Kafunta River Lodge: Information from the owner
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.
|No. of rooms||10|
Main description of Kafunta River Lodge
Kafunta River Lodge: Facilities
|Room facilities||Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Mosquito Nets, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah|
|Available services||Airport Shuttle (Complimentary), Babysitting Service, Credit Card|
|Activities on site||(some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Fine Dining, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Viewing Hide, Game Walks, Massages, Night Drives, Safaris, Sleep Outs, Child Friendly Activities, Cultural Tours, General Sightseeing|
Room types at Kafunta River Lodge
Island Bush Camp
Kafunta River Lodge has a satellite bush camp called Island Bush Camp, located further south, on the banks of the Luangwa River. Check Island Bush Camp for complete information.
Kafunta Luxury Suite
The lodge features two luxury suites, set further away from the main dining area. The suites offer double or twin beds, extra spacious bedroom and ensuite bathroom with shower and separate stand alone bath and two viewing decks; a downstair deck as well as an upstair viewing deck overlooking flood plains with the option to spend the night under the stars.
Kafunta Standard Chalet
The lodge features 8 standard chalets. The chalets consist of a twin-bedded bedroom with ensuite bathroom, minibar fridge, ceiling fan and private verandah overlooking the floodplains.
Three Rivers Camp
In 2016, Kafunta Safaris will add a third camp to its portfolio. More information to follow in 2016.
Activities at Kafunta River Lodge
South Luangwa is the birthplace of walking safaris. Bush walks bring another dimension to a safari, focusing on smaller things, birds and flora while observing animals in the distance. Bush walks are not strenuous, but can take place over rugged terrain, lasting usually 3 to 4 hours.
Qualified walking guides and escort scout are a must. Unfortunately children under the age of 12 are not authorised to participate.
Upon request the lodge can organise a visit to the village of Mfuwe, to Project Luangwa Ladies' workshop, to the craft market, to Mulberry Mongoose jewellery workshop and to the iconic Tribal Textiles factory and shop.
Morning and Afternoon Game Drives
Twice daily guests have the option to join the game drives into South Luangwa National Park. Safari vehicles are equipped with a shade roof and have 3 rows with a maximum of 6 guests per vehicle. During the peak season (April to October) game drives access the park directly at Kafunta's pontoon.
Night Game Drives
The afternoon game drive stops for sundowners and continue into a night drive using spotlights, to find smaller nocturnal animals or predators on the hunt.
Kafunta River Lodge features a small intimate spa with an array of relaxing treatments performed by an on-site therapist. Enjoying the infinity pool, the natural hot tub and booking a massage at the spa are a perfect way to spend the midday hours between game viewing activities.
Restaurants at Kafunta River Lodge
Kafunta River Lodge
Kafunta serves a light breakfast before the morning activity, or cooked breakfast for those staying in camp, followed by a buffet lunch later in the day. Dinner is a four-course affair served on the main deck with direct view of the flood plains! Dining is generally hosted but private tables can be arranged as well. Kafunta caters for special diets.