Kafue National Park


Kafue is Zambia’s oldest park and by far the largest. It was proclaimed in 1950 and is spread over 22,400 square kms - the second largest national park in the world and about the size of Wales. Despite the Park’s proximity to both Lusaka and the Copperbelt, it has remained underdeveloped until the most recent years. Despite the depravations of poaching and lack of management, the Park is still a raw and diverse slice of African wilderness with excellent game viewing, birdwatching and fishing opportunities. From the astounding Busanga Plains in the North-western section of the Park to the tree-choked wilderness and the lush dambos of the south, fed by the emerald green Lunga, Lufupa and Kafue Rivers, the Park sustains huge herds of a great diversity of wildlife. Large prides of lion, solitary leopards and cheetahs are the prime predators. There is a host of smaller carnivores from the side-striped jackal, civet, genet and various mongoose. Birdwatching, especially on the rivers and the dambos, is superb. Notables include the wattled crane, purple crested loerie and Pel’s fishing owl. Well over 400 species of birds have been recorded throughout the park.



Busanga Bush Camp

Busanga Bush Camp lies in the heart of the Busanga Plains, a vast mosaic of expansive grassy seasonal floodplains that extends to the horizon. The camp, hidden in a well vegetated tree-island of sycomore fig trees, can accommodate eight guests in four well-appointed tents...


Hippo Lodge

Hippo Lodge is situated along the banks of the Kafue River in Kafue National Park. Zambia. Kafue National Park is one of Africa's largest game parks comprising 22,400km2 of breathtaking wilderness and the greatest species diversity of all the National Parks in Zambia...


Konkamoya Camp

Cookes' African Safaris is a family run safari operation situated on the banks of Lake Itezhi-Tezhi in the southern areas of the unspoilt Kafue National Park...


Leopard Lodge

Leopard Lodge is a secluded, family-run game lodge on the banks of the Kafue River in a game management area surrounded by Zambia's Kafue National Park...


Mayukuyuku Camp

Mayukuyuku Camp is located on the banks of the Kafue River in a location that is probably one of the most picturesque spots in the whole park...


Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp

Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp is located on the site of the old Nanzhila Rest Camp in the remote and seldom visited southern sector of Kafue National Park...


Shumba Camp

Shumba Camp is located in the centre of the Busanga Plains, home to hundreds of red lechwe, puku, roan and oribi...


Day 1 - 4: Kafue National Park

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities & Drinks

This is Zambia's biggest and oldest National Park. Three rivers the Lufupa, Lunga and Kafue form the life blood of the reserve with the annual summer flood of the Lufupa creating an impressive floodplain delta. The flood plains, rivers, and woodlands support an impressive array of animal and birdlife and a number of private lodges make this remarkable reserve easier to visit.

The most exclusive wildlife ballooning in all of Africa, this activity allows you to take to the skies in style. Gaze over scenic splendour, watch hippo playing far below and fly eye-to-eye with an eagle.

Day 5 - 8: Kafue National Park

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities & Drinks

One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourism attraction. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is an ideal place to combine game viewing and water sports. There is excellent fishing, a terrifying bungee jump and arguably the best commercial white water rafting in the world.

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