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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 31-40 of 45
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Mr R
Otley

"Amazing stay at Kafunta River Lodge"

3 nights Arrived 26 Jul 2016
"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." See all these reviews: 5n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs M
New Mexico

"Amazing Safari at Kafunta River Lodge"

5 nights Arrived 20 Jul 2016
"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" See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Dr W & Dr J
Victoria

"Kafunta River Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 8 Jul 2016
"See previous comments [Ed: see below]" See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Dr W & Dr J
Victoria

"Kafunta River Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 4 Jul 2016
"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." See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Miss D & Mr P
USA

"Great Safari at Kafunta River Lodge"

2 nights Arrived 6 Sep 2015
"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." See all these reviews: 5n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Mrs & Mr C
Bath

"Kafunta River Lodge review"

3 nights Arrived 28 Sep 2014
"Same comments as my earlier review (24-26th September) apply. [ Ed: see below! ]" See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia; 7n in Malawi
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Mrs & Mr C
Bath

"Lovely time at Kafunta"

2 nights Arrived 24 Sep 2014
"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" See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia; 7n in Malawi
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Ms U & Ms S
London

"Kafunta - again!"

2 nights Arrived 10 Sep 2014
"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.]" See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Ms U & Ms S
London

"Kafunta"

4 nights Arrived 3 Sep 2014
"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." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr H & Miss M
UK

"Kafunta River Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 28 Jun 2014
"See my previous comments on Kafunta. [Ed: see below.]" See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia; 4n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
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45 reviews of Kafunta River Lodge by travellers since August 2007
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