The South Luangwa National Park is is one of Africa’s ecologically unspoilt wilderness areas and has year round access. The national park is 9,050 square km in size and home to over 420 species of birds and over 60 species of mammals.
Central to the lodge is the spacious bar and dining area. Built around a semi-evergreen wild mango tree and thatched in the traditional style, it offers superb panoramic views over the Luangwa River and the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.
Great game viewing and bird watching from the lodge is guaranteed.
Adjacent to the bar is our pool and the only natural hot spring tub in the Luangwa Valley. This unique hot tub is fed from a source on Kafunta’s grounds, offering a constant temperature of 38 degrees.
Here you can enjoy pure relaxation while at the same being presented with magnificent views over the flood plains and the Luangwa River.
Kafunta River Lodge has its own pontoon 5 minutes from the lodge, the adventurous crossing takes you into the more remote areas of the park - an alternative to the main gate 10 km (game driving) North of the lodge.
- Swimming pool
- Natural hot spring tub
- Excellent service and cuisine
- Safe drinking water
- Bar Service
- Laundry facilities
- 220/240 volt mains power with 3-pin British power points
- 8 Double chalets and 2 luxury suits (20 beds)
- Spacious rooms
- Private veranda with stunning views from all rooms
- En-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water
- Mini bar
- Walk-in mosquito nets
- Electric fans
- Tea and coffee making facilities
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. With 8 private chalets and 2 luxury suites there is something for all discerning guests.
The park is renowned for its high population of leopards, commonly seen on night drives, as well as large herds of elephant, and great numbers of hippo and crocodile in the river.
Indigenous species to South Luangwa National Park, Zambia are the Thornicroft Giraffe and the Cookson's Wildebeest.
In South Luangwa National Park, lions are commonly seen and it is the only place in the world where they are known to kill hippos. The lion prides here include up to 20 animals!