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Kafue National Park
Kafue National Park
Kafue National Park
Kafue National Park
Kafue National Park

Kafue is Zambia's largest national park.

Explore Kafue's permanent rivers by boat...

Lions are widespread all over the park.

Leopards are common in the forest areas.

...or do a game drive that extends into the night.

Kafue National Park

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View pictures from the Kafue National Park


The huge Kafue National Park has a wide variety of different environments ...
Including the wide-open Busanga Plains area, where you find rare roan antelope ...
... as well as the tiny Oribi antelope.
But Kafue National Park is also veined by a number of permanent rivers ...
It is the home for many pods of hippos ...
.. and a great place to seek out crocodiles.
Activities include drives in open 4WD vehicles, sometimes with short walks ...
As well as afternoon drives that extend into night drives, always in open 4WDs.
... and exploring the river systems by boat.
Accommodation in Kafue ranges from simple walk-in tents, like those at Musanza...
... to more elaborate pole-and-canvas chalets, like this at Busanga Bush Camp ...
... to more luxurious rooms at safari camps like Lunga River Lodge.
Some camps, like Kapinga - pictured here, have lovely open-sided lounges ...
... others - like Shumba Camp - even have a swimming pool overlooking the plains.
Several are beautifully decorated, and furnished with great comfort in mind.
To get between the camps in the Kafue, you will often be driven by 4WD ...
... though sometimes, during the wet season, you may better go by boat.
If you'd like a perfect safari ... then do consider a trip to the Kafue.
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The huge Kafue National Park has a wide variety of different environments ...
The huge Kafue National Park has a wide variety of different environments ...
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Including the wide-open Busanga Plains area, where you find rare roan antelope ...
Including the wide-open Busanga Plains area, where you find rare roan antelope ...
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... as well as the tiny Oribi antelope.
... as well as the tiny Oribi antelope.
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But Kafue National Park is also veined by a number of permanent rivers ...
But Kafue National Park is also veined by a number of permanent rivers ...
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It is the home for many pods of hippos ...
It is the home for many pods of hippos ...
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.. and a great place to seek out crocodiles.
.. and a great place to seek out crocodiles.
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Activities include drives in open 4WD vehicles, sometimes with short walks ...
Activities include drives in open 4WD vehicles, sometimes with short walks ...
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As well as afternoon drives that extend into night drives, always in open 4WDs.
As well as afternoon drives that extend into night drives, always in open 4WDs.
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... and exploring the river systems by boat.
... and exploring the river systems by boat.
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Accommodation in Kafue ranges from simple walk-in tents, like those at Musanza...
Accommodation in Kafue ranges from simple walk-in tents, like those at Musanza...
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... to more elaborate pole-and-canvas chalets, like this at Busanga Bush Camp ...
... to more elaborate pole-and-canvas chalets, like this at Busanga Bush Camp ...
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... to more luxurious rooms at safari camps like Lunga River Lodge.
... to more luxurious rooms at safari camps like Lunga River Lodge.
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Some camps, like Kapinga - pictured here, have lovely open-sided lounges ...
Some camps, like Kapinga - pictured here, have lovely open-sided lounges ...
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... others - like Shumba Camp - even have a swimming pool overlooking the plains.
... others - like Shumba Camp - even have a swimming pool overlooking the plains.
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Several are beautifully decorated, and furnished with great comfort in mind.
Several are beautifully decorated, and furnished with great comfort in mind.
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To get between the camps in the Kafue, you will often be driven by 4WD ...
To get between the camps in the Kafue, you will often be driven by 4WD ...
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... though sometimes, during the wet season, you may better go by boat.
... though sometimes, during the wet season, you may better go by boat.
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If you'd like a perfect safari ... then do consider a trip to the Kafue.
If you'd like a perfect safari ... then do consider a trip to the Kafue.
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Safaris visiting Kafue

Just ideas, we'll always tailor-make a trip for you


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Defassa Waterbuck Safari

9 days • 3 locations
LUSAKA AIRPORT TO LUSAKA AIRPORT

Stay in three intimate, owner-run camps during this exploration of Kafue National Park. Remote locations, true wilderness and a range of activities make for a real adventure off the beaten track.

US$7,480 - US$7,500 per person

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Purple Roller Safari

8 days • 2 locations
LUSAKA AIRPORT TO LUSAKA AIRPORT

Explore the varied habitats and terrain of Kafue National Park with stays in two wonderfully remote bushcamps: sister camps that offer access to both the centre of the park and the wildlife-rich Busanga Plains.

US$7,800 - US$7,800 per person

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Where to stay in Kafue

Our suggestions for safari camps in Kafue National Park


Musekese Camp

Musekese Camp

Musekese is a small owner run tented camp, offering great guiding and a high degree of personal service in a stunning wilderness area, with modest game.


96% (28 reviews)
Busanga Bushcamp

Busanga Bushcamp

Busanga Bushcamp is a small but comfortable tented bushcamp (max 8 guests) which makes a great base for a wildlife safari to the Busanga Plains.


93% (19 reviews)
Shumba Camp

Shumba Camp

Shumba is a high-spec camp built on a tree island in the magical Busanga Plains. It opens in May, when the birdlife is particularly amazing; as the dry season progresses, the game can become remarkable.


95% (13 reviews)
KaingU Lodge

KaingU Lodge

Safaris to Kaingu Lodge, in the centre of the southern section of Zambia's vast Kafue National Park


95% (8 reviews)
Ntemwa Busanga Camp

Ntemwa Busanga Camp

Musekese Mobile Camp is a basic fly-camp on the southern tip of the Busanga Plains. Set date three night trips are run here, using Musekese Tented Camp as a base.


100% (7 reviews)
Fig Tree Camp

Fig Tree Camp

Fig Tree camp is in the centre of Kafue National Park, and in addition to having a stunning location is well placed to start or end your trip in the park.


100% (1 review)
Mukambi Plains Camp

Mukambi Plains Camp

Mukambi Plains Camp is a rustic, tented property located in the middle of the vast Busanga Plains in Kafue National Park.


80% (1 review)
Chisa Busanga Camp

Chisa Busanga

Due to open in June 2020, we’re expecting Chisa Busanga Camp to be a small, intimate and rustic camp.


No reviews yet
Mukambi Safari Lodge

Mukambi Safari Lodge

Mukambi Safari Lodge is a solidly built, comfortable property just off the main road from Lusaka, making it one of the most convenient camps in Kafue.


No reviews yet
Ila Safari Lodge

Ila Safari Lodge

Ila Safari Lodge is a comfortable lodge just outside Kafue National Park, with convenient access from Lusaka.


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