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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

Reviews of safaris to Kafue National Park

72 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Kafue.

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J & J
York

"Our Oct 2023 trip"

I visited Zambia between 17 Oct 2023 and 8 Nov 2023
"Absolutely loved each park.

Would not recommend Zambia to first time safari goers as game viewing can be a little slow. However that gave our guides the opportunity to tell us about other things giving a more rounded experience" Read full review: 22 nights in Africa; 20 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mrs W
UK

"My Oct 2023 trip"

I visited Zambia between 8 Oct 2023 and 21 Oct 2023
"Thanks so much to Lucy Copson for organising an absolutely wonderful trip for us down to the last detail. We have travelled with Expert Africa before and always had a good experience however this time we were a group of 6 which can be challenging to organise. We are very keen on smaller camps, look for great guiding and game but in quieter areas. We were not disappointed and I think this was our best trip yet. Great recommendations, we were so lucky with our game viewing including following wild dogs , leopards and so much else . It all worked very smoothly , we had the most fantastic time - a truly memorable experience. Thank you." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 12 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Pete & Nancy
Stockton

"Our Oct 2023 trip"

I visited Zambia and 2 other countries between 5 Oct 2023 and 2 Nov 2023
"In terms of game viewing experience, quality of accommodations, ease of connecting between camps and overall enjoyment this is the best safari experience we’ve had.

Expert Africa took care of all the details once we landed in Africa, and when we had a flight delay between camps due to weather, our flight schedule and accommodation for an extra night in camp were organized for us without a hitch.

The quality of every camp was just as we expected. The quality of guiding was the highest we’ve experienced. And even after a month of travel we never tired of the delicious and varied menu options.

Expert Africa took care of every detail and Wilderness (plus Green Safaris for one camp) came through in every camp.

The other companies that provided ground and air transportation between countries or camp-to-camp were also efficient and convenient. Excellent trip!" Read full review: 28 nights in Africa; 12 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr J & Ms D
UK

"My Sep 2023 trip"

I visited Zambia between 11 Sep 2023 and 25 Sep 2023
"This trip was as perfect as it could be. The advice and support from Lucy was excellent and she is clearly well liked and thought of in the camps we visited.

We could not have wished for more other than to have stayed longer and enjoyed the lodges, the friendly owners, managers and support staff. Nothing seem to be too much trouble and everyone had a smile on their faces

It was also memorable for the photo opportunities as we had time to take some excellent pictures of all the animals we encountered.

All the lodges were clean comfortable and gave us a sense of being at home in Africa. The locations and views from them all added to the experience.

Very pleased with everything." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 13 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
MAH
St Albans

"My Sep 2023 Zambia trip"

I visited Zambia between 2 Sep 2023 and 15 Sep 2023
"The itinerary put together after our brief was spot on.

We experienced all that we wanted to and the holiday was superb.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

None, we were very happy, thank you." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 13 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
A&S
Northampton

"My Sep 2023 trip"

I visited Zambia and 1 other country between 1 Sep 2023 and 21 Sep 2023
"Lucy understood where we had been before and what we were looking for on this trip so we have no complaints at all and would book again." Read full review: 20 nights in Africa; 14 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs B
Singapore

"My Aug 2023 trip to Kafue & Lower Zambezi"

I visited Zambia between 5 Aug 2023 and 18 Aug 2023
"Thank you Lucy for putting a great itinerary together. We truly enjoyed our trip to Zambia. It's such a gem of a country.

We had wonderful intimate moments with the African Wildlife and the people. The time passed by far too quickly.

Hence, we are already looking forward to our next destination, hopefully next year!" Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 13 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr Paul
Doha

"My June 2023 trip"

I visited Zambia between 18 Jun 2023 and 30 Jun 2023
"I had visited three of the camps on this trip in 2022. So I knew quite a lot about them. Busanga Plains was a first visit for me.

Love Chisa Busanga particularly the birds nest rooms.

The plains are quite different to the Lower Zambezi and Luangwa parks. Wetlands nor unlike the Okavango delta.

On my trip in 2022 I witnessed lots of wild dog action in both parks which was the highlight of my trip. This time not quite as much.

Overall a very enjoyable trip." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 12 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Good
Mr & Mrs C
Berwick

"Zambia two years late!"

I visited Zambia between 17 Oct 2022 and 7 Nov 2022
"This trip, like those of many others, was originally booked for 2020 and then postponed again in 2021. This time it was brought forward by a few days and a couple of nights added at the start to take advantage of Emirates pricing. All arrangements went smoothly.

As a first trip to Zambia we chose to visit three national parks (Kafue/ South Luangwa/Lower Zambezi) and were glad we did as they were very different, as were the camps selected. We were a little disappointed by the variety of birds seen and fewer than expected leopards in their supposed hot spot of South Luangwa.

There were film crews in South Luangwa and Kafue throughout our stays which, on occasions, inhibited our access and positioning at sightings. This was a VERY expensive trip and we did not expect our experience to be limited by them taking priority!

However, overall we had a terrific time with plentiful sightings and photos to prove it.

Our vegetarian diet was brilliantly catered for at every camp and of the three parks Lower Zambezi was our favourite." Read full review: 21 nights in Africa; 19 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr B
Kent

"My Sep 2022 trip"

I visited Zambia between 18 Sep 2022 and 3 Oct 2022
"I've been on many safaris over the years, but this was the best in terms of game viewing and overall experience." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 12 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
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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.


95% (39 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% (20 reviews)
KaingU Lodge

KaingU Lodge

KaingU Lodge, in the centre of the southern part of Zambia's vast Kafue National Park, is in a great location for exploring this section of the Kafue River


91% (14 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.


96% (14 reviews)
Ntemwa Busanga Camp

Ntemwa Busanga Camp

Ntemwa Busanga Camp is a simple but comfortable camp on the southern tip of the Busanga Plains which combines well with its sister camp, Musekese.


98% (12 reviews)
Chisa Busanga Camp

Chisa Busanga

Opened in mid 2021, Chisa Busanga Camp is a beautifully designed, small, intimate and rustic camp.


96% (5 reviews)
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.


80% (3 reviews)
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.


70% (2 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)
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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