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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

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

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Mr J
Coventry

"Our trip to Zambia."

I visited Zambia between 21 Oct 2020 and 12 Nov 2020
"This was one of the most enjoyable trips to Africa over the last 12 years.

Everything went smoothly from beginning to end in spite of having to re-arrange the itinerary numerous times due to factors out of our control. The fact that we managed to go at all was a miracle.

In fact I told Maruska that her name in English meant miracle worker because that was what she did. Perform a miracle." Read full review: 22 nights in Africa; 20 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mrs M & Mr D
Germany

"Zambia during Covid 19 times"

I visited Zambia between 25 Sep 2020 and 10 Oct 2020
"We are extremely pleased to confirm that travelling under COVID is not only possible, but in fact 200% worth-while with Expert Africa one's side ! Travelling during Covid might require a bit flexibility, but it definitely pays-off in many ways:
- Supporting conservation, lodges & locals
- Experiencing parks/camps in a very exclusive & distinguished manner
- Being pampered & appreciated
- Getting a bit of distance from the news at home

We also like to emphasize that all camps did make a tremendous effort to make our stay as convenient and as safe as possible. This included wearing face masks, using sanitizers, respecting social distancing, 24h room vacancy prior to new guests arriving, 10 day staff quarantine prior service. So all together not any different of what you would expect at home in order to feel safe !." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 11 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Doctors
Sheffield

"My Nov 2019 trip"

I visited Zambia between 14 Nov 2019 and 25 Nov 2019
"Very well organised and enjoyable trip.
Game was slightly thin at both Musukese because of rains and Liuwa because lack of rain but every effort was made to find what there was with some great sightings.
It was an adventurous out of the ordinary experience." Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 9 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
NH
Rickmansworth

"Kafue, end to end"

I visited Zambia between 8 Oct 2019 and 20 Oct 2019
"I thoroughly enjoyed my trip. Everyday that I spend in the bush is a wonder and I loved every moment that I was in Kafue. I would not hesitate to recommend my trip: starting in Livingstone and finishing in Lusaka, or vice versa and travelling the length of the park. I would have liked to have stayed longer at each property, but that would have been greedy.

All four lodges offered something very special and I believe that Nanzhila Plains was equal to the other properties that I stayed at. I believe that it would be a worthwhile addition to your portfolio and especially if anyone wants to experience the full extent of the park.

Kafue did not disappoint, it is a true wilderness with an incredible variety of species that is so far removed from some of the artificial game parks. Every sighting is very special as the experience of being there.

I did suffer from Tsetse fly bites, more so in Ntemwa Busanga Camp and KaingU Lodge, but nothing disrupted my enjoyment.

To conclude my trip exceeded my expectation, I loved every moment, from the tours I arranged myself in Johannesburg to the exceptional arrangements that yo made for me. Thank you.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Please keep doing what you are doing. I will recommend you to anyone who will listen and I can not wait to travel with you again." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 8 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mrs K.
Middlesex

"30th wedding anniversary safari"

I visited Zambia and 1 other country between 6 Oct 2019 and 22 Oct 2019
"We had been saving for this trip for 5yrs and booked it almost a year ago so the anticipation was palpable. The trip to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary was truly wonderful. Everywhere you go, you feel looked after and even the blip in the service level at Mkulumadzi lodge was quickly sorted out.

We met lots of lovely people and saw loads of animals - 164 species recorded in my notebook! Our guides were all extremely eagle eyed and did their utmost to get you in the best position for taking photos. In 3 of the 4 camps, we were lucky enough to not have to share a jeep which really helps build up a good relationship with your guide.

We only put on 3lb in weight each which is astonishing when all the camps feed you every 2-3hrs with tempting food. Each park we stayed in offered different scenery and new animals and birds to see. Whilst some animals such as cheetahs and rhino remained elusive, we have some amazing memories and photos to remind of us this fabulous trip. Roll on the next safari!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Not really - Lucy was incredibly helpful and patient with my endless questions.

Occasionally there was a bit of a delay getting a response but it was never a major issue." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 9 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs G
Dartmouth

"Zam Zim and RSA 2019"

I visited Zambia and 2 other countries between 25 Aug 2019 and 12 Sep 2019
"Overall we enjoyed our holiday, especially the "off piste" section we organised in the Cape before returning via JNB.

Less game and far less variety than we expected. Dissappointed to find night drives not allowed in Zimbabwe. Expert Africa should provide more details of the flight operators for the bush flights and there needs to be tighter communication when informing guests and checking their documents and itineraries." Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 6 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Good
Mr & Mrs VV-G
Belgium

"Kafue and North Luangwa : an advisable recipe"

I visited Zambia between 16 Jul 2019 and 28 Jul 2019
"Mixing Kafue with North Luangwa creates a diversity , making the te trip very entertaining.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Give Kafue a chance …." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 10 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
D & S
NZ

"Safari in Zambia"

I visited Zambia between 3 Jul 2019 and 23 Jul 2019
"Our entire time in Zambia was on safaris, walking as much as possible. We were very happy with the choice of camps , and we had a brilliant time.

We particularly enjoyed the small camps, especially when their atmosphere is informal. We were very happy at Kutali to see Luke speaking Nyanja with the staff.

We are uncomfortable with the post-colonial formality and unnecessary sophistication of food and lodging in wilderness situations; to us they feel like a perpetuation of psychological exploitation. But we love the skill and enthusiasm of the guides and the observation of all features of the environment.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I used the website and Bradt books a great deal in research." Read full review: 20 nights in Africa; 19 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs N
Hampshire

"Our 7th visit to Zambia"

I visited Zambia between 16 Jun 2019 and 28 Jun 2019
"Any trip to Zambia is always going to be amazing and, despite being a little disappointed with our game viewing experience at Kafue, overall we still had another amazing time.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

On the info provided with the itinerary it might be useful to add a few details about the procedures at the relevant airports. For example, at Lusaka you need to understand that check in only happens after you have gone through the baggage check.

Also that you need to retain your check in stubs (and not stuff them into the airplane seat pocket as I often do!) as these were asked for both by Emirates and Proflight." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 8 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr M.
London

"Surgical safari"

I visited Zambia between 8 Jun 2019 and 14 Jun 2019
"The whole trip could not have gone better-in preparation, a huge thanks to Amanda who produced an amazing itinerary in the limited time we had-all arrangements went like clockwork and we had a fruitful and very positive time at Kitwe Teaching hospital where we trained 20 young surgeons in safe surgical techniques which was well received-we will return!" Read full review: 6 nights in Africa; 1 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.


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.


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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.


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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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