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Kafunta River Lodge
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Kafunta River Lodge
Kafunta River Lodge
Kafunta River Lodge
Kafunta River Lodge

Reviews of Kafunta River Lodge

Wildlife sightings and reviews

39 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Kafunta River Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Jun-2018, 16 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Kafunta River Lodge.
Lion

93% success

Leopard

100% success

Wild dog

14% success

Elephant

100% success

Giraffe

100% success

Hippo

100% success

Zebra

100% success

Buffalo

86% success

Spotted Hyena

79% success

Eland

15% success

Wildebeest

15% success

Sable antelope

7% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Roan antelope

0% success

Showing 1-10 of 39
Duration
Arrival date
Mrs & Mr B
Canada

"Kafunta River Lodge review"

4 nights Arrived 9 Jul 2019
"A very nice lodge, lovely location but again due to lack of rain the river was low.

We were looked after very well, and were presented with tin water flasks to keep. Other lodges could take a suggestion to do this to stop plastic water bottles. Staff were so friendly, helpful.

First class stay and we were sorry to leave." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia; 8n in Zambia; 4n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Eland

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Leopard

Multiple sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

Multiple sightings

Wild dog

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mr E.
Zurich

"Good as the first lodge but not as the last"

3 nights Arrived 28 Nov 2018
"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" See all these reviews: 15n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Leopard

Multiple sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Globetrotters
Belgium

"Great place to relax and end the trip"

2 nights Arrived 10 Sep 2018
"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!" See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

1 sighting

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Leopard

Multiple sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mrs S
W Midlands

"Kafunta River Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 9 Sep 2018
"See earlier feedback [Ed: see below]" See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Mrs H
Worcs

"Kafunta River Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 9 Sep 2018
"See previous comments above about this camp [Ed: see below]" See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Mr & Mrs H
Putney

"Kafunta River Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 7 Sep 2018
"As already mentioned [Ed: see below]" See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

4 sightings

Hippo

4 sightings

Leopard

2 sightings

Lion

2 sightings

Zebra

1 sighting

Mr & Mrs L
Cape Town

"Kafunta Plains View"

2 nights Arrived 7 Sep 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mrs H
Worcs

"Kafunta River Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 6 Sep 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Mrs S
W Midlands

"Kafunta River Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 6 Sep 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

2 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Leopard

3 sightings

Lion

3 sightings

Zebra

6 sightings

Mr & Mrs H
Putney

"Kafunta River Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 2 Sep 2018
"We were collected from Mfue and arrived in the evening.

Made most welcome, meals and accommodation were superb." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Eland

1 sighting

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Leopard

2 sightings

Lion

3 sightings

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

Zebra

2 sightings

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39 reviews of Kafunta River Lodge by travellers since August 2007
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