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"Kafunta Safaris Zambia"

WildTrek Safaris is pleased to announce that we are adding Kafunta River Lodge and Kafunta Island Bush Camp as new destinations for either a full safari or an extension to your East Africa Safari. Kafunta operates two facilities in the Luangwa River Valley.

South Luangwa National Park hosts a wide variety of wildlife, birds and vegetation. There are 60 different animal species and over 400 different bird species. In the park you will have opportunities to see the large elephant herds, reaching up to 70 in number. Buffalo are abundant and spread throughout the valley. You will also be able to see zebra, giraffe, lion, hyena and variety of gazelle.

Kafunta River Lodge

This luxury Lodge set in a prime wilderness area in the riverside forest on the banks of the Luangwa River overlooking the South Luangwa National Park. The accommodations are in 9 chalets is of the highest standard in the valley.

This classic Safari Lodge offers all creature comforts in a wildlife environment. The high standard of personalized service provides attention to the fi nest details. Join daily game drives, night drives or walking Safaris into the National Park or relax in our swimming pool and unique natural hot tub.

Island Bush Camp

This small, personalized camp lies under a grove of mahogany trees on the only habitable island in the Luangwa River. This Bush Camp offers accommodation in raised chalets with open views of the River, modern comforts of hot showers, running water and walk in mosquito nets in each chalet. The Island Bush Camp is 2 hours drive south of Kafunta River Lodge in a very remote game-rich area of the southern section of the Park and is the base for your daily Walking Safaris accompanied by our experienced guides and armed scout.

The Kafunta Bush Experience

Explore the animal-rich South Luangwa National Park. The 5 or 7 nights Bush Experience package offers a unique opportunity to combine the comfort and luxury of Kafunta River Lodge with the rustic beauty of the Island Bush Camp, a real Bush Experience.

The first days are spent at Kafunta River Lodge, which offers the opportunity to discover the game rich Mfuwe area. Game activities at Kafunta River Lodge include game viewing in open vehicles and unique night drives offer the opportunity to view nocturnal animals. The central location of Kafunta River Lodge allows us to explore vast areas of South Luangwa National Park.

A 2 hour drive from Kafunta River Lodge through remote wilderness takes you to Island Bush Camp in the very south of the National Park.

Island Bush Camp is built from natural, locally sourced materials, and the chalets are set along the banks of the Luangwa River. The Island Bush Camp offers rustic accommodation in grass/reed huts build on stilts that ensure safety from wild animals and provide an unlimited view of the Luangwa River. The camp offers rustic comfort and each chalet has it's own en-suite bathroom, with running water, flushing toilets and hot bucket showers. The camp is the base for the daily walking safaris. Returning to Kafunta River Lodge, you spend the last part of your safari in the comforts of the Lodge where you are able to participate in more game drives. Note: The sequence of camps is subject to change.

Fill out our Contact Form to receive more information about current programs at special rates, or call (970) 256-4218.