Kafunta River Lodge - hippos
This South Luangwa National Park safari includes 4 nights in a private lodge in the National Park with a range of game viewing activities including guided game drives, night game drives and walking safaris.

For scenery, variety of animals and accessibility South Luangwa National Park is considered the best park in Zambia and one the most majestic in Africa. Impalas, pukus and buffaloes roam the wide open plains; leopards of which there are many hunt in the dense woodlands; herds of elephants wade through the marshes; and hippos munch serenely on the nile cabbage in the Luangwa River. The bird life is also tremendous with about 400 species being recorded.

Kafunta River Lodge is set in a prime wilderness area in the riverside forest on the banks of the Luangwa River overlooking the South Luangwa National Park. The accommodation in 10 chalets is of the highest quality in the valley. This classic safari lodge offers all creature comforts in a wildlife environment. The package includes daily game drives, night drives and walking safaris in the National Park.

This South Luangwa National Park safari is fully customisable to best suit your requirements with more or less nights available. Please contact us for a quote for your desired itinerary.


Low Season Twin share$2,165Low Season Single
High Season Twin share$2,915High Season Single

Number of Days: 5

High season1 June to 31 October
Low seasonAll other times of year

1. Price is valid until 31 October 2015. If travelling after this date please contact us for revised prices.

Package Includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation in a luxury chalet at Kafunta River Lodge with all meals and local beverages (local beverages only included in price during the high season)
  • Game activities each day including guided 4 x 4 open vehicle game drives during both day and night and guided walking safari’s
  • National Park Fees
  • Laundry
  • Return road transfers from Mfuwe airport to Kafunta River Lodge

Day 1
On arrival at Mfuwe airport you will be met by your hosts from Kafunta River Lodge and transferred to the lodge. On arrival at your lodge you may want to undertake a night game drive or relax at your lodge enjoying a bush boma under the stars.

Day 2-4
Your days can be as adventurous or as relaxing as you wish as you have the option of game drives with experienced guides through the park or walking safaris with experienced guides through this wildlife rich National Park. You can also relax and wile away your time in the comforts of your lodge with its reading room, safari deck, bar, restaurant and swimming pool.

Day 5
This morning after an early morning game drive you will be transferred to Mfuwe airport for your return flight to Lusaka and onwards destination.

Kafunta River Lodge
Kafunta River Lodge is set in the riverside forest on the banks of the Luangwa River overlooking the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. This classic safari lodge offers guests all the comforts, while being situated in unspoilt wilderness. With 8 private chalets and 2 luxury suites there is something for all discerning guests.

Central to the lodge is the spacious bar and dining area. Built around a semi-evergreen wild mango tree and thatched in the traditional style, the lodge offers superb panoramic views over the Luangwa River and the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. Great game viewing and bird watching from the lodge is guaranteed.

Adjacent to the bar is the pool and the only natural hot spring tub in the Luangwa Valley. This unique hot tub is fed from a source on Kafunta’s grounds, offering a constant temperature of 38 degrees. Here you can enjoy pure relaxation while at the same being presented with magnificent views over the flood plains and the Luangwa River.

Kafunta River Lodge has its own pontoon 5 minutes from the lodge, the adventurous crossing takes you into the more remote areas of the park – an alternative to the main gate 10 km (game driving) North of the lodge.

Kafunta River Lodge is open 12 months of the year.

This package is the perfect extension to the Victoria Falls package providing a safari experience in the world class but less crowded National Parks of Africa. See flight details for prices of Livingstone to Lusaka and Lusaka to Mfuwe flights.

Kafunta has a bush camp located in more remote areas of the park and specializing in both driving and walking safaris and packages can be arranged for this camp.

There are a number of other good lodges located in region and packages can be arranged to these lodges such as the exclusive Chichele Presidential Lodge and luxurious Puku Ridge Camp. Wild Africa Travel Company has a list of preferred lodges in the region that can be booked for your perfect African safari.

Please contact us if you would like further details.

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We have a range of Zambia tours & safaris available which can be customised with more or less nights as well as activities.

Please contact us for a quote for your desired itinerary or for more information on a Zambia Tour & Safari option.