EXCEPTIONAL SAFARI EXPERIENCES
Enjoy some of Africa’s finest wilderness through the great variety of activities on offer.
Game drives are the most popular way to discover the park and observe all the astounding wildlife and birdlife of South Luangwa. We offer morning and afternoon game drives with our qualified guides in customised open vehicles. The afternoon drive extends as a night drive.
The Luangwa Valley is one of the few places in Africa where it is possible to walk amongst the wilderness. Under the guidance of our professional guides and an armed national park scout, you have the opportunity to safely discover the secrets of the African bush up close and personal.
Our afternoon game drives continue after sunset to have the unique opportunity to observe those animals which are active only at night, and to have a chance to see the larger predators such as leopards, lions and hyenas on the move and possibly hunting.
South Luangwa is a paradise for keen bird watchers with over 420 recorded species of birds, including 39 birds of prey and 47 migrant species. If you are a dedicated ornithologist, we offer specialised birding safaris with our passionate guides. Prior arrangement and private vehicle recommended.
The Luangwa Valley is the ideal place for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. Private safaris come at an extra charge and are tailor-made to your interests, with the exclusive use of our vehicles and guides. In total solitude and away from other guests, you can immerse yourself in the African bush. Prior arrangement recommended.
Bring your family on safari and experience a unique and unforgettable vacation. Younger guests are fascinated by the wildlife and eager to learn about their habitats and habits, and spending time close together in the unspoilt Zambian bush will create family memories to last a lifetime.
Fill the rest of your day with a choice of many other activities (dependent on the property)
The Kafunta hide offers guests great photo opportunities right at the lodge. Concealed at the edge of the waterhole, it’s a great place to relax during the day, watching wild animals strolling by and spotting the many waterbirds.
Our tree deck is set discreetly at the brink of the property and offers an elevated view of the flood plains and the Luangwa River. An ideal place for a surprise meal it is also a great location to relax in the breeze.
Located near the bar, our infinity pool is hard to resist after a busy game viewing morning and delicious lunch. Put your feet up and relax on one of the loungers while observing the many baboons and pukus on the floodplain.
This is the only natural hot tub in the Luangwa Valley! We are lucky to have a natural hot spring flowing underground, so the hot tub is fed directly from this geothermal source, with its water constantly at 38 degrees centigrade. Perfect for the winter months!
Skip the siesta and indulge with a deep-tissue massage or treat yourself with a delicate facial treatment at our intimate spa.
If you prefer to exercise, we have a nicely equipped gym tucked away in a quiet corner of the lodge, where you can enjoy a bit of fitness with a view.
ART & CRAFT
Make sure to visit some of the talented artists of the valley and support them while shopping for fun: Project Luangwa Craft Shop, Tribal Textiles & The Artisans Market, Mulberry Mongoose, Azimai,etc.
CULTURE & CONSERVATION
Expand your African experience with a cultural visit to town and to Project Luangwa, learn more about wildlife preservation with a stop at Conservation South Luangwa or take a tour of the Chipembele Conservation Center.
FAVOURITE SAFARI ITINERARIES
Let us help you design your ideal safari holiday with some suggestions of our favourite combinations and destinations.
BEST OF SOUTH LUANGWA
COMBINE WALKING SAFARIS WITH GAME DRIVES
Take advantage of our favourable long stay rates by choosing one of our Best of South Luangwa packages. We have designed these promotional itineraries to maximise your safari experience by uniquely combining the comfort and luxury of Kafunta River Lodge with the rustic beauty of Island Bush Camp and the splendid location of Three Rivers Camp with its exquisite star bed sleep-outs. All of this, while enjoying superb game viewing at camp and through a variety of game drives and bush walks. You will see the very best of South Luangwa, one of the prime spots for fantastic wilderness in Southern Africa.
LET US HELP YOU CREATE YOUR TRIP OF A LIFETIME
Experience the unspoilt wilderness and untouched beauty of the entire Luangwa Valley. Observe the abundant wildlife of South Luangwa before wandering on foot in the remoteness of the Luambe and North Luangwa parks
Combine the wilderness of the Luangwa Valley with the sparkling blue waters and the golden sand beaches of Lake Malawi, and its paradise islands.
Kafue National Park is the largest park in Zambia and would complement perfectly a safari in South Luangwa, as it is home to large populations of roan antelopes and sable antelopes, along with cheetahs.
LOWER ZAMBEZI PARK
After exploring the banks of the Luangwa River, we recommend a visit to the Lower Zambezi National Park for a completely different river experience where water-based safaris and activities are on offer.