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Set in riverine forest on the banks of the Luangwa River, Kafunta River Lodge is comprised of 9 chalets, set on stilts, overlooking the South Luangwa National Park. The lodge is located in prime wildlife-viewing territory and is built on the only natural hot spring in Zambia. Explore the wilderness on game drives, walking safaris and night drives, in the company of experienced safari guides.

In addition, night drives offer the experience of viewing unique nocturnal creatures. Between safari activities, relax back at Kafunta River Lodge and take a dip in the pool, or enjoy the panoramic view from the terrace bar while you sip a refreshing drink.


  • Fantastic, game-rich location in South Luangwa Park
  • Superb wildlife viewing
  • Relaxed, informal and authentic safari experience
  • Built on a natural hot spring - enjoy swimming in the spring

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Relax in the lounge or visit the wildlife hide below the wooden deck - the ideal spot to capture perfect photos of birds and wildlife. Sip on a refreshing drink at the bar, or take a dip in the pool.

For pure relaxation, visit the hot spring - the only one in the Luangwa Valley and averaging a temperature 37 degrees - while enjoy beautiful views of the flood plains and Luangwa River. Get a rejuvenating massage at Kafunta's Natural Touch Wellness Hideout - a small open hut surrounded by shade and vegetation.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool


Enjoy a quiet early morning snack on the wooden deck surrounded by nature, before heading out on a morning safari.

A generous buffet brunch is served on your return, and later, you can enjoy a lovely afternoon tea. Dine on a delicious 4-course dinner in the spacious dining area or on the candle lit deck

Standard Chalet

Kafunta River Lodge offers 9 private chalets built on raised wooden platforms under a thatched roof. The rate is inclusive of all meals, selected activities, selected transfers, and selected fees and levies.

Standard Chalet AMENITIES

    Ceiling fan
    En-suite shower only
    Mini Bar
    Mosquito net
    Outside area
    Tea & coffee-making facilities


  • Birding
  • Bush dining
  • Cultural tour
  • Game drives
  • Local village visits
  • Night drives
  • Walking safaris
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Apr 2015 - 31 May 2015 $350 Full Board
  • 01 Jun 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $490 Full Board
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 05 Jan 2016 $350 Full Board

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Luxury Room Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Bonita Cronje

Bonita Cronje

Africa Safari Expert

"This is a good option for those looking for value for money. Crossing over the river on a pontoon for your safari is a real adventure."



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