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

Reviews of Kafunta River Lodge

Wildlife sightings and reviews

45 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, 22 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Kafunta River Lodge.
Lion

95% success

Leopard

100% success

Wild dog

20% success

Elephant

100% success

Giraffe

100% success

Hippo

100% success

Zebra

100% success

Buffalo

90% success

Spotted Hyena

85% success

Eland

13% success

Wildebeest

12% success

Sable antelope

5% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Roan antelope

0% success

Showing 11-20 of 45
Duration
Arrival date
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

Mr & Mrs L
Cape Town

"Kafunta stay a delight"

2 nights Arrived 2 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
Sightings Report

Buffalo

3 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Leopard

3 sightings

Lion

3 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mr & Mrs B
Maryland

"Kafunta River Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 27 Aug 2018
"We reviewed Kafunta previously. [Ed: see below]

The highlight of our 1-night stay following the bush camps was seeing 2 leopards on the afternoon/evening game drive and 1 of those leopards on the next morning drive. We also watched a very large herd of buffalo drinking at the river, rolling in the mud, and heading back into the bush.

Kafunta packed us a lunch to go and drove us to South Luangwa Women's Project and Tribal Textiles on the way to the airport for our flight to Lower Zambezi." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Sightings Report

Buffalo

1 sighting

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Leopard

3 sightings

Mr & Mrs B
Maryland

"Kafunta River Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 20 Aug 2018
"Kafunta has a good location overlooking the flood plain with lots of wildlife always in view, and sometimes elephants right in the camp. The bungalow was very nice.

We had lots of wildlife sightings on the drive to and from the pontoon crossing, and the crossing itself was fun.

Game viewing in the park was good, with a fabulous leopard sighting on our first night drive. We also enjoyed seeing the Mfuwe lion pride by daylight. Our guide Jabes was excellent, but unfortunately became ill our last morning at Kafunta and was unable to accompany us to Island Bush Camp." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

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

Buffalo

1 sighting

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Leopard

1 sighting

Lion

3 sightings

Spotted Hyena

2 sightings

Zebra

7 sightings

Mrs M
Carluke

"South Luangwa Park safari"

4 nights Arrived 19 Aug 2018
"First class lodge that provided an amazing experience. Extremely well organised which made for a wonderfully relaxed adventure.

Our thatched cottage a very good size, comfortable with great views over plain. Main eating ,bar area, pool area very spacious and open with fabulous views over plain with lots of animal activity night and day. Food very good and plentiful. Outstanding staff who made the whole experience so special. Very attentive and friendly.

Guide very knowledgeable and saw many game sightings and covered different areas every day." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia; 2n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

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

Buffalo

4 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Leopard

3 sightings

Lion

6 sightings

Spotted Hyena

3 sightings

Zebra

8 sightings

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96%
45 reviews of Kafunta River Lodge by travellers since August 2007
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