Kafunta River Lodge

From: $350 p. p. n. sharing

Kafunta River Lodge, in the South Luangwa National Park, lies in a riverine forest on the banks of the Luangwa River. This permanent lodge is built on the only natural hot spring in Zambia, and is open all year round. Game viewing from the comfort of the pool or hot spring is a fantastic experience. It is located with a prime wildlife area, with spectacular views of the river and floodplains

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The lodge is owner built and run and is focused on recruiting and training the local communities so they too benefit from tourism, and it provides a safe and friendly environment for children, making it a great option for families.

Why choose Kafunta River Lodge:

  • The pool and hot spring have unobstructed views on the river and floodplain, a fantastically relaxing way to watch game
  • The viewing deck with clear views on the water hole also gives guests the opportunity to view wildlife without leaving the lodge
  • Sundowners on afternoon safari drives


The lodge offers warm-toned, indulgent accommodation in the form of 8 double chalets and 2 luxury suites, which feature en suite bathrooms and a viewing deck upstairs. The chalets feature en suite showers, outdoor areas and draped mosquito nets for insect protection.

The chalets have thatched roofs and are raised on wooden platform for enhanced views. The rooms are luxurious and create a nostalgically traditional safari lodge atmosphere. Candle-lit dinners with clear views on the floodlit watering hole make the experience at Kafunta one-of-a-kind.


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