Kafunta River Lodge

Reviews of Kafunta River Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 38 travellers
Excellent
32
Good
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Average
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Below are independent comments from 38 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.
Mr E. from Zurich
Arrived on: 28-Nov-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Good as the first lodge but not as the last

Negative:
- bigger lodge (10 chalets vs. 5-6)
- different type of guests (loud, obnoxious and smoking guests)

Positive
- nice location by the plains
- Abel our guide was very competent and knowledgeable
- nice surprise on our last day
- great animal sightings with Abel

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Globetrotters from Belgium
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Great place to relax and end the trip

Kafunta Lodge is a wonderful place to end the trip. It has a wonderful swimming pool and hairdryers in the rooms. This way you can get yourself back into a civilized shape for the trip home. The first day we relaxed and went on the safari drives the second day. Again here the food was good, but not at all comparable to Robin Pope standards. The bar is nicely set up and the general look of the place is very nice. The rooms are very good and the ceiling fan just what you need. The plain and waterholes in front of the camp is a wonderful for just looking at to see wildlife come and go for a drink or grazing. The last evening drive offered us 2 different sightings of leopards! The wildlife in the area is very good and we saw Ginger and Garlic lions twice. We saw a Scops Owl and many other birds. Again, in this area there are more cars, but it is not a hinder.

I have written unsure about the number of sightings per animal, as usually it was many times a day. In average I think it would be around 2-3 times a day for the lions and leopards, elephants at least 10 times a day. Giraffe 2-3 times a day. The antilope we mainly saw were, Bush Buck, Water Buck, Impala, Puku and Kudu

We saw a herd of baboons chasing a leopard during our transfer from Nsefu to River Camp. That was amazing but it went so fast we could not film or photograph it. The leopard did escape!

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Mrs M from Worcestershire
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Kafunta River Lodge review

See previous comments above about this camp [Ed: see below]

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Mrs J from UK
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Kafunta River Lodge review

See earlier feedback [Ed: see below]

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Mr & Mrs L from Cape Town
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
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Kafunta Plains View

Kafunta has a most splendid location, overlooking the plain, what a sight to behold on arrival.

The accommodation was superb and very comfortable.

The staff went out of their way to do all they could to make our stay memorable.....changing the lunch venue to a treehouse was a wonderful surprise, the cooked breakfast on the day of departure and even a packed lunch for our travels home.

The staff were all extremely friendly.

The food was wonderful ( except for two mains....the tbone steak and salmon trout were overcooked and tough )

Their muesli is heavenly.

The game drives were heavenly and Chapuma and John were phenomenally knowledgable.

Anelle and Dottie so very friendly, helpful and capable.

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Mr & Mrs H from Putney
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Kafunta River Lodge review

As already mentioned [Ed: see below]

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Mrs J from UK
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Kafunta River Lodge review

This lodge was quite different from the camps, but the setting was superb and the rooms and the lodge were lovely, especially the swimming pool.

Our first game drive was disappointing, as we seemed to race around and chase animals, which we don't like doing. However on our return, with the guide that we had at Three Rivers Camp, things were much better.

The staff were friendly and helpful and we enjoyed our stay there.

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Mrs M from Worcestershire
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
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Kafunta River Lodge review

We had expected to be taken to Kafunta from the river crossing by Robin Pope safaris, and to have a slow game drive but were instead collected by a driver from Kafunta who speeded to the camp. The camp itself is lovely and it was a treat to have the pool and accommodation in which to unwind after the bush experience.

It came as a bit of a disappointment that the vehicles from Kafunta had canopies as the hindered our bird watching and some animal sightings. But we got used to it. Having been spoiled by previously having a vehicle to ourselves we had to adjust to sharing with another couple. it would have been better if guests had been asked beforehand about special interests as not everyone wants to stop to identify birds.

The food at Kafunta for breakfast and lunch was good quality but the main course of some evening meals was slightly disappointing. Our first drive was a bit of a dash around the bush in search of cats and though we found a leopard we would have preferred to go more slowly and just see what we could see. But our fellow guests were happy so we accept that it is hard to please everyone.

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Mr & Mrs L from Cape Town
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Excellent
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Kafunta stay a delight

Kafunta has a most splendid location, overlooking the plain, what a sight to behold on arrival.

The accommodation was superb and very comfortable.

The staff went out of their way to do all they could to make our stay memorable.....changing the lunch venue to a treehouse was a wonderful surprise, the cooked breakfast on the day of departure and even a packed lunch for our travels home.

The staff were all extremely friendly.

The food was wonderful ( except for two mains....the tbone steak and salmon trout were overcooked and tough )

Their muesli is heavenly.

The game drives were heavenly and Chapuma and John were phenomenally knowledgable.

Anelle and Dottie so very friendly, helpful and capable.

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Mr & Mrs H from Putney
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Kafunta River Lodge review

We were collected from Mfue and arrived in the evening.

Made most welcome, meals and accommodation were superb.

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