Kafunta River Lodge

Reviews of Kafunta River Lodge

Excellent(97%) From 13 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 13 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.
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
Overall:
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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:
Excellent
Excellent

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
Overall:
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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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Ms U & Ms S - London
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Kafunta - again!

Another happy time on our return from the bush camp.

[Ed: See below for their comments on the first stay here, earlier in this trip.]

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Ms U & Ms S - London
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
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Kafunta

Very friendly and comfortable lodge. The service and local staff were wonderful but we found the female managers at times overbearing and controlling. We loved the way that most of the service staff were local - they were fun, engaging and informative. Even the night guards were friendly and fun to talk to.

We had drives with 4 of the guides and found them all to be experienced, knowlegeable and very focussed on giving us the best experience possible. They picked up on our particular interests very quickly and showed us everything we wanted to see.

We loved the pool and the hot tub and we were very happy in our rooms.

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Mr H & Miss M - Huddersfield
Arrived on: 28-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Food:
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Kafunta River Lodge review

See my previous comments on Kafunta. [Ed: see below.]

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Mr H & Miss M - Huddersfield
Arrived on: 23-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Beautifully located safari lodge.

Well-managed lodge with prospects of even more development under the current management. We received great assistance when we arrived without our main luggage due to problems at Heathrow Airport and every effort was made to ensure that our stay was as comfortable as possible - including a free upgrade to a Suite.

There is a genuine concern to ensure that guests' needs and wishes are met and the manager (Alex) is a good communicator.

We loved the location and enjoyed interesting, exciting game drives during which we saw a wide range of animals and birds. The standard of guiding was good.

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Mr P and Ms F from Stirling
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kafunta, Our first experience

Our first Lodge on our first safari. We liked everything and everyone.

High points were the views from the lodge, this is better than it looks in the photos. Also the evening drives, which cross the Luangwa either by pontoon, or in our case by driving through the river!

We saw Leopard on our first evening, Lions on a kill (and the arrival of the Vultures), a sleeping Elephant and spectacular sunsets from highground.

The staff and Guides were friendly and helpful. Of especial note were Keith the Operations Manager (get him talking about his early days of conservation work) and Josephat for his knowledge, patience and sense of humour.

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