Three Rivers Camp

Three Rivers Camp is Kafunta’s superior bush camp in the south of South Luangwa. Set away from other lodges and camps, this is a luxury bush camp set on the afflux of the three rivers running through South Luangwa.

The star beds are the real draw here, at no extra cost you can choose to sleep in your comfy indoor bed or an incredible fully made bed with a mosquito net on a raised platform. Here you can watch as hippos come to munch the lawn and catch any night time action.

Why we love Three Rivers Camp!

For me, Three Rivers has the best rooms I’ve seen in the valley, the addition of the star bed was incredible. I managed to watch hippos munch the lawns, an elephant walk past and numerous plains game drink at the waterhole. Be warned you may not actually go to sleep!

– Last visited by Chloe McCormack – October 2018 –

Fast Facts


South Luangwa (2 hours south of Kafunta River Lodge)


5 tented chalets

Great for

Walking safaris and sleep outs

Children welcome

Yes. Minimum age 12 years


25 May – 01 November

Ideal length of stay

2 nights – combine this with Kafunta’s other bush camp and the main River Lodge for a great well-rounded valley experience.


Yes (not on the star bed)


No nor signal

(Rates 'from' pppn)

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$$$: USD 601 – USD1,000/pppn
$$$$: USD1,001+/pppn

Lodge Key Features

Star bed

The best part about this camp is the star beds by far! Doubling up as somewhere you can relax between activities it gives you the option at no added cost to have a sleep out under the stars. On a raised platform, they dress up the star beds the same as they are in the room with the addition of a large mosquito net over them. You can stargaze, watch the animals that come past and sleep under the moon.

Our recommendation is to try and go when there is a full moon, so you can clearly see the animals without the use of a spotlight, it is quite magical. Nevertheless, it is incredible with or without a full moon.


Much like its sister camp (Island Bush Camp), there are no other lodges in the area so you aren’t going to run into other guests. Like its namesake, it is based on the edge of the confluence of the three rivers in the valley, therefore, you have vast views of the rivers, riverbeds and the bush beyond.

There is a training school for guides and scouts nearby, who also make use of the remoteness of the area. You will probably see the trainee guides when you enter the park, but other than that you won’t see another soul for miles.

Game viewing

Here the game viewing is still in the early stages as the game is being habituated. However, we experienced many unique and interesting sightings, from fighting mongoose to a gemsbok. Leopards were spotted on every drive we did, so you can still see the, traditionally, more exciting wildlife here.

The walking here is also great, it’s remote and untouched so every walk is a new exploration (ok they may have pre-planned the route) finding unique and interesting flora and fauna.

Client Reviews

  • Best rooms in the valley

    I really loved 3 rivers the rooms were incredible. The addition of the star bed was just magical I loved sleeping outside being able to watch the hippos. The outside shower was awesome and the food was great. The staff were amazing and my guide Sephus was brilliant finding an incredible mongoose battle with the camp manager Adam! 10/10 would come back and recommend.

  • Finale!

    Our first time in Africa for a safari adventure could not have been finalised in a better location. Three Rivers Camp was superb. True glamping with wildlife on tap. This place should suit any safari traveller providing the best of both camping adventure and luxury accommodation. The wildlife was a little more skittish here than at Island Bush Camp or Kafunta Lodge but a perfect way to end our time in South Luangwa. A big thank you to TJ and his crew for looking after and putting up with us.

    Lindy C
  • Sleep Out

    Each room at Three Rivers Camp offers Guests the choice between sleeping inside or outside. If you opt for this second option, you will be able to locate plenty constellations on a clear sky and it’s a real adrenalin experience in the middle of the bush!

  • Luxury new camp

    We stayed 2 nights as part of an 8 night stay at the 3 camps of Kafunta Safaris. This camp was different to its sister camps and complements them because it offers a different experience. To be able to sleep out under the stars every night but have a bed made up in the room if you don’t like it is pure luxury. We loved it! Two showers – outdoor and indoor are offered. You want to stay longer just to use the facilities more. The communal eating and sitting area is lovely with great views over the river. Two rooms also have this view, ours overlooked a waterhole and was very private.


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