Kafunta River Lodge
Kafunta River Lodge Kafunta River Lodge
Kafunta River Lodge
Kafunta River Lodge

Kafunta River Lodge

Owner-run Kafunta River Lodge is located on the floodplains of the Luangwa River and features 10 chalets with viewing decks, as well as a spectacular lounge and dining area, an infinity pool and a natural hot spring tub. In combination with its little Island Bush Camp, you will experience the best of South Luangwas's superb wildlife




Luxurious chalets overlooking the floodplains of the Luangwa River, complemented by a beautiful infinity pool to relax in after a sumptuous brunch. Excellent team of professional guides for game drives and bush walks. Access to a most remote bush camp for added authenticity

Need to Know

Anke and Ron, the camp owners, have made South Luangwa their home for the past 20 years and are keen to share their passion with you


Game drives in open vehicles and bush walks under the guidance of our safari professionals and park rangers. Whether you are a keen photographer, an enthusiast birder or a first timer on safari, our guides will focus on your interests and share with you their extensive knowledge and passion

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Kafunta is located on the floodplains of the Luangwa River with a natural waterhole where wildlife thrives at all time of day and night. The bush camp is located in a remote part of the park, right on the banks of the river. Wildlife highlights will include lions, leopards, hyenas, buffalo, elephants, many varieties of antelopes and possibly elusive wild dogs. Opening in 2017 is Three Rivers Camp which, located on the banks of the Luangwa River about 7 km north of Island Bush Camp. 

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

In addition to game viewing activities the lodge features a wellness spa, a small gym, an infinity pool as well as a natural hot spring tub. The lodge also organises visits to the local village, the kids' football league (originally created by Kafunta Safaris and Anke & Ron's son, Luke), Project Luangwa's craft workshop and renowned Tribal Textile


Bar, infinity pool and natural hot spring tub available in the main area at Kafunta River Lodge. Wellness Spa. Bush gym. Photographic Hide and Viewing Platform. Daily laundry services.


Kafunta River Lodge: 2 Luxury Suites with en-suite bathroom featuring a stand alone bathtub and separate shower. The room offers an upstair viewing deck with a star bed. 8 Luxury Rooms with ceiling fans and en-suite bathroom, and a private viewing deck. Rooms were renovated in 2014. Island Bush Camp: 5 open-sided reed chalets built on stilts overlooking the river, with en-suite bathroom featuring a bucket shower.


2016 Safari Awards Best Value Safari Property - 3rd Place Africa/2nd Place Zambia

2015 Safari Awards Best Value Safari Property - Finalist


Opened from Easter until the New Year, offering the option to see South Luangwa at the peak of the dry season, or during the Emerald season.

Average StayAverage Stay

Best of South Luangwa with a 7 night stay combining Kafunta River Lodge, Three Rivers Camp and Island Bush Camp

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

2016 - All inclusive with park fees

Kafunta River Lodge Shoulder Season $405 per person per night / Peak Season $550 per preson per night

Island Bush Camp $550 per person per night

Discounted rates for a stay of 5 nights and more. 



Children PolicyChild Policy

We offer between 25% and  50% children discount when sharing with two adults, depending on the child's age.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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