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Box 83, Mfuwe, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Oslo, Norway
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Kafunta with a Naturetrek group last year and words cannot describe how fabulous this place is. I still miss Kafunta even one year after my visit and I would love to return. The lodge is located in a stunning setting over looking the flood plains and is surrounded by mango trees. This means you will see a lot... More

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

Thank you so much for your review and recommendation of Kafunta River Lodge. The South Luangwa is a great park for wildlife, especially for the normally elusive leopard, and the guide's experience and knowledge makes for exciting and informative games drives. We do hope you return soon and have another safari with us. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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

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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 4 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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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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

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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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