This African safari holiday begins with 2 nights in a private lodge followed by 6 nights in a two different bush camp on the Luangwa River within South Luangwa National Park and finishes with a further 1 night at the private lodge. The 10-days South Luangwa safari includes a range of game viewing activities including guided game drives, night game drives, and walking safaris.
For scenery, a variety of animals and accessibility South Luangwa National Park is considered one of the best park in Africa and one the most majestic in Africa. Impalas, Pukus, and buffaloes roam the wide-open plains; leopards of which there are many hunts in the dense woodlands; herds of Elephants wade through the marshes, and hippos munch serenely on the Nile cabbage in the Luangwa River. The bird life is also tremendous with about 400 species being recorded.
Kafunta River Lodge
Kafunta River Lodge is set in the riverside forest on the banks of the Luangwa River overlooking the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. This classic safari lodge offers guests all the comforts while being situated in unspoiled wilderness. With 8 private chalets and 2 luxury suites, there is something for all discerning guests. Central to the lodge is the spacious bar and dining area. Built around a semi-evergreen wild mango tree and thatched in the traditional style, the lodge offers superb panoramic views over the Luangwa River and the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. Great game viewing and bird watching from the lodge is guaranteed.
Adjacent to the bar is the pool and the only natural hot spring tub in the Luangwa Valley. This unique hot tub is fed from a source on Kafunta’s grounds, offering a constant temperature of 38 degrees. Here you can enjoy pure relaxation while at the same being presented with magnificent views over the floodplains and the Luangwa River. Kafunta River Lodge has its own pontoon 5 minutes from the lodge, the adventurous crossing takes you into the more remote areas of the park – an alternative to the main gate 10 km (game driving) North of the lodge.
Island Bush Camp
This small, personalized camp lies under a grove of Mahogany trees on the banks of the Luangwa River, Zambia. The Island Bush Camp offers rustic accommodation in grass/reed huts, with the modern comforts of hot showers and running water. Each chalet has a private verandah overlooking the Luangwa River. The Island Bush Camp is 2 hours drive south of Kafunta River Lodge in a very remote game-rich area of the southern section of the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.
Far from the more well-beaten tracks, Island Bush Camp offers complete solitude and the chance to explore the bush on small and exclusive walking safaris in the woodland and open plains that exist in this area. Guided by some of the Valleys very best guides and escorted by armed official wildlife scout ensuring your safety and giving you an exciting and educational view of the bush at ground level where the sights and sounds heighten your senses. Although the main activity at Island Bush camp is walking safaris, the camp also uses a safari vehicle to get into a variety of walking areas or return from a walk after dark to discover some of the nocturnal wildlife in the area.
Three Rivers Camp
Three Rivers Camp is the latest addition to the Kafunta Safaris’ portfolio and is set at the confluence of the Luangwa, Kapamba and Lusangazi Rivers in South Luangwa, Zambia. The stylish tents lay under shady sausage trees and are facing either the Luangwa River or the game-rich lagoon.
Sitting in the cozy chairs near the dining area, you will have boundless views of the Luangwa River and the Kapamba River, with their white beaches where hippos love basking in the sun. Or choose to rest on the plush daybeds on top of your private viewing deck and observe giraffes and waterbucks strolling down to the lagoon. Bordering the national park, the area around the camp is unspoiled and teeming with wildlife and offers unrivaled game viewing.
This package is the perfect extension to the Victoria Falls package providing a safari experience in the world-class but less crowded National Parks of Africa. There are a number of other good lodges located in region and packages can be arranged to these lodges such as the Mfuwe Lodge, Kapamba, Zungulila, Chindeni. Please Contact Absolute Zambia Safaris for many other lodges in the region or to extend this package with other destinations in Zambia such as Lower Zambezi and Kafue National Park and the other country such as Malawi or Botswana and many others surrounding.
Day 1 – Arrival Meet& Greet/ Flight to Mfuwe
On arrival at Mfuwe airport, you will be met by your hosts from Kafunta River Lodge and transferred to the lodge. On arrival at your lodge, you may want to undertake a night game drive or relax at your lodge enjoying a bush boma under the stars.
Day 2 – Kafunta Lodge
A full day to enjoy all South Luangwa National Park has to offer as you have the option of game drives with experienced guides through the park or walking safaris with experienced guides through this wildlife-rich National Park.
Day 3 – Transfer to Island Bush Camp
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred by open vehicle through South Luangwa National Park to your remote and intimate bush camp located on the Luangwa River. You will be getting to the camp in time for lunch and relax then its afternoon tea and followed by a night game drive and return in time for dinner and bed.
Day 4 – Island Bush Camp
Morning Breakfast and walking safari or Morning game drive, you will be getting back to the camp in time for lunch then relax and afternoon tea will follow then its night game drive and return for dinner and bed.
Day 5 – Island Bush Camp
Same as day four – Morning Breakfast and walking safari or Morning game drive, you will be getting back to the camp in time for lunch then relax and afternoon tea will follow then it’s night game drive and return for dinner and bed.
Day 6 – Transfer to Three Rivers Buch Camp
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred by open vehicle through South Luangwa National Park to Three Rivers Bush Camp where you will spend 3 nights. You will be arriving in time for lunch then relax followed by afternoon tea and night game drive, returning for dinner and bedtime.
Day 7 – Three Rivers Bush Camp
Morning breakfast and morning game drive or walking safari getting back to the camp for lunch and relax then its night game drive then its dinner and bedtime.
Day 8 – Three Rivers Bush Camp
Morning breakfast and morning game drive or walking safari getting back to the camp for lunch and relax then it is night game drive then its dinner and bedtime.
Day 9 – Transfer to Kafunta Lodge
Morning breakfast and game drive or walking safari and then after lunch you will be taken on an open vehicle for your transfer to Kafunta Lodge for your last night. You will be arriving in time to relax and night game drive.
Day 10 – Transfer to Mfuwe Airport/Flight to Lusaka for Onward Connection
This morning after an early morning game drive you will be transferred to Mfuwe airport for your return flight to Lusaka and onwards destination.