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Supporting the rising football stars of South Luangwa

Kafunta Safari Lodge recently received a visit from former Austrian international footballer Walter Hörmann and his wife Barbara who spent time with the Luangwa Safari Football League players on the dirt fields of Mfuwe, Zambia.

Getting to know the Thornicroft’s giraffe

The Thornicroft’s giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis thornicrofti), also known as the Rhodesian giraffe, is a morphologically distinct sub-species of giraffe found only in the Luangwa Valley in Zambia.

A ‘lazy leopard’ sighting

Recently, our Lodge Manager at Kafunta Safaris in South Luangwa, Lisa Peake, joined in on a guest game drive. She was fortunate enough to see a leopard relaxing in a tree – what she reckons was her best sighting ever.

Photoseries: Spotted bush snake enjoys a frog dinner

Anna van Doorn and Ludovic Wilmart managed to take some excellent photographs of a harmless spotted bush snake (Philothamnus semivariegatus) who had caught quite a large frog and was in the process of devouring it whole.

Football for a cause in Zambia

During the month of November 2016, Kafunta Safaris and the Mfuwe Sports Association supported the very first Carnivore Conservation Cup football tournament organized by the Zambian Carnivore Program and sponsored by the National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative.

Baboon troop takes a dip

As temperatures climb in South Luangwa, a troop of baboons decide to brave the water for a cool-down.

The leopards of Luangwa

South Luangwa is known as The Valley of the Leopard and the region most certainly lives up to its name!

Lion eats lion

A fight over territory leads to a gruesome scene as a lion feeds on a lioness of a competing pride.

A baby giraffe is dinner for three lions

The reality of the African wilderness is captured in a series of photos that show three lions with their recent kill while the rest of the baby giraffe’s family looks on.

Breakfast with wild dogs

Wild dogs rip an impala from limb to limb in seconds before guests have even had a chance to enjoy their morning coffee.