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Mfuwe Kafunta Safaris South Luangwa National Park, South Luangwa National Park Zambia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/04/24 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/04/24 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#7 of 44 Speciality lodging in 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.
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Free parking
Public wifi
Pool
Bar / lounge
Free airport transportation
Spa
Gift shop
Outdoor fireplace
Hot bath
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Airport transportation
Sun terrace
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Mfuwe Kafunta Safaris South Luangwa National Park, South Luangwa National Park Zambia
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Lusaka Airport429 kmSee all flights
Mfuwe Airport24 kmSee all flights
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Maggie C wrote a review May 2021
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I recently went to Kafunta at the end of May with two good friends. We had an incredible trip- the lodge was gorgeous, the rooms were comfy, the staff was lovely. The most incredible part of the lodge is that it overlooks the flood plain, so we watched elephants, baboons, giraffes, and antelope while we dined, sipped champagne, swam in the infinity pool, and soaked in the hot tub. I cannot recommend this place enough. Our safari guide, Paul, was extremely knowledgable about all of the animals and plants we saw. He also knew the best places to find the animals- we saw wild dogs, multiple leopards, and 6 lions! Thanks Kafunta! Hope to see you again soon. -Maggie and friends <3
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Responded 31 May 2021
Dear Maggie! Thank you so much for your very kind feedback! I have shared it with the staff so they know how much their services and smiles are appreciated. I'm glad you got to see plenty of South Luangwa's amazing wildlife over the course of your vacation. It was a pleasure to have you and your friends at Kafunta and we hope you can visit again in the future. Very best, Izzy
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Izukanji wrote a review May 2021
Lusaka, Zambia11 contributions1 helpful vote
Heavenly location, perfect scenery for the Yoga retreat. Lovely to have the animals in view from the various decks, natural hot tub, pool and our room. The rooms were large with loads of natural light. Only thing missing was coffee/tea making amenities. The meals were delicious and served on time. Missing in the general area were the coffee/tea making facilities with the accompany rusks or cookies, although coffee was readily available on request. Enjoyed the game drive (although cooler box with refreshments was missing) and tours to the local artisan stores. Would definitely go again.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Isabelle Defourny, General Manager at Kafunta River Lodge
Responded 11 May 2021
Dear Izukanji! Thank you very much for your reviews following our yoga retreat! I'm so glad you have enjoyed the lodge, the rooms, and the activities offered outside of the yoga sessions. And lovely to hear you would sign up again for a future one! Thank you! I'm very sorry about the coffee/tea setup. Currently, we are bound by the covid protocols put in place by the Ministry of Health, we had to take those facilities out both in the rooms and in the lounge. I realize this is very inconvenient and takes away from our usual standards. Hopefully, those measures can be adjusted fairly quickly so that our guests can enjoy more amenities without having to ask for them. The same goes actually for condiments on the dining tables etc. As for the cooler box on the game drive, oops that was a total mishap! It was noticed only shortly after departure, but too late to catch up. Our mistake and I can only apologize for this. Thank you for your understanding! Izzy
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Briana C wrote a review May 2021
Grand Terrace, California30 contributions7 helpful votes
Kafunta hosted a wonderful yoga retreat that promoted healthy juices, vegetarian meals (meat option for those who may not be able to survive without meat) and great service. Kafunta had so many wonderful deck spaces to practice yoga that looked out over the valley. We would be in our tree pose looking at giraffes and later in mountain pose viewing the elephants. It was pure bliss. The Artisan tour was very nice to see what local businesses are doing to help the conservation of the South Luangwa Valley and the local people. Anelle and TJ were awesome, Jabes was a great game driver and the staff was terrific! Will be going back for sure for another yoga retreat!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Isabelle Defourny, General Manager at Kafunta River Lodge
Responded 11 May 2021
Dear "bmchappi"! Thank you very much for your kind review following our first yoga retreat! We're so glad you have enjoyed teaching in such an environment, and that you were able to learn a bit more about what is done in South Luangwa to protect wildlife and communities. We certainly hope to have you back for another "yoga pause in the wild"! Very best, Izzy
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Elina V wrote a review May 2021
Helsinki, Finland6 contributions6 helpful votes
Kafunta was a very good experience for us. The lodge has a nice, stylish touch to it and the room was very pretty. Our game drive guide Martin was highly knowledgeable and managed to show us a lot of animals and nature despite the green and bushy time of the year (early April). The scenery in South Luangwa was just beautiful. We really enjoyed the hot spring and pool at the lodge while watching hippoes and crocodiles swim right in front of us. The massages were very relaxing, too. Our request for vegetarian food was respected and well accommodated. Thank you for a wonderful holiday!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Isabelle Defourny, General Manager at Kafunta River Lodge
Responded 09 May 2021
Dear Elina! We are so happy that you had a good time at Kafunta River Lodge! We are so glad to welcome our guests back after so many months of inactivity due to the pandemic. Thank you so much for the kind feedback, and we hope you will come back a bit later in the season when the bush opens up. It's already so much drier now than it was a month ago. Your review is shared directly with our staff, as it is rewarding for all involved. Thank you again! Very best, Izzy
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Chipili Chikamba wrote a review May 2021
Lusaka, Zambia447 contributions29 helpful votes
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Staying at Kafunta River Lodge was truly a wonderful experience even more than I would have dreamed of, The check in was expertly handled and the welcome was very warm. The spacious chalet was very comfortable with a wonderful view of a lagoon which was never short of activity from munching hippos to Herons and Impala. The first night I was woken up to observe two lions right in front of my balcony. The game drives, meals and snacks were all expertly executed and the 6 game drives I went on were an experience that will stay with me forever. The Managers were engaging and ensured that every need was attended to with reasonable flexibility which added to the experience.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Isabelle Defourny, General Manager at Kafunta River Lodge
Responded 07 May 2021
Dear Chipilic! Thank you so much for your review following you recent stay at Kafunta! It sounds like you had a great safari, and it's wonderful for all of us at Kafunta to read this. Thank you for your kind feedback. We hope you will visit again (although we can't promise the 2 lions will be back near your chalet, that was quite a special treat!) Sincerely, Izzy
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kafunta River Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Kafunta River Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Mulberry Mongoose (4.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kafunta River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Kafunta River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kafunta River Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kafunta River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Kafunta River Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kafunta River Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Kafunta River Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Kafunta River Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.