Kafue National Park




Kafue National Park

KAFUE is the third largest national park in Africa covering 22,500 square kilometres.  The Kafue River and it's tributaries contribute to the great diversity of landscapes, making this one of the most interesting and rewarding of all the African Parks. Despite its size and proximity to Livingstone and Victoria Falls, the Kafue remains surprisingly wild and unvisited. It is home to an abundance of wildlife, including many mammal and bird species not seen south of the Zambezi River.

The Northern section of the park is dominated by a vast floodplain fed by the Lufupa River system, which recedes in the dry season, creating a unique area. The   Busanga Plains is a vast flat expanse that stretches in all directions as far as the eye can see - one of Zambia’s most significant wetland resources and one of the few untouched by development or human activity. The floods reach their height from March to May, after the rains and large herds of hippo are stranded in the shallow pools left as the water recedes in the dry season.

The park is accessible from May through mid-November.

Kafue Itineraries



After the rains  large herds of hippo are stranded in the shallow pools left as the water recedes in the dry season. The lush grasslands are grazed by red lechwe in their thousands. During the wet season they splash about in the shallow waters, and lion, who usually dislike water, can be seen chasing them through water at least a half a meter deep. Other antelope  are blue wildebeest, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, buffalo, zebra, reedbuck, oribi, puku and impala. Bushpig and warthog are also inhabitants of the plains. The shy swamp-dwelling sitatunga is found here, its widespread hooves enabling it to walk on the floating reedmats. Roan antelope are seen regularly in the northern sector as well as big herds of sable 30-40 strong. The wealth of game on the plains are a big attraction for lions and prides of up to twenty are spotted regularly. Cheetah and Leopard also roam the plains.

The birdlife is abundant with over 400 species recorded including the Wattled Crane, purple crested loerie and Pel’s fishing owl.

Shumba Camp

SHUMBA CAMP is a premier camp comprising six spacious luxury safari tents on raised platforms with breathtaking views of the surrounding plains. This camp is perfectly situated to see large numbers of plains game and their predators - including some of the best lion and cheetah viewing in Africa!

A maximum of twelve guests can be accommodated at any one time and great emphasis has been placed on the "guided" experience - being led by qualified, enthusiastic people with in-depth knowledge of the area and its wildlife. The dining and bar area is situated under the shade of enormous trees, elevated to give splendid views of the plains. A large focus here is to involve guests in the safari way of life, so many of the meals are prepared and cooked in front of the guests.

An infinity edge pool overlooks the plains.

Kapinga Camp

KAPINGA CAMP is set in the North-west corner of the Busanga Plains. A Wilderness premier camp, Kapinga provides luxury while blending into the environment  There are 4 luxury tents and with a maximum of 6 you are assured highly individualized experience.

The rooms are well appointed with wooden floors, and canvas or mesh walls. White curtains provide privacy. The bedroom area is at one end; the living area, with wardrobe and sofa, is in the middle; and the bathroom at the other end, with sinks toilet and indoor and outdoor showers

The camp is is set in woodland, in the north-east corner of the Busanga Plains, so you are more likely to see elephant here. Common facilities include a circular boma, a round table for meals, a lounge area and a small swimming pool looking out over the grasslands.


Lunga River Camp

LUNGA RIVER CAMP is situated on the west bank of the magnificent Lunga River in the north-eastern region of the Kafue National Park. The River and the wildlife along the river forms the focus of this lodge. The Lunga river is one of the three main tributaries into the Busanga Plains, an area in the extreme north of the Park.

Lunga River Lodge has six spacious thatched rooms with private decks that overlook the river, ensuring breathtaking views and en suite shower and bathroom. There is a bar with sundeck that is suspended over the river, a dining room and deck, reading room and plunge pool. A maximum of 12 guests can be accommodated at any one time. There is a lawn with a swimming pool.

Activities include game drives, walking safaris and boating trips as well as fishing. Night drives provide the added excitement of the nocturnal wonders of the area.

Busanga Bush Camp

BUSANGA BUSH CAMP is a Wilderness classic camp lying in the north-western section of the Busanga. It caters for six guests in three well-appointed canvas and reed style tents.  Tents are en suite and have with wall-to-wall views of the spectacular wildlife that frequents the plain in front of the camp. The dining and bar area is under the shady canopy of majestic trees. Generally, dinners are served under the stars overlooking the floodplains.

This camp is perfectly situated to see large numbers of plains game and their predators - including some of the best lion and cheetah viewing in Africa.

Game drives including night drives and game walks are available.

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