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Trefnant
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have been lucky enough to have visited many African countries on safari, all during the dry Season. What an experience it was to visit S Luangwa during the Green season, yes we had a little rain and some thunderstorms, but this all added to the atmosphere. We benefitted from seeing healthy looking animals and having 'no dust.' The Lodge...

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Idefourny, Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Paula, Alun & Catrin, Thank you so much for posting a review from your very recent visit to Kafunta River Lodge. I'm sorry that we didn't meet in person, but I have already forwarded your very kind feedback to Lisa and the team on site as you words will be of great encouragement for the season! I'm delighted to...

perth
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wow! what a wonderful African experience. We had been to Africa before but never as awesome as this, we have just returned from staying at Kafunta River Lodge for a week and just didn't want to leave. The staff were all amazing and went out of their way to make our stay really special. The whole experience was just seamless....

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Idefourny, Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Suzie, Thank you very much for this very enthusiastic review! It is such a treat for us at Kafunta to read such kind feedback, and I have already forwarded it to the staff at the lodge. I'm so happy to read you have seen so much, and that the rains - which I know have been heavy - have...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The accommodation is really comfortable , with lots of space and a balcony overlooking the marsh . Free hanging mosquito net with room around the bed to move was a big bonus - though in truth mosquitos were not a problem . Hippos were abundant and very close to the individual rooms - how cool to be able to hear...

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Idefourny, Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear "Hylas", Thank you very much for your kind review on Trip Advisor after your recent stay at Kafunta River Lodge. I'm happy you found the sound of the hippos at night to be a nice lullaby! :) I have passed on your feedback to our staff, it is always rewarding for them to hear their handwork is appreciated. I...

Krefeld, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returning from an amazing experience with a 6 days safari at Kafunta River Lodge. Excellent and astonishing place, friendly staff and considering still being at the end of the rainy season we saw a lot of game. I saw the comment from a fellow traveler posted a few days ago to which I wanted to share my impressions. April...

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Idefourny, Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback after your very recent stay at Kafunta River Lodge. I'm so happy that you have enjoyed your stay, despite the rainy conditions. The rains have definitely been late this year - which has impacted our roads and as you said, our ability to put our pontoon in service! I'm so...

Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic setting overlooking the floodplains; comfortable rooms, friendly, helpful staff and excellent food. The game drives organised by the lodge were outstanding - the drivers certainly knew their stuff and were brilliant at spotting and identifying the various wildlife. Christmas Day was special - how anyone can organise such a feast out in the middle of nowhere is remarkable. Thanks...

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Idefourny, Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Elaine, Thank you for your kind review following your stay at Christmas, last December! I'm so delighted to read that you have thoroughly enjoyed your safari, the lodge and everything that came with it! I'm also glad you have enjoyed Christmas in the bush - I have passed on your compliments to Lisa and the team. We hope to...

Tutbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have read a lot of the reviews and agree that this lodge is excellent. Friendly staff, excellent varied food, well layed out with good views over the grasslands leading to the river in the distance. However the journey times to and from the game park approx 12K away are very restrictive. Our average journey time getting there was approx...

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Idefourny, Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Migobax! Thank you very much for taking the time to add your review on Trip Advisor, so quickly after your stay at Kafunta River Lodge. I'm delighted to hear that you have enjoyed the lodge and its facilities, but of course I'm truly sorry to read that your overall experience was darken by the conditions of the access to...

Kitwe, Zambia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was approximately two years since we last visited Kafunta and when we arrived (first guests for the year) we asked ourselves why we had waited so long! This time we brought two friends from Sweden and we had a lovely time - as always! We have visited several different camps in Luangwa but Kafunta is our top favourite. Brilliant...

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Idefourny, Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kent, Thank you very much for your feedback, so quickly after your visit. I'm delighted to read that you have enjoyed your return visit, just as much as the others! It was a pleasure to have you and your friends as part of our first guests of the season. Thank you for you compliments which I have passed on...

Camberley
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I travelled with a Naturetrek, flying BA to Jo'burg then on to Lusaka, then to Mfuwe. The journey through the Joburg airport is not to be recommended. It is busy, long queues and not very friendly people at immigration. Travel Emirates via Dubai. However, after an hour from Mfuwe airport we reached the Kafunta River Lodge, which was absolutely marvellous....

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Idefourny, Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ruth, Thank you very much for your review on Trip Advisor! I'm really happy you have enjoyed your week-long safari at Kafunta River Lodge. Despite being in the start of the rains you've had wonderful sightings by the sound of your review. That's great! And I'm delighted you have enjoyed the lodge as well as our staff, thank you...

NE England
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We enjoyed our trip last year so much that we have paid another visit to this almost magical place. I am pleased to report that, in all aspects, the Lodge is as good as ever. We had another wonderful stay. I hope to return again.

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Idefourny, Manager at Kafunta River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear "travellerNEEngland", Thank you very much for your kind words on Trip Advisor, and thank you for your continued support and return visit! in 2017 we will open a third camp, Three Rivers Camp! A reason to come and visit us again! Most sincerely, Izzy

Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This lodge has had too many five-star ratings to count, and this has got to be another one. The fantastic location, warm and friendly staff, exceptionally well-informed and helpful guides/drivers, great food and accommodation, all contributed to more than just an enjoyable holiday - it was a life-affirming experience. South Luangwa National Park has some of the richest and most...

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Dear KenWaanders! Thank you so much for your recent review, following your stay at Kafunta River Lodge. I'm delighted to read about your positive experience, we are indeed privileged to be in such an exceptional national park with so many animals wandering everywhere! Our Lodge Manager Lisa had told me about the wild dog sightings just outside the lodge, and...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kafunta River Lodge

Address: Box 83, Mfuwe, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Region: Zambia > South Luangwa National Park
Price Range: $365 - $604 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kafunta River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Kafunta River Lodge Zambia/South Luangwa National Park
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“Try to book a suite Leopard or Lion and you have the option of sleeping out on the balcony overlooking the wildlife plain.”
  • a night picture of the set up option to sleep on the balcony overlooking the river
589suzieb, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are the same and you can't choose. Ours (Elephant) had several big bushes in front affecting the view.”
migobax, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All chalets have a wonderful view”
788kentj, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All have wonderful views”
travellerNEEngland, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All the cottages have wonderful views over the water”
834ruthh, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
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