game drive holidays I have experienced, this is my favorite. This is directly due to Kafunta. I normally organize my own trips. However,... More

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

Thank you so much for your comprehensive review of Kafunta River Lodge (and Island Bush Camp) and we're very pleased to hear that is your favourite game drive holiday in twenty years of safaris. The team do get great satisfaction in providing the best safari experience possible and sharing the South Luangwa with our guests. Our guides have been with... More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a real safari experience this is it ! My second trip to Kafunti in 2 years and all the reasons for returning were rewarded again . Exceptional guides ,knowledgeable and able to find the shyest of animals . Unbelievable sights of Leopards yet again , even the rarest of sights.....wild dogs hunting, elephants galore and everything else... More

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

It's always great to welcome back a guest and we're pleased to hear you had another great safari experience at Kafunta River Lodge. It certainly sounds like you have excellent wildlife viewing, but that's to be expected in the South Luangwa! Thank you for your review and recommendation and we hope to see you again soon. More

Helensburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was my second trip to Kafunta and it did not disappoint. They have got the whole experience right. The accommodation had been upgraded since our last visit and is very luxurious and tastefully done. The suite we were in was wheelchair friendly as are all the paths around the camp. The staff are exceptional and nothing is too much... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Kafunta River Lodge and we're pleased to hear your second visit was even better than your first. The African bush is not always wheelchair friendly but we believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience it so we have customised ramps to allow easy access around the lodge and... More

Anthem, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The resort was amazing with private suites on stilts overlooking the Luangwa River. The amount of animals that you experience on safari is incredible. They even come through the camp at night. The staff was first rate and ready to provide and meet any request.

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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 recommendation. The South Luangwa has some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa and so is a superb safari destination. With the animals roaming the floodplain in front of the lodge you can have great sightings without even leaving your chalet. More

Sacramento
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stayed at Kafunta for maybe the 12th time in January and consider this our home away from home in the South Luangwa valley. We have come to know the owners, guides and staff so well over the years that we truly feel like we are at home here. The chalets have been updated once again and are very comfortable... More

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

It's lovely to hear from such a loyal guest and thank you so much for your review of Kafunta River Lodge. After 12 visits you're certainly part of the Kafunta family and we hope to see you again soon too! The pontoon is a great facility as it gets guests straight into the park away from the main gate and... 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): $$$
Also Known As:
Kafunta River Lodge Zambia/South Luangwa National Park

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