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Kafue National Park, Zambia's largest and oldest national park, spans over 22,400 sq km and is a treasure trove of diverse ecosystems and wildlife. Located in western Zambia, the park is home to the famous Busanga Plains, teeming with antelopes, lions, cheetahs, and wild dogs. The Kafue River and its tributaries attract large populations of hippos, crocodiles, and diverse birdlife. Visitors can indulge in game drives, walking safaris, bird-watching, and boat cruises to explore the park's beauty. Accommodation options range from luxury lodges to rustic bush camps, providing an authentic African wilderness experience. Kafue National Park offers a secluded and intimate encounter with nature, away from the crowds.

EXPERIENCES

A range of thrilling experiences handpicked by our experts. Don’t see one that’s just right for you? No problem. Our local insiders will create precisely what you want.

Game Drives


Embark on guided game drives to explore the park's diverse habitats, from vast floodplains and miombo woodlands to riverine forests and grassy dambos. Encounter a wide range of wildlife, including lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, and various antelope species. Knowledgeable guides will help you spot these animals and provide insights into their behaviour and ecology.

Boat Safaris


Experience the park's aquatic environment on a guided boat safari along the Kafue River and its tributaries. Observe hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species, such as the African fish eagle, the saddle-billed stork, and the rare wattled crane. Boat safaris offer a unique perspective on the park's wildlife and ecosystems.

Walking Safaris


Immerse yourself in the park's wilderness on a guided walking safari, allowing you to get up close and personal with nature. Discover the park's smaller inhabitants, such as insects, reptiles, and birdlife, and gain a deeper understanding of the park's flora, fauna, and ecological processes.

Birdwatching


Kafue National Park is home to over 480 bird species, making it an ideal destination for birdwatching enthusiasts. Discover a wide variety of unique birds, such as the African skimmer, the Pel's fishing owl, and the black-cheeked lovebird. Skilled guides can help you spot and identify these captivating avian inhabitants.

Fishing


Try your hand at fishing in the Kafue River and its tributaries, which are teeming with various fish species, such as tigerfish, bream, and yellowfish. Fishing excursions can be arranged with local lodges and camps, providing equipment and guidance for both experienced and novice anglers.

Cultural Experiences


Engage with local communities by visiting nearby villages and learning about their way of life, customs, and history. Participate in cultural performances, such as traditional dances, music, and storytelling, and support local artisans by purchasing handmade crafts and souvenirs.