Independently owned Kafunta Safaris is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and to commemorate this significant milestone, the company is unveiling the much anticipated Sunset House, a private safari house set on the edge of Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park.

This marks the latest addition to Kafunta’s family of camps, which include Kafunta River Lodge, Three Rivers Camp, and Island Bush Camp. Located not far from the main lodge, The Sunset House overlooks the floodplains of the Luangwa River.

This exclusive house was stylishly designed by owners, Anke and Ron Cowan, keeping that warm and inviting family ambience that characterizes the company. The design blends canvas and solid walls to create a contemporary-looking harmony with the natural beauty around. And as the name suggests, The Sunset House offers a front-row seat to the dazzling African sunsets, right from the comfort of the house itself.

Families & friends in mind

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The Sunset House promises an exciting escape for young adventurers and their multi-generation families, as well as close-knit groups of friends in search of more seclusion. The house is cleverly divided into two units. The spacious main unit features two en-suite bedrooms, each with its own cozy sitting area that opens onto the expansive deck and pool. A shared living room completes the interior. Adjacent to this is the other unit, with a third bedroom, offering its own privacy and separate entrance. With this flexible layout, The Sunset House can comfortably host up to 9 or 10 guests of all age groups.

The outdoor area features a large infinity pool surrounded by an expansive deck with comfortable lounge chairs and shade umbrellas. It also includes the dining table and extends to a lower deck with a cozy fireplace. 

Tailored getaway

The house is the ideal choice for guests who value privacy, adaptability, and exceptional personalized service. With its own dedicated staff, including a private chef and safari guide, who are all about making guests happy, the focus is on flexibility and the freedom to create a one-of-a-kind experience. Whether it is an exciting family vacation, a festive reunion, or a laid-back escape with friends, The Sunset House guarantees a uniquely unforgettable journey.

Activities & relaxation

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Daily activities are aimed at both adults and children, ensuring an inclusive and memorable experience for all. Observing the abundant wildlife of the South Luangwa National Park through exciting safari game drives or all-day drives, complete with picnics to discover more remote areas of the park. Exploring the wilderness on foot with thrilling bush walks for guests aged 12 years and above, while younger adventurers can accompany the guide on an educational walk through the Kafunta grounds, ensuring an engaging and age-appropriate experience. Enjoying the local culture with visits to Mfuwe village, offering a firsthand glimpse into the vibrant traditions and customs of the Luangwa people and discovering unique crafts and impactful local artisans. And when it’s time to unwind, there is always the refreshing pool and its lounging chairs, or the option to enjoy some of Kafunta’s in-house spa treatments.

Extended stays and combinations

Kafunta Safaris offers a special discounted rate for stays of 5 nights or more, encouraging longer immersion in the natural beauty and richness of South Luangwa. This also provides the perfect opportunity to enhance the itinerary by combining The Sunset House with Kafunta’s more remote properties, Three Rivers Camp and Island Bush Camp. Venturing into even more untamed sections of the park and enjoying different camp experiences such as a sleep out or a visit to the wildlife hide, creating a truly overall safari holiday. Minimum age requirements may apply for specific camps or activities.

A sustainable holiday

Choosing to stay at The Sunset House is more than a memorable holiday, it is an opportunity to be part of a sustainable journey. Particularly committed to support the local villagers and the incredible wilderness, Kafunta Safaris donates a portion of the nightly fees to the Luangwa Conservation & Community Fund. Each guest therefore contributes to the vital initiatives of Project Luangwa, Conservation South Luangwa and the Chipembele Wildlife and Education Trust, leaving a positive and lasting impact for the people and the wildlife of the Luangwa Valley.

How to book

Find out more about Kafunta’s commitment to responsible tourism or read more about the new Sunset House by visiting their website. Alternatively, email with your request for a family holiday in South Luangwa.

To discover more about Kafunta Safaris and Sustainable Tourism, visit To learn more about The Sunset House, visit

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