Kafunta River Lodge

Reviews of Kafunta River Lodge

Excellent(98%) From 18 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 18 of our travellers who have visited Kafunta River Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs E. from Sint joost ten node
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Absolutely excellent!

I will just repeat what I said before:

We absolutely loved Kafunta River lodge! It was the last stop on our safari and also the best. Of course it was also the most expensive of our trip so one must take that into account. However we felt that Kafunta offered amazingly good value for money! I can't imagine what any of the more expensive lodges could offer more.

The pictures on the website don't do it justice, the place is just gorgeous. Especially the suites. The extra cost is limited (I think 50 usd pppn) and the rooms are just fabulous. So I would recommend anyone to upgrade if they are available, it is very much worth it. They are huge and offer wonderful views! They made up the upstairs daybeds for us one night to have a romantic sort of sleep out, so romantic!

The food was divine, the drinks delicious and very cold.

I cannot praise the staff enough! Everyone was incredibly friendly and exceptionally service oriented.

Highly recommended!

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Mrs E. from Sint joost ten node
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Absolutely excellent!

We absolutely loved Kafunta River lodge! It was the last stop on our safari and also the best. Of course it was also the most expensive of our trip so one must take that into account. However we felt that Kafunta offered amazingly good value for money! I can't imagine what any of the more expensive lodges could offer more.

The pictures on the website don't do it justice, the place is just gorgeous. Especially the suites. The extra cost is limited (I think 50 usd pppn) and the rooms are just fabulous. So I would recommend anyone to upgrade if they are available, it is very much worth it. They are huge and offer wonderful views! They made up the upstairs daybeds for us one night to have a romantic sort of sleep out, so romantic!

The food was divine, the drinks delicious and very cold.

I cannot praise the staff enough! Everyone was incredibly friendly and exceptionally service oriented.

Highly recommended!

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Mr & Mrs F from Essex
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Excellent Safari at Kafunta Lodge

The location is amazing and the staff provided first class service. The Safari went beyond our expectation and this was in part due to our fantastic guide Andrew, whose knowledge of the wildlife was superb. We could not have asked for anything more - if we did I am sure it would have been provided!

The layout and the quality of the Lodge is exceptional. It is a first class venue that provided a first class experience. An amazing place to stay and a place recommended to experience and enjoy the wonders of Safari.

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Mr R. from Otley
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Amazing stay at Kafunta River Lodge

The service was excellent, with quality meals and beautiful accommodation.

The lovely reception area, with infinity pool and natural hot spa is perfect for relaxing between game drives as well as having meals.

With great views onto the plain there's always wildlife around to observe.

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Mr & Mrs M from New Mexico
Arrived on: 20-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Amazing Safari at Kafunta River Lodge

I could not imagine that a safari adventure could be any better. Kafunta River Lodge is located next to a great lagoon, fed by the natural hot spring that feeds the spa. Every lodge has a great view of the river and the various wild life that comes to drink and lounge in the water. The deck where meals are served overlooks the lagoon and you have a wonderful view of the Hippo, Elephants, Giraffe, African Wild Dogs, Lions and what ever else happens to wander by.

The staff is first rate all the way and someone is always around to tend to your every need. The chef and staff prepared some of the best meals that you could ask for. The lodges are open and airy with a private deck that over looks the river.

We were very fortunate to have Martin for our guide for most of our stay. He can spot a wild dog a half mile away just from the white on the tip of it's tail. We saw almost every animal on our list of "hope to see" by the second day. The guides are very knowledgeable and are a wealth of information, although as good as he is I find it hard to believe that Martin can tell how many spots are on a leopard just by looking at the footprint. We saw Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Hyena, Wild Dogs, Giraffe, Eagles, Hippos, Antelope. Wild dogs making a kill, a leopard with a fresh kill, leopards during the day, leopards at night. If there was wildlife around than Martin would find it, he is amazing.

The staff are so much fun, you can tell that they all love the Luangwa Valley and do every thing they can to ensure that you have a good time.

Robert and Joan

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Dr W & Dr J - Victoria, Australia
Arrived on: 8-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kafunta River Lodge review

See previous comments [Ed: see below]

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Dr W & Dr J - Victoria, Australia
Arrived on: 4-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kafunta River Lodge review

Great location. Very friendly staff who looked after us very well.

In terms of overall safari experience there were a few too many safari trucks on game drives but that is in part probably due to price - you pay more for exclusiveness. Great variety of game.

the leopard chalet was extra special as was the lunch up the tree platform.

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Miss D & Mr P - California
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great Safari at Kafunta River Lodge

We had a wonderful stay at Kafunta River Lodge. Beautiful lodge, lovely staff, excellent food and amazing game viewing. The only minor inconvenience we encountered was the lack of electricity after 10 PM due to load shedding.

I'm not sure there's much they can do to remedy this, but we did enjoy having power after 10 PM at another lodge we visited that ran on solar panels and batteries.

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Mrs and Mr C - Bath
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Kafunta River Lodge review

Same comments as my earlier review (24-26th September) apply. [ Ed: see below! ]

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Mrs and Mr C - Bath
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lovely time at Kafunta

Kafunta River Lodge has a lovely position. All chalets overlook a flood plain, so you can watch animals from your viewing deck. We even had a visit from some lions one evening.

The staff, management, guides and support staff, are all extremely attentive and do everything they can in order to make your stay enjoyable. We saw all the animals we wished for, even wild dogs, twice.

My only reservation about Kafunta is that this stretch of the park, the Mfuwe section, has become quite busy, especially around the bridge area

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