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Kafunta River Lodge

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Box 83, Mfuwe, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
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Preston, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I picked Zambia for our first safari and my 'special' birthday and were not disappointed. Everything about the lodge was superb. The chalets were large with everything you required (we stayed in Giraffe). Mosquito nets, ceiling fan, excellent large bathroom with his'n'hers wash basins, fridge with drinking water which was replenished each day. All chalets had a... More 

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Idefourny, Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Fiona, Thank you very much for you very kind review on Trip Advisor following your stay at Kafunta River Lodge. I'm thrilled to hear that you had a great safari experience and a memorable birthday! Thank you for your feedback, I will pass it on to the staff and to Josephat. South Luangwa is such a wonderful destination for... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Everthing a safari person would need. Large chalet,viewing platforms in the room,mossy nets,shower ,electrics,hide,pool,outdoor Jacuzzi,lovely food and friendly knowable guides,clean well cared for, .Fantastic animal sightings lion,leopard,hyenas,wilddogs ,

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Idefourny, Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Patrick, Thank you very much for your personal review about your recent visit to Kafunta River Lodge. I'm delighted you have enjoyed the lodge and our staff and amenities but mostly that you have experienced great sightings during the short stay! That's wonderful!! Luangwa is such an amazing safari destination, it never stops to surprise us. I hope you... More 

NE England
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305 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The service was very willing, all of the staff were welcoming, friendly and efficient. The chalets are generously sized, with comfortable beds and excellent mosquito nets and a fan. The bathroom facilities were very good and clean. Initially we did not have hot water, but as soon as this was reported to the management the problem was speedily rectified. We... More 

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Idefourny, Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear "travellerNEEngland" Thank you very MUCH for your extensive feedback on Trip Advisor, it is so great to read that you have enjoyed every minute of your time at Kafunta River Lodge. Thank you also for your comments on our guides and general staff. We certainly hope to welcome you back soon as well! Most sincerely, Izzy More 

Erica, Australia
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

6 nights at Kafunta River Lodge was pure bliss. Amazing views, great vibe, cool African style huts with all the comforts of home. Great wildlife. Wonderful staff and a lot of good food produced in the kitchen.

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Thank Kerryn C
Idefourny, Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kerryn, Thank you very much for your recent review on Trip Advisor! I'm thrilled to read that you have enjoyed your stay at Kafunta beyond expectations! It is great to hear and I will pass on the feedback to our staff of course! Let's hope we can welcome you back soon! Most sincerely, Izzy More 

Oslo, Norway
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Fantastic game rides, very good food and excellent guides and hosts made our 5 night superb. A small negative note on the chalet for 3 as it was not quite as comfortable as we had expected. However, this was a small item compared with all the positive experience of Kafunta River Lodge. We saw all the special animals, and loved... More 

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Idefourny, Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Marit, Thank you very much for your feedback on your April 2015 visit to Kafunta River Lodge! I'm delighted to read that you have enjoyed the lodge again, as I believe it was not a first visit. It's so great to have guests like you coming back to see us, over and over again! I'm sorry that the layout... More 

Cork, Ireland
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

This was our second safari while on our trip to Zambia with my wife and her parents. On arrival we were greeted by friendly staff. The lodge was on a setting over looking plains where there were lots of animals. We were shown to our lodges which were really nice and had everything you need in it. We went out... More 

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Idefourny, Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear "jfire76", I want to thank you for adding your review on trip advisor following your recent visit at Kafunta River Lodge with your family. I'm thrilled to read that you have enjoyed the layout of the chalets, the pool, our staff and of course the game drives with so many sightings. That is great to hear and I will... More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Visited for 3 nights with my family including 13 year old son and daughter. Game drives were very good and we saw excellent game including several leopards. Food was good and from the dining deck watched as 3 lion tried unsuccessfully to kill a baby hippo and then chased away hyena. Had a massage which was also very relaxing and... More 

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Idefourny, Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear "kdavis" Thank you very much for adding your feedback on Trip Advisor, it helps us improve our services and communication. I'm really happy you and your family had a good safari while at Kafunta River Lodge, it's so rewarding to hear such feedback. As for our rooms, I agree that sleeping 4 in the suite can be cramped. We... More 

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Knowledgeable and competent guides, comfortable accommodation, high quality cuisine and friendly staff. Overall a great experience. Only downside was length of journey to and from the Park if the ferry was not taken.

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Idefourny, Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Fisherking! Thank you very much for adding your review on Trip Advisor, it is greatly appreciated. I'm delighted you have had a great experience at Kafunta River Lodge back in June. I'll take this opportunity to give a bit of information about the use of the pontoon, so other readers understand how we operate. We have a pontoon crossing... More 

Lilongwe, Malawi
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

What a fantastic couple of nights in a stunning location - I couldn't believe the view with all the wildlife on your doorstep. High quality lodge which still maintains a traditional safari feel. All the staff are great and very friendly. We were lucky to have the family of elephants visiting the lodge everyday which was very special. Guides on... More 

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Thank Sarah G
Idefourny, Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sarah, Thank you so much for your kind review on Trip Advisor. It's so wonderful to read that you've selected Kafunta for your first safari, and above all that you have enjoyed it! I hope it won't be your last! Lilongwe is not far! The view from Kafunta is indeed stunning, and that is true all season. Elephants do... More 

Horndean, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Kafunta was large after our snug (but great) tents at Musekese. The figs were fruiting and the baboons kept tossing unripe ones down which made great eating for the ellies. Had to be taken around the back of the chalets a few times for security ;-) Bush camp here is on stilted cabins, with one open wall. We were here... More 

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Idefourny, Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Peta! Thank you so much for adding your review of both Kafunta and Island to Trip Advisor. Oh my you had quite an experience with 4 legged fellow residents: ellies, baboons, frogs! That's all part of the game isn't it?! I'm delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay in South Luangwa after visiting Kafue. It really is... More 

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