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Kafunta Safaris offers unmatched comfort & excitement, with the outstanding game viewing at Kafunta River Lodge, the adventurous wilderness of Island Bush Camp and the stunning views and unique sleep-outs at Three Rivers Camp! All three properties are located in spectacular settings and offer individual attention. Combine them all for the ultimate South Luangwa experience.

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Ron and Anke Cowan

Kafunta began many years ago with the Cowans. In 1988, Ron and Anke met in Ron’s native Australia when Anke was travelling. Ron joined her on her adventure, continuing through Asia and on to Germany, Anke’s home, where they planned the next leg.

In 1990, in their trusty Land Rover, they journeyed through Africa, spending time in Malawi before falling in love with the Luangwa Valley in Zambia. Kafunta River Lodge was built in 1998 and has been their home ever since.

complete bush experience

With our professional guides at the helm, you are assured of the optimal bush experience; their training and love of the bush means an unforgettable, unparalleled Zambian safari experience. There is an abundance of safari options from which to choose.

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Responsible Tourism

Conducting responsible and sustainable tourism in the Luangwa Valley means preserving the future for the next generation. Kafunta Safaris recognises that the health of our unique ecosystems and the communities therein underpins the quality of life here. We all form an intricate and interconnected web of life which is something to be treasured.

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