Safari lodges in Kafue National Park, Zambia

Spanning 22,400km² (more or less the size of Wales), Kafue National Park is Zambia’s largest and Africa’s fifth-largest national park. Thanks to its vastness, the range of experiences this park has to offer is as varied as its ecosystem. Although Kafue is only a four-hour drive from Livingstone, it remains under most safari-goers’ radars – which means this park still has plenty of virgin bush for intrepid travellers to explore.

The northern Busanga Plains are undoubtedly the best for game-viewing. These floodplains are fed by the Lufupa River and, in the drier months, wildlife flock to its abundant waterways to quench their thirst. The game-viewing experience is further enhanced by open plains which are dotted with tufts of wild-date palms, sausage trees, and fig trees. The southern area of the park, populated with thick Mopane woodlands and rocky outcrops, are less ideal for game-viewing.

Kafue is renowned for its especially diverse antelope population, but these are hardly the only animals you’ll see here: lion, leopard, buffalo, zebra, cheetah, and wild dog are among the other mammals roaming the plains. Plus: Kafue is also a mecca for bird-watching (with over 400 species recorded) and game-fishing.

Highlights

  • Zambia’s largest and Africa’s fifth-largest national park
  • Conveniently close to Livingstone and Victoria Falls Zambia
  • Boasts a diverse population of antelope
  • A paradise for bird-watchers with over 400 species (including Goliath herons, fish eagles, wattled crane, purple crested lourie and Pel’s fishing owl) recorded here
  • Ideal for game-fishing for the likes of bream and fresh water pike

What better way to experience this vast wilderness than in comfort and style, luxury and seclusion! These lodges all offer an amazing place to stay and a myriad of ways to experience the African bush.

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