Bush Experience


Combine Walking Safaris with Game Drives. 

A South Luangwa safari lets you enjoy the best walking safari in the Luangwa Valley and experience the real African bush. Our Bush Experience safari package offers a unique opportunity to combine the comfort and luxury of Kafunta River Lodge with the rustic beauty of the Island Bush Camp, and the splendid location of Three Rivers Camp with its exquisite star bed sleep-outs, while enjoying a variety of game drives and bush walks. The lodge and both bush camps are situated in the Luangwa Valley, one of the prime spots for superb game viewing in Southern Africa.

Kafunta River Lodge

The first days are spent at Kafunta River Lodge which offers the opportunity to discover the game rich Mfuwe area and relax in a classic safari lodge overlooking a floodplain and the South Luangwa National Park.

The camp offers rustic accommodation in grass and reed huts built on stilts that ensure safety from wild animals and provide an unlimited view of the Luangwa River.

The lodge has a private park entry that leads to a beautiful corner of the park not used by many safari operators.

The central location of Kafunta River Lodge allows us to explore vast areas of South Luangwa National Park. Game activities at Kafunta River Lodge include game viewing in open vehicles and unique night drives which offer the opportunity to view nocturnal animals.

Island Bush Camp

A three hour drive from Kafunta River Lodge through remote wilderness takes you to Island Bush Camp in the far South of the national park.

Island Bush Camp is built from natural, locally sourced materials and the chalets are set along the banks of the Luangwa River.

The camp offers rustic comfort and each chalet has its own en-suite bathroom with running water, flushing toilets and hot bucket showers. The camp is the base for the daily walking safaris.

Three Rivers Camp

Only about two hours drive from Kafunta River Lodge, or a morning walk away from Island Bush Camp, is Three Rivers Camp, located just north of the South Luangwa Lusangazi gate. The new tented camp is elegantly decorated with natural materials and features unique elevated platforms ready with day beds for uninterrupted views of the surroundings during the day and unspoiled star-spotting at night.

The camp offers stylish comfort and each tent has its en-suite bathroom with indoor AND outdoor showers, a viewing deck as well as the raised sleep-out platform. The camp offers game drives and bush walks.


Returning to Kafunta River Lodge, you spend the last part of your safari enjoying the comforts of the lodge where you are able to participate in more game drives.

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