A winde deck with thatch structure overlooking a floodplainA winde deck with thatch structure overlooking a floodplain

Kafunta River Lodge

From: $415.00

Kafunta River Lodge is the quintessential safari lodge combining warmth, excellent guest suites and fantastic wildlife experiences in the Luangwa Valley. Sweeping views form the main lodge across the marsh to the Murchison Escarpment.


Kafunta River Lodge

South Luangwa

Kafunta River Lodge has been located and designed to present the epitome of a great safari lodge. Attention to detail and relaxed atmosphere has been matched with stunning tents and superb views. Highly qualified guides conduct exciting game drives and share their extensive knowledge of the bush and wildlife with you.

Each of the luxury private chalets, the main lounge & dining area overlooks the game rich flood plains. Beyond this is the mighty Luangwa River and one of the best game viewing areas of the South Luangwa National Park.

Eight safari chalets have been built on raised wooden platforms with thatched roofs. Decorated with African style and charm each is set apart and private from the others. There are two luxury suites which feature a private deck, upstairs viewing veranda and a luxurious bathroom.

Kafunta River Lodge has its own pontoon close to the lodge and this adventurous river crossing takes you into the more remote areas of the South Luangwa National Park giving access to extraordinarily good wildlife encounters. The lodge is a short game drive from the main gate giving access to the abundant game viewing of the Mfuwe sector.

Elephant, Buffalo, Giraffe and if you’re really fortunate encounters with Wild Dogs, Lion or Leopard.

Early mornings are the best time for a game drive or alternatively a walking safari can be arranged. During your afternoon game drive there is a stop for sun downers in the bush to fully experience the magnificent African sunsets. Once the sun has set game drives continue in the dark which allows you to spot nocturnal animals.

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Another gem of the Luangwa Valley and within the national Park is Mfuwe Lodge.

If you would like to learn more about this magnificent park for your safari to Africa, donate or get involved, then read up about Conservation South Luangwa.

Read our blog on why you should visit South Luangwa – you’ll be packing your bags very soon!

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly into Lusaka with Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways, Kenya Airways or Air Namibia.

On your arrival in Lusaka we can arrange for you to be met and escorted onto a light aircraft for the flight to Mfuwe Airport.

On arrival at Mfuwe you will be met by your guide who will transfer you to the camp.

For assistance with domestic flights and transfers as well as meet and greet services in Lusaka contact us



  • Accommodation
  • Two game-viewing activities per day
  • All meals and snacks
  • Local drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • VAT
  • National park entry fees and bed levies
  • Luangwa Conservation & Community Levy
  • Laundry
  • Transfers from and to Mfuwe Airport, and in between camps.


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Domestic flights
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance

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