Kafue National Park

Zambia’s oldest park is also the country’s largest. Proclaimed in 1950 and covering 22,400 km², Kafue National Park’s game viewing, bird watching and fishing are simply superb. Although only two hours drive from Livingstone, Kafue National Park remains relatively untouched and unexplored – perfect for a secluded getaway.

Large quantities of wildlife are sustained by the life giving habitats of grassland plains, woodland forests and lush wetland systems. The Park boasts an astonishing diversity of antelope – more than anywhere else in Africa – including the rare blue and yellow-backed duiker, sitatunga and lechwe. Kafue is also renowned for it’s leopard population, which are frequently seen on night-drives, and one of the largest populations of Wild Dog in Africa.

Home to over 400 different species, the rivers and wetlands of the reserve are a bird lover’s paradise. Notable species include the Wattled Crane, Purple-crested Lourie and Pel’s Fishing Owl. Keen anglers will also be rewarded with excellent fishing. For those looking to unwind, a relaxing sunset cruise along the river makes for an excellent place to enjoy a sundowner or two.

Kafue National Park’s infrastructure is ever-improving, with several airstrips and well-graded roads. The trackers and game rangers are extremely experienced and only to happy to pass on their expert knowledge of the bush. A diverse range of accommodation options means that there’s something to suit all budgets and preferences. Recommended lodges include Busanga Bush Camp, Kapinga Camp, Lunga River Lodge and Shumba Camp.

 

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Busanga Bush Camp

Busanga Bush Camp

Located in the heart of the expansive Busanga Plains in Zambia, Busanga Bush Camp is surrounded by unspoilt natural beauty as far as the eye can see. Located in the Kafue National Park, guests are certain of spotting the abundant African game that make their home in these floodplains and grasslands.

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Shumba Camp

Shumba Camp

The tranquil Shumba Bush camp lies in the centre of the Busanga Plains in the northern part of Kafue National Park. The Plains and wetlands that extend to the horizon and beyond, are home to abundant birdlife and game, offering 750 square km of unspoilt territory where African wildlife roam freely. Shumba, meaning lion, lives up to its reputation and boasts a high concentration of these predators, as well as wild dog and cheetah, that are lured in by prolific African game such as wildebeest, zebra, buffalo and buck.

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