Welcome to South Luangwa
Photograph by Gary McFadyen
Photograph by Gary McFadyen
Welcome to South Luangwa
Photograph by Gary McFadyen
Photograph by Gary McFadyen

ULTIMATE SAFARI
EXPERIENCE

ULTIMATE SAFARI EXPERIENCE

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.

Kafunta River Lodge

A classic safari lodge with a majestic view of the floodplains of the South Luangwa.

Three Rivers camp

A tented camp located at the confluence of the Luangwa, Kapamba and Lusangazi Rivers.

Island bush Camp

A rustic camp situated on the banks of the Luangwa River.

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.

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.

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.

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.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING…

Keep updated with our interesting news

It has been some strange months to say the least. We hope that you and your loved ones have remained healthy and that you, wherever you are right now, are slowly coming out of strict lockdowns and confinement and that you can be surrounded again by dear friends and family. We know the road to recovery is…

Dear Guests and Trade Partners, Dear Kafunta Friends, We are long overdue for a newsletter and many of you are probably wondering how we’ve kept ourselves busy over the past few months. The lodge remained busy through December and the first few days of January, despite torrential rains and floods (see more below).  Mid-December we took…

WARNING – GRAPHIC PHOTOS At Kafunta River Lodge the adventure starts right after climbing in the safari vehicle, just after dawn, and crossing the Luangwa River to access the park just on the other side. And then finding a hunting pack of 11 African Wild Dogs, is a real safari-goer’s dream. With only Kafunta vehicles…