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Real African safari experience in South Luangwa, Zambia
Real African safari experience in South Luangwa, Zambia

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Kafunta River Lodge has a hide which offers guests great photo opportunities right at the lodge. Located under the deck, it’s a great place to relax during the day and watch the game at the lodge and waterhole.
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Great video of a confrontation between a crocodile and a lion on the banks of the Luangwa River on a night game drive. The croc displays the great patience for which they are known.

Video courtesy of Anja and Lisa.

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This morning after the first rains of the season, elephants came to Kafunta River Lodge to enjoy the wild mangoes.

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Elephant taking a drink from Kafunta River Lodge's infinity pool.
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Congratulations to +Project Luangwa for coming in as runner up as Best Charity in the Safari Awards 2015.

A great charity that we're very proud to support, Project Luangwa's aim is to create an effective, coordinated approach to helping local communities improve their long term economic prospects whilst avoiding a negative impact on the environment and wildlife.
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Zambians have a passion for football and so do Ron and Anke Cowan and the staff at Kafunta Safaris.

A few years ago they got together with some of the local community and started the Mfuwe Junior Football League. At first there was just one team of boys all under the age of 13 but the idea caught on and soon 6 teams were meeting each week.

At the start the players had no boots or team strips and the only way to tell the teams apart was by ‘skins versus shirts’. Then, through generous donations from guests, the teams acquired colourful kit. But because boys grow there is always a shortage of football kit, as well as boots and balls.

Now there are 20 teams - divided into under 12s and under 15s - competing at weekends. But what about the boys who have to leave the league when they reach their 16th birthday? The team coaches got together and selected the best players who’d come up through the league to form ‘The All Stars’. These boys, who are all still at school, compete against much older players at Amateur League level.
Team practices and games keep the boys fit and out of trouble but they need to work hard at school too. So to encourage them Project Luangwa and Kafunta Safaris want to give every young footballer in the All Stars team a ‘school kit’ to make sure that they do as well at school as they do on the football field.

But we can only do this with your help.

What’s in a ‘school kit’? 

- School bag - $12
- Exercise books - $10
- Stationery - $5
- Maths set - $3
- Scientific calculator - $12

Any donations would be greatly appreciated and may be made through Project Luangwa at www.projectluangwa.org/donate.
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Brilliant photo of a leopard taken by Madelaine Dreyfuss on a recent safari with us in the South Luangwa.
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Kafunta Safaris is excited to announce that Kafunta River Lodge is a Finalist in the 2015 Safari Awards for Best Value Safari Property.

With nominations from over a thousand luxury travel professionals, hundreds of readers of Conde Nast Traveller, Tatler, Brides and Travel Africa Magazine you can rest assured that any safari operation nominated for a Safari Award is amongst the best in its genre.

Finalists are amongst the top 3% not just in Africa but worldwide, and the Safari Award Winners are unquestionably the best, their reputation earned through excellence recognised by independent industry experts.

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Majestic leopard.
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It's post-safari and lunch awaits on the Luangwa riverbank. Courtesy of Dr. Michael E. Leary.
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