Mfuwe International Airport caters for charters and scheduled flights that connect with major international carriers from Lusaka (the capital of Zambia) and Lilongwe (Malawi’s capital).
South Luangwa National Park is approximately 5 hours from Lilongwe or 8 to 10 hours drive from Lusaka and Kafunta River Lodge is well signposted from Chipata.
For more up to date details on road conditions please contact us.
Kafunta River Lodge: -13.162776, 31.738933
Island Bush Camp: -13.432117, 31.472074
Three Rivers Camp -13.411365, 31.556418
Kafunta River Lodge is open from April till the end of the year and it is closed during the green season Jan to March. The Luangwa Valley offers different experiences thought the seasons.
The temperatures are pleasant, with warm days and comfortable nights. It is dry but the last short rains could be experienced at the start of April. The bush is lush and the grass has turned golden brown, the sky is clear covered with white clouds. It is a great time to visit the Luangwa and game viewing is good.
They are the coolest month and sometimes cold at night, with warm and pleasant days. The bush is drying up fast and the remote areas are now open. The game viewing is great and the cooler days make it pleasant to stay out on safari longer.
These are the hottest month with August being modest and October very hot right into the night. The bush is dry and animals frequently come down to the river to drink; the game viewing can be amazing. The landscape is dry and dusty ready for the first rains in late October.
These months bring hot days and warm nights. First occasional rain showers start in November and last through December, it does not rain daily and it never last long (1 hour). It is amazing to see the change from the dusty dry to new life. The bush awakens with new greenery and many animals have their young. This is a great time to experience the bush and the game viewing is great.
These months are the peak of the rainy season, heavy storms last into the night and it can rain for hours, mainly at night. The days are sunny and bright with fantastic views and stunning sunsets. The water table rises and the rivers and lagoon are water filled. The bush is lush and green making game viewing more difficult but still rewarding. The roads are wet and game drives are restricted to the main road, many areas of the park are not accessible. Some operators offer river safaris for this time of the year.
We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travellers make a big impact on the lives of community at your destination. Use available space in your luggage to provide supplies to communities you visit.
Saving just a few kilos of space in your luggage and bring along supplies for local schools or medical clinics, you’ll make a priceless impact on the lives of children and families. Please visit Pack for a Purpose to see what supplies are needed for our projects.
Tourist visas are available at the point of entry for most passport holders at a cost of 50 US$ (cash is recommended). For more info visit the Zambia Immigrations website.