With five bush chalets, the Kafunta Island Bush Camp offers untouched wilderness and walking safaris in the heart of South Luangwa National Park. It is an authentic safari camp set under the cool shade of old mahogany trees on the banks of the Luangwa River. Kafunta River Lodge combines all the essentials for a great safari. Each of the eight luxury private chalets and the main lounge and dining area overlook the game rich flood plain. Beyond the plain is the Luangwa River and one of the best game viewing areas.
Combine the comfort and luxury of Kafunta River Lodge with the rustic beauty of the Island Bush Camp. Here you combine your walking safari in South Luangwa with game drives. Both the lodge and the camp are situated in the Luangwa Valley, one of the prime spots for superb game viewing in Southern Africa.
Game drives take place every morning and afternoon
Walking safaris are a great opportunity to be at one with nature
Boasts over 420 of Zambia’s 732 species of birds
Game drives take place every morning and afternoon and are accompanied by Kafunta's qualified safari guides. During these safari activities we take you through the South Luangwa National Park in open 4×4 vehicles, where you are able to observe indigenous mammals and birds of Zambia as well as migrant birds.
The morning safari starts at sunrise after a light breakfast. In the briskness of the morning with its special light you are able to observe the abundance of wildlife of the South Luangwa National Park. During the safari a stop for a short tea-break and return to the lodge for a delicious brunch around 10:30 o'clock.
The walking safaris are a great opportunity to be at one with nature. The qualified and highly experienced safari guides and armed national park rangers will escort you safely into the true and unspoilt African bush during these safari activities. The Luangwa Valley is one of the few places in Africa where it is possible to walk amongst wildlife, which allows you to fully immerse yourself in African impressions, smells and sounds.
During this activity guides provide you with detailed explanations of spoors, vegetation and the ecology in general – an unmatched wildlife experience that will leave you with lifelong memories.
Night drives provide the unique opportunity to see a great variety of nocturnal animals and the chance to see lions and leopards as well as other predators in their time of activity and with a bit of luck you might even experience the big cats hunting. The safari starts in the late afternoon and stops half way through for sundowners while watching the magnificent African sunset, continuing the safari after dusk to see what the night has to offer.
The night drives are accompanied by our experienced safari guides and spotters, who are skilled in finding a great variety of nocturnal game with the powerful spotlight. We return to the lodge around 20:00 for dinner where you will be able to regale everyone with the day's events.
South Luangwa National Park, boasts over 420 of Zambia's 732 species of birds. This includes 39 types of birds of prey and 47 migrant species so whatever the season, the South Luangwa National Park is an excellent bird watching destination. Expert guides will lead your personalised safari. The most recommended and interesting time for bird watching is from November to May when the birds have their breeding plumage and the migrant birds visit the Luangwa Valley.