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Kafunta River Lodge

Hotel description

Combining all the essential for a great safari, Kafuna River Lodge is a classic Zambia safari lodge, including its spectacular location at the edge of the floodplain. The Luangwa River lies beyond the plain, one of the best game viewing areas in the magical South Luangwa National Park. This indeed is one of the best National parks in Africa and the premier park in Zambia. Renovated in 2019, the lodge offers a relaxed atmosphere and great attention to details.

Room description

Kafunta River Lodge has luxury private chalets, main lounge and also the dining decks which all overlook the game-rich floodplain. The lodge has eight safari chalets which stand on raised wooden platforms with thatched roofs as well as private viewing decks. These are pleasantly decorated and match the local style. Kafunta River Lodge also has two luxury spacious suites with extra-large en-suite bathrooms. These suites have a cosy mezzanine with additional beds and an open balcony. Comfortable sitting areas are also available in the rooms with coffee and tea making facilities. Furthermore, a small fridge is available stocked with refreshing drinks.


Lodge Facilities:

Swimming pool, Natural hot spring tub, Wellness spa & small gym, Excellence service and cuisine, Safe drinking water, Bar service, Complimentary Laundry, 220/240 volt, 3-pin British power points, Limited wheelchair access, Complimentary WiFi(in main lounge), Curio shop, Wildlife hide.

Safaris and Activities:

Morning game drive, Afternoon game drive combined with night drive, All day drive (upon request), Bush Walk, Private safaris (prior reservation necessary), Wildlife hide, Visit to Project Luangwa and village tour, Pool, hot tub, gym, massages.


The lodge has chefs who are Luangwa locals and are passionate about food preparation and learning new culinary skills. The lodge grows their own Herbs and part of their vegetables such as lettuce and tomatoes. They look at Mfuwe growers for staple supplies and the rest of the kitchen provisions are ordered from Chipata or Lusaka.

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