KAFUNTA GUEST FEEDBACK
Who can better describe what it is like to stay with us other than our actual guests? We share here the comments left in our guestbook, located in the lounge at Kafunta River Lodge. Anyone can write in it, whatever they think of their experience.
Alternatively, you can also read the reviews left on Trip Advisor.
James & Harriet
What a beautiful lodge and position with the most lovely and professional staff.
Thank you for giving us a memorable and once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Ernest and Kevin were fantastic and provided us with the best game-viewing experience that we could have hoped for!
South Luangwa has a very special place in our hearts. Thank you all for sharing it with us, it is a complete privilege.
Best wishes to all!
Barbara, Klaus, Susan & Wolfgang
We had a wonderful time at Kafunta River Lodge and Three Rivers Camp.
Dear Anke, all your employees are new friends for us. We had a very very friendly and professional service, “in-house” and in the park.
The organization was perfect at all moments.
Andrew is a most excellent guide, not only about the animals.
We enjoyed these five days very much.
Zikomo to all!
Thank you very much for a wonderful holiday all of you gave me.
I felt being at home with you and wish I could stay longer.
Thank you very much for your hospitality and the everyday warm welcome when we came back from the game drives.
My best wishes to all of you and I hope to come back.
Kurt & Anne-Marie
To all the Kafunta River Lodge staff!
Thank you so much for everything! We had a wonderful time here during our stay, and you made us feel most welcome.
Truly a wonderful experience. You are all very professional and cheerful, and a pleasure to be around.
Thanks a lot for hosting our 10th photogroup here in the Valley.
Like always everyone of you did a fantastic job. The sightings were outstanding!!
So many wild dogs this time. Looking forward to coming back with my guests next year.
All 3 camps are fabulous in their own ways. Staff everywhere is GREAT! Met some marvelous people who are guests and had great FUN ON all the drives, even when (or especially when) we broke down.
Best to all!
Rosemary & Charlie
We had an excellent time for 9 days at Kafunta. The accommodation, food, and staff were excellent
John was an excellent guide.
We would highly recommend this place to any prospective client.
Thank you very much!
Sybille & Dieter
Thank you for one of the best experiences we had in Africa!
Thanks to the whole team and your never-tiring attention and the way you let us feel welcome. Thanks to Betty, Kolo and Solomon!
Great sightings and one day the pontoon and the roads will work perfectly.
For us, a stay to remember for the rest of our lives.
Suzannah & Karen
Boston & DC, USA
Thank you for an amazing stay! This place really runs like clockwork. We have never stayed any place like this before. Our guide Joseph was amazing, smart and so funny! Our spotter Kevin has an incredible eye and is a really nice guy! We hope he passes all his exams to level 1 guide soon! All the staff was so pleasant and helpful. Special shout out to Kolo & Betty! So lovely.
We saw so many amazing things, more than we ever dared to wish for. We hope to come back and stay at the bush camps!
What a wonderful 10 nights I have had at Kafunta River Lodge.
I lived in Zambia 40 years aog and South Luangwa was on my wish list ever since. It has exceeded all my expectations.
Well done to NatureTrek for guiding me here, well done to all the staff for such wonderful hospitality – and no little humour. But most of all thank you Solomon who has guided me with such patience, good humour and amazing knowledge.
It has been immense. Thank you!
Sotiris & Vicky
It was the best we have done so far, and we have done a lot… Excellent experience, amazing service, wonderful people. All the employees have served us the best way. There are no words to describe what we have lived. Thank you so much and soon we will be here again with many friends!!
You are the BEST!
Tika & Shiva
Beyond amazing experience here at Kafunta. Joseph tore it up and went above and beyond. We had a once in a lifetime experience and have collected so many memories that will stay with us forever.
Thank you Kafunta for taking such good care of us!
Wow! What an incredibly special trip this has been for me! After a very difficult few months, I came here for rest and a time of soul refreshment. These past few days have been so healing and restorative to my soul! I have absolutely fallen in love with this place – the lodge, your staff, the beauty of South Luangwa!! Thank you for the outstanding service, care, and attention to details – you made my stay the most perfect experience I could have ever asked for!
And Joseph – thanks for making my first ever safari after 10 years of living in Africa amazing! Im’ leaving this place feeling like a different person (and feeling like all of you are family)! I will definitely be back in dry season for the lions & leopards!
Gill & Tom
To all the team at Kafunta,
Thank you for the most wonderful safari experience. Everything was perfect from the comfort and hospitality at the lodge – and delicious food – to the awe-inspiring landscapes and spectacular wildlife.
A special thank you to Ernest, our guide, whose expertise and knowledge were hugely appreciated. He gave us a varied and comprehensive week of game drives during which the wildlife sightings exceeded our expectations by far.
We couldn’t be happier and extend our thank you to everyone at Kafunta. We hope to come back one day and will recommend you to all our friends!
These few days in South Luangwa have been truly magical: birds in stunning breeding plumage; elephants around every corner wading in the long grass; gorgeous sunsets across to the escarpment and the added excitement of slithering through deep mud and thunderstorms!
A huge thank you to the management and staff here at Kafunta who, with consummate professionalism, care and kindness, provide a warm welcome and every comfort which allows us to explore and enjoy this very beautiful and special place in Africa.
Particular thanks to Joseph on this visit for the wrath of information and his expert guiding which has so enhanced our experience.
What wonderful memories we take with us. Until next time and with gratitude!
Eleanor, Rob, Ollie, Sarah, Tom, Davine, Priyanka, Jack & Sophie
Thank you for an amazing stay! We have all had a trip of a lifetime.
All staff members have been extremely helpful and so friendly. The service has been amazing and the food… wow! We loved the variety of food and everything was delicious.
You made our trip extra special by pulling out all the stops for our anniversary and in the planning of Tom & Davine’s engagement proposal.
A special thanks to John and Ernest for being the best guides and for the best safaris!
We would love to return.
PS: the rooms were great!
Jane & Dave
To all who greet us with a welcome, warm smile, thank you!
But an enormous thank you to Ernest whose knowledge, expertise and patience has rewarded us with the most amazing sightings and experiences! South Luangwa is a most beautiful part of the world and we hope to return in the future!
Lindsay & Bron
Thank you for an incredible experience. We loved the accommodation & the main area. Pool was lovely & the safaries were exceptional. The guides are so knowledgeable and accommodating. Andrew was our guide.
We will definitely be recommending your lovely place to our friends and family in Australia. Best wishes for the future.
Denis & Edna
Paradise! Couldn’t wish for anything more. Staff the best we’ve known anywhere.
Game drives were wonderful with the master, Martin. So much knowledge. We are sad to be leaving.
Graham & Lottie
To everyone at Kafunta,
Thank you for an incredible stay. We have loved every part of our time here: food, accommodation, safari drives but most of all the people! Once again, thank you all so much!
Beautiful place this is, everyone is real! Great staff Kafunta has, charming and amazing. Game drives and guides are fantastic. It’s been a special place and am definitely coming back to Kafunta. Thank you!
What an incredible stay! I feel very fortunate to have seen lots more of Zambia’s beauty and to have had such a lovely stay here.
Nicole & Hubert
Un séjour fantastique dans un lieu magique, avec une équipe formidable! Une mention spéciale pour Precious qui a pris soin de nous tous les jours.
Les game drives avec Joseph (et Bright, le spotter) ont été exceptionnels.
Merci à tous à Kafunta. Bonne continuation et au plaisir de revenir rapidement.
Arnold & Tiku
Thank you for hosting us. We really enjoyed our stay at your lodge. My dream came true. Your staff was amazing, great team, our tour guide as well. Wow!!
Hospitality at its best level. We look forward to come through next season. South Luangwa has been amazing.
North Wales, UK
To all the staff at Kafunta River Lodge, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful stay. What an amazing location!
Everyone was so helpful and friendly. David, our guide, was super knowledgeable and was able to find so many animals for us to view.
Hopefully, I’ll see you soon!
Pippa & Nigel
We have had an amazing week at Kafunta – the staff has been so welcoming and friendly, the food is excellent, and what a view!
The lodges are very hospitable and we loved watching elephants/giraffes/warthogs drinking and bathing from our balcony.
The guides, Andrew and Paul, have made our trip so special and their knowledge and ability to spot birds and animals whilst driving are amazing. Thank you for an incredible week!
David & Moira
Thank you all for making our safari so memorable! A perfect combination of luxury at Kafunta main and an authentic bush camp at Three Rivers.
Paul, our guide, was exceptional and everyone went out of their way to make our stay so enjoyable.
Mollie & Martin
Thank you for such a fabulous week in Three Rivers & Kafunta Lodge. It has been a global joy to stay so close to nature, gazing in awe at every turn. Even at the gym I was accompanied by passing elephants.
We have really appreciated the knowledge and brilliance of Ernest, a truly wonderful human being! To all staff: a HUGE thank you, your attention to detail is simply wonderful. We will be back soon.
Kristjana, Johann, Freyja, Katrin & Sigurbjorn
Iceland & Zambia
Zikomo – Takk – Thank you!
We had the safari of a lifetime, which we will never forget. I mean we saw an Aardvark anteater. How lucky are we!?
And the big 4, 4 times or more in 2 days.
Tiwonana – Sjaumst – See you Again!
Ann & Stefaan
Wij mochten hier 2 maal verblijven. Wat een “WAUW” gevoel.
Fantastische omgeving, lekker eten njammie, prima service, iedereen is heel vriendelijk en behulpzaam. Ook de samenwerking met Three Rivers Camp vonden we fijn!
Met Andrew hadden we ook een prima gids, die ons alle uithoeken van het park liet zien. Bedankt jullie allemaal, jullie maakter er voor ons de beste Afrika ervaring van.
Natalie & Mathias
We had great times at Kafunta, Three Rivers and Island Bush Camp.
Amazing experiences, beautiful wildlife, and great adventures. We loved to stay with the crew of all three camps.
Thanks for having us! Hope to come back one time. All the best for the team!
Barbara & Eelco
Kafunta is a fabulous camp, with lovely accommodations, great food, and fantastic staff.
it took two years to get here and we have really enjoyed it!
Muriel & Serge
Merveilleux séjour ici à Kafunta!! Nous avons vu de superbes animaux, profité de magnifiques couches de soleil!!
Et tout ça entravé d’une merveilleuse équipe, aux petits soins pour nous! Merci à tous et on vous souhaite le meilleur pour la suite. Thank you, Thank you!
Josef & Anna
A wonderful stay at Kafunta River Lodge, Island Bush Camp, and Three Rivers Camp.
Very calm and peaceful environment. Best bush experience ever! Most friendly and service-minded staff and experienced guides.
Thank you all so much for these lovely days.
Mary & Mark
Thank you so much for the amazing stay at your slice of Paradise Lodge, you’ve truly figured out how to “do it up right”.
The staff is wonderful, and the wildlife beautiful and amazing. I won’t say goodbye… only – until we meet again!
Hugs to all!
Gail & Glenn
A childhood dream come true to come to Africa and see this magnificent South Luangwa Valley. We can’t thank everyone for the experiences we have had at Kafunta River Lodge and Three Rivers Camp. The highlights have been the safari trips, could never imagine we would see a lioness with her cubs dining on a zebra, hyenas munching on a water buffalo, and lions mating.
The landscapes will stay in our mind eyes & hearts…
Africa is in our soul and we hope we can return here soon. Zikomo!
It has been my third stay at Kafunta.
What else does that mean? That I have such a wonderful time that I come back again and again. Thanks to all of you – staff, guides, managers, and owners for such great hospitality.
Dany & Amy
An incredible place nestled in the heartland of Zambia. We have been so well looked after here and have enjoyed every minute of our stay. The memories we have made here will stay with us forever.
In fact, this place is so wonderful that we decided to get engaged beneath the stunning stars at Island Bush Camp.
Thank you Kafunta for all your hospitality.
Rosemary & Brian
Another great time spent here. Lovely staff, excellent guide.
Sorry to be going home.
Maryse & Michel
Un grand moment dans les trois lodges. Les hôtes sont aux petits soins pour nous. La table est excellente.
Une adresse de choix! Thank you all!
Linda & Marco
What a wonderful experience this camp gave us! Thank you for the great service, magical game drives and very knowledgeable guides. A very unique camp with comfort, but still a “bush” feel. A small camp which keeps it personal.
Seeing the wild dogs with their pups and the aardvark was SO special but just to be back in the Luangwa again with its wonderful vegetation and amazing animals is a pleasure that we should never take for granted.
We will be back!
George-Ann, Buzz, Debbi & Bill
Anke, you and your husband created a fabulous lodge experience which we’ve enjoyed tremendously!
Kolo and Betty took great care of us and we looked forward to being with your delightful staff for cocktails and meals. Ernest & Wilson made sure we saw all the animals including the pack of wild dogs. Love that the hippos are always floating in front of us with their conversations of grunts and snorts.
Thank you for a terrific time!
What a haven! Beautiful wildlife, fantastic staff + tranquillity that is unmatched. All our guides were so careful of their driving and knowledgeable about what we were seeing.
Truly worth the long trip to get here and I sincerely hope I can return one day. Kafunta River Lodge, Island Bush Camp and Three Rivers Camp memories will be with me always.
Our best trip ever!
Excellent service, wonderful food, incredible wildlife. Smiling faces wherever we went – at Kafunta, Island and Three Rivers.
The guides were all knowledgeable, skilled and amusing!
Thank you so much!
Wow, wow, wow. What an experience!
Thank you so much to every Kafunta staff member who made sure we had the trip of a lifetime.
Amazing camp, amazing game sightings, amazing food, amazing service! Thank you so much!
I spent my time at Island Bush Camp and had the most amazing experience!
The staff was amazing and the food was to die for!
I can’t wait to come back and spend more time in the bush!
Until next time!
Drirhen, Bharti, Rahul & Priya
Thank you all for making our stay at Kafunta so special for the two nights we stayed here! We received such a warm welcome from Kolo and the rest of the staff – we felt so comfortable from the moment we arrived!
Every aspect of our experience has been truly memorable. Thank you Emmanuel for serving us all wonderful meals with a smile and laughter. Thank you to our guides Davy and Elias for sharing your incredible wealth of knowledge and never tiring of our questions. We cannot wait to return and experience the beauty of Kafunta again soon. Thank you!
Briony & Ciaran
Thank you to the whole Kafunta team for making our honeymoon so special!
We felt at home at the lodge and enjoyed lazing in the pool and hot tub whilst observing the hippos.
But of course, we were here for safari and Solomon was an excellent guide; we saw everything we came t see and a lot more besides!
Christiane & Stefano
We spent our best time in Kafunta!
My first safari ever it took my breath away! People working here are simply perfect, professional, kind, attentive and we could never forget them… We are already missing this place and its amazing atmosphere…
We hope to be back some day!
Thank you all, thank you John (our special guide). Lots of love.
Sanne & Hilmer
We had such a wonderful stay at Kafunta River Lodge. The view from the lodge is amazing and the houses are perfect for the relaxing stay. All the staff is so kind and we especially want to thank Kolo as she makes you feel very welcome and is always smiling.
The game drivers were amazing and we can’t thank our guide Andrew enough. He’s sucha nice person and he knows a lot, but besides he is always willing to share the knowledge. Thanks!
Everything was perfect in all 3 lodges. I enjoyed every second!
Thank you for a wonderful stay in South Luangwa.
Will & Sandra
We had a lovely time at Kafunta & Island Bush Camp. Thank you fo rthe warm hospitality and we hope to be able to return again soon! Thank you to Solomon & Martin for everything.
Gary & Jill
To the fabulous people at Kafunta & Three Rivers – thank you all so much for the most amazing experience!
The hospitality, professionalism & friendliness of the staff has been outstanding & the wildlife sightings truly memorable.
Thank you so much!
Monique, Phil & Co
Un voyage attendu depuis 2 ans. Belles rencontres, découvertes inattendues, personnel toujours souriant, bienveillant et cadre magnifique. Nature grandiose. Guide super pro.
Juste INCROYABLE. Le cadre est splendide, les gens sont super sympas et toujours souriants. Quel accueil! Digne des plus grands hotels, le sourire en plus. Spéciale mention à Andrew, incroyable guide. À la prochaine?
Peter and Miele
We had a wonderful week, staying at Kafunta, Island Bush Camp and Three Rivers Camp. Great game viewing, thanks to our skilled guide Paul, a pleasant stay at the camps thanks to the friendly staff and great food in all places thanks to the kitchen staff!
Overall an unforgettable experience!
André & Marina
Lieve mensen van Kafunta,
We hebben ween een heerlijk verblijf by jullie gehad!! We hebben genoten van alle game-drives met Johny en Wilson, maar ook de rest was weer super. Het eten is heerlijk, de lodge geweldig. Maar bovenal… Lief en professioneel personeel, voor wie niets te veel is. We zijn blij dat we hier weer mochten verblijven en gaan ervan uit dat we zeker weer terugkomen!!
This has been the most incredible experience! The staff has been so genuine & kind.
Thank you for all you guys have done & I hope to come back one day!
Joanna, Lesley, Craig, Linda & David
Where do we start – A truly breathtaking experience, beyond our wildest dreams. Incredible location, staff, food – Zikomo to all & all.
Let’s not say “goodbye” – but “see you again”.
Jill & Noel
To the team @ Kafunta & Three Rivers
Thank you for the most awe-inspiring and educational experience. While the scenery & animals are integral parts of the environment, your knowledgeable guides, skilful drivers & warm hospitality from every single member of staff have all combined to make our visit particularly memorable.
Jeff & Wendy
To everyone at Kafunta,
We could use all the superlatives to describe our experience here and it would not be enough. The staff, the camp, the guides all made us feel so welcome and like we were part of your family. And of course then there was the spectacular wildlife! We cannot wait to return.
Thank you so very much!
Had a wonderful time!
John, our guide, was excellent.
What a location! Incredible view & great staff.
Amélie & Bruno
Nous avons passé un merveilleux moment au camp Kafunta dans un lieu magique. Un très beau camp avec un personnel aux petits soins avec la chance de pouvoir y observer des babouins, impalas et hippos. Merci pour ce moment.
To everyone here at Kafunta:
Thanks for a great experience! Everyone is so kind and accommodating – very special! All of the food ws fabulous! I had a massage every day I was here. Maria is the best! Such a relaxing time. I saw every creature I wanted to see and more!
This is my first trip to Africa and it did not disappoint. Kolo is an amazing customer service person and always made us feel welcome when we came back from our excursions every day.
Such a fabulous view here in the lodge area and from our individual decks. So peaceful! I’ve never slept so well!
Thanks for a great experience!
Bob & Liz
This has been a truly magical experience. Thanks to our excellent guide (Andrew) we have seen an amazing range of wildlife and also learned a lot about the natural habitat here.
It will be difficult to explain to friends and family back in the UK what this place is really like. Even the light is different.
The staff here are exceptional. They are efficient, friendly and very attentive.
We have felt very spoiled!
Thank you so much for all of your hard work.
Shania & Conor
The game drives with John were nothing short of spectacular! We saw four leopards (including one juvenile), a large herd of buffalo, wild dog kills and the closest lion kill any of us will ever experience. John’s intuition and skills enabled us to get to things in perfect time!
We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at this lodge from the delicious food, jaw-dropping views to the staff’s drum dancing.
Thank you to everyone at Kafunta! This is an experience we will never forget!
Nigel & Sue
Four years on and still a little piece of heaven! Everyone has been so kind and welcoming.
Unbelievable sightings with Joseph & the team – so patient and knowledgeable on the drives. Leopards all around & so many magnificent photos.
The staff at all the lodges attentive and helpful. Another truly wonderful stay. Thank you everyone!
My first time in Zambia, and I will never forget it.
Thanks to Kafunta people, my holiday has been a great experience of nature, wildlife, relax, good food, and nice persons.
This will remain forever one of my best memories. I thank you all.
A fantastic lodge and staff to have on our gateway to spectacular South Luangwa.
Will never forget our leopard and wild dogs encounter.
Experience I will never forget.
Patricia & Billy
Nous avons vécu une expérience unique dans votre merveilleux établissement. Merci à toute l’équipe si attentionnée à nos moindres désirs.
Merci à Betty et Lisa pour leur accueil si amical et leur prise en charge si parfaite. Un grand merci également à Paul qui nous a fait découvrir tan de faune et flore fantastique.
Nous avons adoré chaque instant de cette sublime expérience. Un rêve éveillé dont nous nous souviendrons toute notre vie. Un confort parfait au milieu de la savane et un dépaysement total.
KIM & jenifer
We are a mother and daughter who have always dreamed of coming to AFrica, to meet the people and be in the wild.
Staying at Kafunta has exceeded all of our expectations and we hope one day to return.
As we depart, the giraffes are making their way across the open expanse of the plains and the familiar sounds of the birds bid us farewell.
Thank you all for your hospitality.
Mike & Nicki
Thank you to all at Kafunta for a most wonderful holiday – this is the most amazing place, and we have loved our stay, and meeting you all.
Stay well and happy!
Rob & Adriane
What a fantastic place with wonderful people and of course the beautiful wildlife, which the knowledgeable and helpful guides found for us.
I had a very good time at Kafunta River LOdge. The view from the main area of house is just beautiful. The food is excellent. The drives to the park with all the different animal sightings were awesome.
I am looking forward to visiting again.
First trip to Africa was amazing and I couldn’t have picked a better location than Zambia/South Luangwa NP/Kafunta River Lodge.
I came with a wildlife photography group and we saw leopards, lions, wild dogs etc. The staff and food and service facilities exceeded expectations and I look forward to visiting again.
Irma & René
Dear Kafunta Family!
Thank you so much for everything – you are all great and make the stay here so unforgettable. Like every two years, so we are coming back!
Sam & the Macfadyen family
Thank you Kafunta staff and family for yet another wonderful stay.
We love being able to spend time with all of you!
Family Maarse & family veen
This was an amazing stay. We enjoyed everything!
The food was marvellous. The staff is super friendly. The game drives are super. The babysitters were the best.
You gave us a truly nice stay with lots of Zambian kindness and smiles.
We will be back!
Jenny & Deinan
Thank you for amking our holiday such a wonderful experience. Your welcome and generosity was much appreciated. The lodge is in such a beautiful setting, it invites to relax straight away and be immersed in the “African experience”. All the drives were amazing and we learnt so much from our guides. We will be looking at our photos for many years.
As for the food (especially for vegetarians) it was incredible – varied and tasty.
We hope to be back one day
Philippa & David & Greg
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and enjoyed the wildlife – leopards! And particularly the birds!
The food was delicious (could be a bit hotter when served).
Staff are all very polite & helpful. The lodge is beautiful and very comfortable. Thank you so much!
Steve & Linda
We had a trule wonderful holiday! The lodge and the staff were excellent and the guides were excellent too.
Thanks for looking after us so well!
Inti, Svenja and Cosmin
Thank you all so much for this incredibly nice holiday.
It was very nice, we felt pampered and spoiled like nowhere else.
Thanks again and all the best for the future.
Thank you to all of the staff who made my stay so memorable & comfortable.
My 1st African safari will stay with me forever. Special thanks to Betty, Lisa, Jabes & Isiah.
We are just too sad to be leaving after such an amazing week here. Everything has been completely perfect from the food to the decks, rooms, pool and even the weather!
All the staff have been so welcoming and accommodating of us all and we cannot wait to come back for our second visit!
A wonderful time – amazing food, great game drives, everyone totally looked after me so well.
Peter & Family
Fantastic time at a fantastic place with lovely people, a real treasure!
Our children extremely enjoyed themselves and the flexibility Kafunta gave us was just amazing.
We will be back soon! Thanks a lot,
Taz & Amelia
Absolutely amazing – Thank you!
Special thanks go to Lisa for excellent food and beverages. Andrew for his skill and knowledge. Betty for her gentle touch. And the rest for creating the best atmosphere.
Thank you to everyone at Kafunta River Lodge for having us to stay. The food, location, cleanliness, friendliness and amenities were all excellent. All the staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. We will also never forget our safaris with Paul – he knew so much and nothing was too much trouble. We saw everything we could have wished for – including a leopard and a crocodile playing tug of war with an impala! The whole stay was amazing and I cannot fault a single thing.
I’ve been to a number of lodges and safaris throughout the African continent, and must say that Kafunta Safaris stands out with its dreamy location, excellent service, and tasty food. The place is perfect for families. And the food is so good. The staff are like friends and make your stay feel like you’re home. We can’t wait to revisit this amazingly beautiful place!
Sylli & Lukas
Our holidays were an incredible fairytale from the first day to the last. Everything was just so beautiful and colourful. To be able to enjoy, experience, feel and smell this world is priceless. Lisa, Martin, Nashon, Precious and Andrew and the whole team made us overjoyed. The lodge is simply excellent.
The cherry on the cake was our night on the star bed at Three Rivers Camp. It was simply beautiful. We will be dreaming of this for a long time to come.
It’s like coming home! I can recommend this accommodation unreservedly. From the pool you have a fantastic view of the vast plains, where a wide variety of animals come (including lions, elephants, giraffes). The staff is very courteous and always on the spot.
I’ll be back, no question!
Maggie & friends
USA & Zambia
We had an incredible trip – the lodge was gorgeous, the rooms were comfy, the staff was lovely. The most incredible part of the lodge is that it overlooks the flood plain, so we watched elephants, baboons, giraffes and antelope while we dined, sipped champagne, swam in the infinity pool and soaked in the hot tub. I cannot recommend this place enough. We saw wild dogs, multiple leopards and 6 lions.
We had visited in 2019, and again in September and October 2021. The staff at Kafunta are the best we have experienced anywhere. They treated us like royalty and were very friendly. Indeed, we feel as though we made many lifelong friends!
We stayed four days at the main camp and four days at Three Rivers Camp. The diversity and abundance of wildlife is stunning.
We spent an amazing Easter weekend at Kafunta. Obviously at this time of the year it’s more challenging to see some of the animals but our guides managed to make the drives quite entertaining and to show some animals we didn’t observe before. Seeing the park so green and with such an abundant vegetation was quite an experience.
ELINA & SAKARIAS
Finland & Zambia
Thanks Kafunta was a very good experience for us. The lodge has a nice, stylish touch to it and the room was very pretty. Our game drive guide Martin was highly knowledgeable and managed to show us a lot of animals and nature despite the green and bushy time of year (early April). The scenery in South Luangwa was just beautiful. Thank you for a wonderful holiday!
amy & adam
Thanks to all at Kafunta for making our honeymoon so fantastic!
Your team here and at Island Bush Camp is really wonderful. Paul & Jonathan, John & Daniel – Huge thank you for our safari adventures!
Our first ever safari holiday, surely won’t be the last.
Chef Chris, your beef Wellington is the best food we’ve ever tasted – please send some in the post 😉
MARY, PETER, ASHLEY AND RICHARD WARBURTEN
We’ve had the most amazing time – Thank you Kafunta! So many highlights, it’s hard to know where to start. The staff are all wonderful, cheerful, accommodating, helpful at all times. We had a “Wow” moment when we arrived and looked out over the plains. Photographs on the website don’t do it justice. The lodge is clean and comfortable. It’s clear that all the staff here take pride in their work and do their best for Kafunta. The food has been fantastic and the Tree Deck lunch was a wonderful experience, a real highlight.
Huge thanks to Chapuma, best guide ever!
Keep on doing what you do, we love you the way you are! Hope to be back one day
Andre & Marina
We had such a wonderful time at Kafunta! The lodge is beautiful, the staff is so nice and profesional. Chapuma showed us so many beautiful things, such a good guide. We loved every minute here. We keep South Luangwa in our heart. Thank you for all the beautiful memories you gave us!
There aren´t enough words to say thank you to everyone here for such an amazing experience. Thank you to Paul, Chapuma and John for their guiding, and to Jonathan for his spotting. To Maybin and Stella for your wonderful service, and to everyone else we have met for your welcoming kindness. This is the most beautiful spot and I hope one day to return. A special thank you to the chef for my amazing gluten free food. Thank you everyone – Zikomo Kwanbilli!
THE HARRIS FAMILY
This is without doubt one of the best places we have used and we are sad to leave. From the stuning views, to the excellent guides and game viewing, fabulous food and wonderful staff, this is a wonderful place. You should all be proud of what you have achieved and the standard of service you prvide. 5 stars is not high enough.
DYLAN, MARY, JENNA & PIKE
Thank you so much for spoiling us the last several days. All was amazing! It was such a great trip for our family to remember John was so knowledgeable and patient with us. Thank you again.
ANIEKA, HENRICH, ERIKA & RUDI (THÉTARD)
South Africa, USA & Malawi
To experience the beauty of Africa is truly a magical and wonderful treat. The valley and all its wonders helps one to reconnect with nature. For allowing us to experience this reconnection, wonder & untouched beauty, we thank the staff, managers and specialy our guide & spotter, Joseph and David of Kafunta Lodge. Your african hospitality, friendly warm smiles, good service and knowledge has given us rest and a peaceful heart to take home & cherish. Sincere thanks.
GISELA (11TH VISIT)
Changing many things for the better! But the kindness, the helping hand when needed, the wonderful meals and many other things are the same as usual. Scenery, weather, sun and moon, together with elephants, wilddogs, leopards, giraffes, lions… did their best. Thank you for all of you with wishes from Gisela.
BRENDAN & MARY
What an amazing experience. Everyone and everything at Kafunta were more than we ever could have expected. The staff were kind and thoughtful, the environment was fine all the way, the safaris each one a real experience, all in all Kafunta and its people are something to be treassured. We loved every minute of our stay and wih you all at Kafunta the luck of the irish for the future. We hope to be back.
YVONNE & DAVE ROLFS, ROSALIND & GEOFFREY ROSE
Thanks to all the great staff who have got to know our “quirks” very quickly. They are a lovely, friendly and caring bunch of people and we will miss them. The chalets and dining room are really comfortable and have a beautiful view over the plains with the animals coming and going. A special thanks to the chef for sorting out my (Ros) food. Courtney and TJ are an asset as they are always happy and friendly to all the clients and show genuine interest. Lastly our special thanks to a wonderful guide Jabes for his patience, knowledge and brilliant driving. We will remember you all specially when we read our blog and all the hundreds of photos. All our very best for a happy and successful future.
JOHN & MARY VAN HANDEL
Thank you all so very much for everything! This is our 2nd visit to Africa and we never dreamed it could be this great. Our guide, Cephas and the spotter John were excellent and full of knowledge. All staff were friendly, kind and helpful, food was excellent and we loved the wash cloths after game drives! Maria gives the best massages too. Til next time.
JANA & DARIJ
Nice valley, original nature, smily people, we felt the diference comparing other locations. Sky with the beautiful clouds will stay in our memory forever. Thank you.
ANTONELLA BENIGNA & VINCENZO BAGGIO (BENIGNA GROUP)
Great experience, first the people and their Kindness, then the service, the landscape, the simplicity of the whole place… simply perfect! A special thank you to Courtney. She has been very helpful and very kind throughtout our stay. Will be back… All the very best in the mean time!
ARTHUR, EMILE, JULIEN, YVES & ANNICK
Kafunta was our 4th lodge of our trip through Zambia and it was the best . Everything was amazing. Friendly staff, great game driving (special thanks to Joseph) and lovely food. Kafunta is in our heart!!!
KERRY & CHRISTINA
Ntanga Ventures. Zambia.
Thank you for another wonderful trip, As always you had a special place in my heart, Great food, Staff, Venue, Game viewing and Always Spoilt ”
ANNE-LAURE & ERIC BACCEGA
Thank you all the staff at the camp for their Kindness, Smiles, Competence. We will have some great memories from this stay at kafunta. And of course the wild, the animals, Elephants, Lions, Leopards, their behaviours and some good photos for us. Thanks to Chapuma and Justin.
BRIAN & JEMMY RICHARDS
Absolutely Brilliant! Loved the Lodge, The people, The Game and will be recommending it highly to friends.
TRISTAN AND BEVIN
What an unbelievable amazing first safari experience, from the beautiful scenery and magical wildlife. Interactions at the three camps, one could’nt have dreamed up a more perfect trip. The staff is so friendly and helpful and our guides Chapuma, Abel, Cephus and James always went far and beyond to make sure we enjoyed ourselves and had an adventure. Certainly hope to be back again soon
THE CRUICKSHANK FAMILY
Thank you very much to all the Team at Kafunta Lodge. Our stay has been amazing and the hospitality of all the staff exceptional. Kafunta has a lovely ambience created by the special people and is very easy to relax and enjoy. Cephus was an outstanding guide and we were treated to his vast knowledge and learned so much and saw so many memorable sightings. Daniel was fantastic as spotter and sundowner maker and was so enthusiastic and cheerful. Kafunta & its special people along with Zambia will remain in our hearts.
JULIE, CERI, ALIX, CORAL AND KIARA
UK and South Africa
We saw leopards on 75% of our drives – amazing. In total 27 Mammal Species, 4 reptile species, and 86 Bird Species! What a wonderful Location for a Multi – generational sister bonding trip. Staff were brilliant and even a lovely birthday cake.
San Diego, California
The Guide John was amazing, I’ve been here one day and already saw 3 leopards, 2 Lions and a ton of Elephants, Giraffes, Warthogs, Zebras, Water Buffalo. Much better than I expected. This is a fantastic Lodge and I hope to return!
THE IRELAND FAMILY
Thank you to everyone at Kafunta, Island Bush camp and 3 Rivers Camp for a memorable and magical holiday on our first trip to Africa. We have enjoyed everything from the amazing wildlife to the friendly welcome and delicious food. We will never forget to our time here and hope to be back here soon.
IRENE & KEN SANDERSON, STEVE HAZELTON
Our second stay at Kafunta surpassed the first stay (even though it was incredible). The multitude of animals was amazing, each and every safari we saw more and more. Many thanks to our guides; John and Martin, and our spotter Dave. Their “Bush eyes” and “Bush ears” pointed out so many things us mere mortals could have never seen.
Many thanks to the staff they are a credit to Kafunta. Friendly, always big smiles, nothing was too much trouble! Loved every minute of our stay, hope to be back soon!
p.s. Sleeping under the stars of 3 Rivers was a magical experience.
Life is made for memories like these! Surpassed all expectations in every department! Dottie and her team were so welcoming and attentive! The Safaires showed me all that I hoped for! Martin and Chapuma are amazing, although I’m not sure I believe all of Martin’s stories. I will return.
JOHN & BRENDA CALDER
Another wonderful experience at Kafunta, fantastic hospitality, terrific Safaris, Three Rivers was an absolute delight.
Fantastic first safari, thank you to all Kafunta staff. Guide Chapuma and spotter Peter were outstanding. Every drive was filled with animals and information from Chapuma!
SUE & DICK HARVEY
Wonderful, wonderful, we hope to return this is paradise.
DR. JAMES C. AND MARJORIE S. WAGGONER
McDonough, Georgia, USA
Well today is the saddest day and we are getting ready to leave this beautiful beautiful lodge and spot. Jim and I have loved every moment of our visit here. All was just great being with such a lovely lovely spot and a super staff… wish we could stay forever. All the safaris were great and fun and being in the bush so exciting. Jim and I will talk about this wonderful time forever and hope our paths cross again someday. Thanks so much for everything we learned and saw and experienced. Take good care of this magnificent spot on earth and we will think of all you often. Much love and many thanks.
DAVID AND JO
So very sad to have to leave Kafunta today. We have had such a wonderful time with all Staff being incredible welcoming, friendly and professional. Special thanks to our excellent guide, Abel, who is a credit to his profession throughout. Thanks everyone – we are already looking forward to our return. Lots of Love yours.
RUTH AND NICO
“When we have been here last year, it was an amazing time and we were sure to be back one day… All the memories at home told us to do so and after one year we are sitting here at Kafunta once againJ We had a perfect time – thanks to everyone – you all made our stay fantastic! And s special thanks to Chapuma – we were so lucky to see that much – the last 4 days were fantastic! We had so many breathtaking sightings – it´s unbelievable – still… ”
TONY, LOUISA, NELSON AND GEORGE PITTAR
Thank you Kafunta for such a wonderful holiday. Everything was perfect and I could not have chosen a better place to introduce Africa to my children. Tree Rivers Camp was also stunning, we will never forget our time there. Well done to everyone at Kafunta, you have nailed it!
ALISA, EDWARD AND ELEANOR CLODE-BAKER
What a magical find. Thank you to everyone for a wonderful few days which will remain with us forever! The staff have been so welcoming and Eleanor benefited from a very special birthday. Huge thanks to Jabes and Charles for sharing their knowledge and enriching our experience.