In 2025, the African wilderness will welcome a landmark in luxury safari experiences with the launch of Anantara Kafue River Tented Camp in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. Minor Hotels, an international hotel owner, operator, and investor with a portfolio of over 545 hotels, is set to introduce this exclusive retreat in one of the oldest and largest national parks in the country.
Perched on the banks of the Kafue River, the camp is ingeniously designed, suspended 3.5 meters above the ground for an uninterrupted connection with nature. It will feature 12 spacious tents, including a grand 600-square meter Presidential Villa, offering guests an unparalleled blend of intimacy, exclusivity, and luxury amidst the wild. Further enhancing the experience, the camp includes two islands housing a spa, wellness area, swimming pool, restaurant, bar, lounge, and a traditional African boma.
This venture is a collaboration between Minor Hotels and Agro Safari, combining vast land holdings with hospitality expertise. This partnership is set to redefine the safari experience, bringing a shared vision to life while honoring the legacy of both entities.
Designed for the discerning traveler, each luxury tent will offer privacy and a deep connection with the surrounding landscape, complete with a personal plunge pool and boat access. Guests can indulge in a variety of nature-centric activities, including canoeing, fishing, birdwatching, and boat safaris, designed to provide an immersive experience in the African bush.
Kafue National Park, spanning a massive 22,400 square kilometers in Western Zambia, is home to an incredible diversity of wildlife and birdlife, much of which remains unexplored. The camp is conveniently accessible, situated just a three-hour drive or a short helicopter journey from either Victoria Falls or the capital, Lusaka.
Sustainability is a cornerstone of the Anantara Kafue River Tented Camp. The resort is committed to eco-friendly practices, employing solar energy, sustainable materials, and other green technologies, striking a balance between luxury and environmental stewardship.
More than just a luxury safari destination, the camp represents a community-focused endeavor. It aims to integrate local culture into its operations, employing a predominantly Zambian staff and engaging local businesses, thereby becoming a symbol of community empowerment and cultural celebration.
Anantara’s presence in Southern Africa, complemented by this new addition, underscores its commitment to offering unique and enriching experiences, setting a new benchmark for luxury safaris in the continent. The Anantara Kafue River Tented Camp is poised to offer an escape where the beauty of nature meets the pinnacle of luxury, creating an unforgettable journey into the heart of Africa.