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Kafunta River Lodge

Kafunta River Lodge overlooks a lagoon off the main Luangwa River, just outside the central Mfuwe sector of South Luangwa National Park.

Kafunta is a well-run property that offers good value for money with access to the game-rich Mfuwe region of the park. The lodge feels very established and is not adventurous, but has lovely views out over a seasonal lagoon and water hole where birds and animals congregate. Kafunta is a great place to begin a Luangwa safari, and we often recommend it in combination with a more exclusive experience deeper into the bush. Management and staff are very friendly and efficient and the atmosphere in camp is relaxed.


The lodge accommodates a maximum of 24 guests in eight chalets and two suites. The chalets are built on raised wooden platforms under a thatched roof, with cool stone floors, en suite facilities and a small private balcony…


The Luangwa Valley is one of Africa’s most scenic and game-rich National Parks. Forming part of the southern end of the Great Rift Valley, the wide valley floor is about 1,000ft lower than the surrounding plateau and through…


Kafunta accepts children from six years old and has a swimming pool so is very suitable for families. There are no dedicated two-bedroomed family accommodation, so younger children are accommodated on…

Conservation & community

Kafunta is a founding member of Project Luangwa which is a local charity formed by the safari operators of South Luangwa as a part of their commitment to responsible tourism. The aim is to ensure that tourism in the…

LocationSouth Luangwa National Park
AccessScheduled or Charter flight into Mfuwe (1 hr drive)
OpenApril to 5th January
Camp StyleSafari Lodge
FocusBig game / Birding
Children6 years +
ActivitiesGame drives (day and night) / Guided walks / Village visits
Maximum Guests on Vehicle6
Private Vehicle OptionsYes
Off-road DrivingNo
Number of Rooms8 chalets and 2 luxury suites
Family AccommodationLuxury suites and chalets can include extra beds
BathroomFlush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower / Bath (suites only)
Power for chargingIn room
HairdryerProvided in room
Heating/CoolingCeiling fans
Room SafeYes
Laundry ServiceComplimentary
Communication in roomNo
Wi-FiBar area
Mobile ReceptionNo
SwimmingCommunal pool / Natural hot spring
WellnessSpa & beauty treatments / Gym
Dining StyleCommunal and private
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks
Credit CardsVisa & MasterCard