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Box 83, Mfuwe, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
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Kafunta River Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Sacramento
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of six friends staying at the Kafunta from April 30th until May 3rd. We were extremely happy with our stay. The staff was so gracious and always happy to fullfill our wishes, We appreciated the servicemindedness! We enjoyed all the good food, and the luncheons in the tree top were an extra treat.The cabins were located... More

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

The Kafunta team take pride in ensuring our guests have the best safari experience possible so we're pleased to hear you're extremely happy with your stay. Thanks for taking the time to write a review of Kafunta River Lodge and we do hope you make it back to the South Luangwa. More

Zomba, Malawi
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is beautiful, the setting magnificent and the nature-heated pool facing the plain astounding. You will be spoiled by a team that is among the best in Africa, skilled guides will be ready to answer any of your trickiest questions, you will taste some of the best food available in sub-saharean region. If you will need anything just ask... More

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

Thanks for your review of Kafunta and the lodge team and we're pleased to hear you had a marvellous stay. We've recently been joined by an international chef and he's on hand to ensure your food is as good as your game viewing. More

Huddersfield
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I recently spent 6 days at Kafunta River Lodge, including a 2-night stay at the Island Bush Camp and can strongly recommend it to others. We arrived without our main luggage due to airline problems and were helped in every possible way by the management staff until our bags arrived 2 days later.....which meant we were fully... More

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

Thank you for review of Kafunta River Lodge and Island Bush Camp and we're pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay in the South Luangwa. A trip to the remote Island Bush Camp is a great addition as it's really a completely different experience and combines well with the lodge. There's nothing like laying down and listening to... More

australia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
56 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

From the moment we arrived till the time we left we were enveloped in the warmth and charm of the staff of Kafunta and the spellbinding position of the lodge. We walked into the main building an open pavilion to see before us a waterhole and open plain filled with wild animals - crocodiles, warthogs, impala, hippos, eagles and throughout... 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 of Kafunta River Lodge and Island Bush Camp. The suites are extra special, with that extra touch of luxury and both the deck and balcony have great views of the floodplain so you don't even need to leave your room for good wildlife sightings. Combing Island Bush Camp with the lodge is a... More

Greenwich, CT
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

After almost 2 weeks on safari, it was quite welcome to arrive at Kafunta. The accommodations are quite luxurious compared to the other camps and lodges we stayed at. It was very nice to be able to lounge by the pool and hot tub between game drives. My wife even enjoyed a massage and manicure at the spa. Both the... 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 Kafunta River Lodge. After a long safari, relaxing at the lodge in the pool or the hot tub on a cool winter's day is a nice way to spend your time, especially when you can enjoy the wildlife in front of the lodge. More

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Kafunta lodge was a Stunning lodge in paradise park if theres any national park you need to see its South Luangwa National park.Kafuna lodge is absolutely amazing and staff were so friendly staff you feel so genuinely welcomed I must say for such a remote part of Africa we were so pleasantly surprised with Kafunta lodge and only positive comments... 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 of Kafunta River Lodge and it's great to hear you had a memorable stay. The South Luangwa is one of the premier game parks of Africa, with one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa but without the numbers of tourists you get in some of the more well known parks. We... More

Grantham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

What a fantastic place! the lodge was just perfect with an amazing vista. We have tried three safaris so far and this came out tops! To eat your evening meal listening to lions roaring and hippos grunting with the usual beautiful sounds of the bush was just perfect, as was the food, the accommodation and all of the staff who... More

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

It's lovely to hear we topped your list of safari experiences - thank you. Listening to the sounds of the African bush is an amazing experience, especially at night under the stars. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and your recommendation. More

Earth
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117 reviews 117 reviews
43 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

During our visit to South Luangwa National Park, we stayed at many different camps to sample what each had to offer and refine our choices for upcoming visits. Kafunta River Lodge was one of our least favorite camps for a lot of reasons. First, and foremost, was the inexperienced, laid back management who were inept at handling various problems that... More

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

Thank you for your review of last years’ stay at Kafunta River Lodge and we’re very sorry that your safari experience was not up to our usual standard. Please accept our sincere apologies and be assured that as your stay was last year these issues have well and truly been addressed. We recognise last year's management team had shortcomings and... More

Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Location can be everything and these guys have that and so much more. On arriving you will experience THE DECK that looks over a flood plain towards the national park. There were so many animals a few metres from where we were standing so we decided to abandon our afternoon game drive and opted for a G&T in the hot... 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. One of beauty's of the lodge is that you can have great wildlife viewing without even leaving the lodge. Lunch on the deck with wildlife right in front of you is hard to beat but a G&T in the newly renovated hot tub would do it! The team are happy to... 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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Kafunta River Lodge is set in the riverside forest on the banks of the Luangwa River overlooking the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. This classic safari lodge offers our guests all the comforts, while being situated in unspoilt wilderness. There are 8 private chalets and 2 luxury suites, all overlooking a game rich flood plain. We offer game drives, night drives and walking safaris. ... more   less 
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