The Cowan’s first opened Kafunta 20 years ago. Built from scratch they have increased their portfolio to 3 lodges; the main River Lodge and two seasonal bush camps. With 20 years experience, it is easy to see why they are valley favourites, treating each guest as an extension of the family!
The marsh in front of the lodge attracts a wealth of animals, from elephants looking to bathe and drink to abundant birdlife swooping in to grab insects or frogs from the water. With lions, wild dog and leopards all regular sightings in camp it is an excellent place to relax for an afternoon to see who comes to visit. Directly below the dining deck, you can often spot lazy hippos wallowing just meters from the viewing point with a drink in hand!
At certain times of the year the entrance into the park from Kafunta is an adventure in itself. In the dry season you can drive straight across the riverbed and into the park but in the months where the river is higher you can enjoy taking the pontoon across the private entrance. The guys will ‘row’ you across using brute strength to pull the pontoon along a rope system alongside the famous Luangwa River, teeming with hippos and crocodiles. Start your game viewing the second you hit the water!
*Office hours: Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM (GMT+1)
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