Kafunta River Lodge
On arrival in Lusaka you will be ushered to your light aircraft to catch a flight to Mfuwe, the gateway to the South Luangwa National Park. The flight is approximately an hour and you will feel the excitement set in as before your eyes as the urban jungle of the capital city is transformed into a vast, African wilderness. Upon landing, you will be met by your safari guide and transferred by open game viewer to Kafunta River Lodge. The Luangwa Valley is home to an astonishing diversity of wildlife and birdlife, including around 100 species of mammals, more than 400 bird species and over 2000 types of plants! Added to this, there’s an amazing density of game, particularly along the riverine strip.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM KAFUNTA RIVER LODGE.
Each of the luxury private chalets, the main lounge and the dining decks overlook the game-rich floodplain.
Fantastic leopard populations, hippo, lion and elephant are complimented by a healthy range of other species too.
Relax in the only natural hot tub in the Luangwa Valley, and watch wildlife as they pass by the waterhole.
Activities on offer at Kafunta River Lodge
Also known as the Valley Of The Leopard, The South Luangwa National Park is considered to be one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in Africa. The park showcases a high concentration of animals and is one of Zambia’s main destinations for wildlife enthusiasts. With this in mind, Kafunta has a variety of activities on offer to make sure you get the most out of a visit to South Luangwa. Game Drives and walks will allow you to experience the high density of mammal species in the park. For birding enthusiasts, there is the option of a guided walk with a professional birding guide.
In between activities, you can enjoy a soak in the natural, geo-thermal hot tub or observe wildlife from the photographic hide situated in a quiet part of the Camp. Additional to wildlife focused activities, guests are able to visit the various community and conservation initiatives in the Luangwa Valley. Kafunta supports various community initiatives in the valley and guests have the option to experience and immerse themselves in the local cultural activities – for more information, please enquire with your reservationist.
Three Rivers Camp
Your next stop is a short game drive away. Three Rivers Camp is the latest addition to Kafunta Safaris’ portfolio and is set at the confluence of the Luangwa, Kapamba and Lusangazi Rivers in South Luangwa. The stylish tents sit under shady sausage trees facing the Luangwa River or the diverse wildlife of the lagoon. This camp’s location is simply spectacular. The rooms are set far apart with the wildlife passing through camp. The dining area offers boundless views of both the Luangwa and the Kapamba River where hippos love to bask on the white river sand. Three of the tents are positioned right on the edge of the oxbow lagoon, teeming with wildlife, and our guests.
Baines’ River Camp
After five unforgettable nights in the Luangwa Valley it’s time to say goodbye to the team at Kafunta. You will be transferred in a light aircraft to your next destination, the Lower Zambezi Valley. This is an incredibly scenic flight as your pilot takes you over the escarpment and winds down into this magnificent valley. Upon landing, you will be met by your safari guide and transferred by open game viewer to Baines’ River Camp. Set under the Tamarind and Jackalberry Trees on the banks of the Zambezi River, this camp built in the style of an African manor house, offers a unique experience in one of Africa’s most scenic safari areas. The combination of river activities, excellent game viewing and refined hospitality makes Baines’ the perfect destination to complete this adventure in Zambia.
The Thornicroft Safari combines two of the best wildlife destinations in Zambia: South Luangwa National Park and the Lower Zambezi Valley.
Also known as the ‘Valley of the Leopard’, South Luangwa National Park is considered to be one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in Africa. The park showcases a high concentration of animals and is one of Zambia’s main destinations for wildlife enthusiasts. The Lower Zambezi Conservation Area has an abundance of predators and excellent sightings of elephants as they reach into the winter thorn canopies for tree pods.
Experience two of Zambia’s most breathtaking destinations on this memory-making, story-telling, life-changing journey!