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A 7 day Classic Kafue safari exploring the Southern and Central Kafue National Park is a great way to enjoy a river-based and plains or lake based safari experience in one trip!

It consists of 3 nights at either Nanzhila Plains OR Lake Camp and 3 nights at Kaingu Safari Lodge, exploring the Southern and Central Kafue National Park.

This Classic Kafue safari could either start in Livingstone and end in Lusaka OR start in Lusaka and end in Livingstone.

An incredible variety of wildlife and birding species as well as a quite magnificent location overlooking the dambo make Nanzhila Plains one of the most memorable safari camps in Zambia.

Guests can opt to extend the Classic Kafue Safari for 2 more days in-order to explore the plains of the Southern section of the Kafue National from Nanzhila Plains Camp to the incredible game rich shorelines of Lake Itezhi-tezhi at Nanzhila Lake Camp and then the stunning Kafue River experience so perfectly delivered by Kaingu Safari Lodge.

The Classic Kafue package begins in Livingstone with a 3 hour road transfer to Dundumwezi Gate where you will be met by the Nanzhila Plains safari team.

For those coming from Lusaka, then it is a 4hour drive to the Musa Gate and an hour game drive to Lake Camp for an incredible 3 nights on the game rich shorelines of Lake Itezhi-tezhi.


DAY 1 – 4: 3 NIGHTS

Nanzhilla Plains or Lake Camp

The Southern Kafue is the closest big game safari region to Livingstone and Victoria Falls which retains a wonderful sense of wilderness and isolation.

DAY 4 – 7: 3 NIGHTS

Kaingu Safari Lodge

A serene lodge on the banks of the Kafue River

After a hearty breakfast, we will leave Nanzhila Plains and head out through the Ngoma Forest towards Lake Itezhi-tezhi (there is also the option of stopping to visit the Elephant Orphanage) before arriving at the ITT shoreline.

Stopping at an appropriate shady spot, we will enjoy a picnic lunch watching the antics of the wildlife around the lake before meeting the team from Kaingu. Kaingu is magnificently situated in the riparian woodland on the banks of the Kafue River with stunning views. African finfoot, hippo and a wide variety of birdlife are on constant display and river based boat cruises and canoeing is a must on this portion of the Kafue River.

Kaingu also conducts game drives in a stunning section of the Kafue National Park.

Road Transfers from Livingstone to Lake Itezhi-tezhi and Lake Itezhi-tezhi to Lusaka.

3 nights fully inclusive accommodation at Nanzhila and Kaingu

All meals and local drinks

National park fees and levies

Game drives

Boat cruises


Fishing and nature walks

Gratuities and Tips

Premium drinks

Fishing permits if required.

  • Pricing Name
    Group (Min-Max)
  • Pricing Name PLAINS CAMP 15 MAY- 15 NOVEMBER
    2 - 8 Pax
    Available Seats: 8

    Adult ( 2 - 8 Pax ) USD2,965.00 USD0.00 /Person

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  • Pricing Name LAKE CAMP 1 JULY - 31 DECEMBER
    2 - 8 Pax
    Available Seats: 8

    Adult ( 2 - 8 Pax ) USD2,980.00 USD0.00 /Person

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  • Pricing Name 9 Days - Extended Classic Kafue Safari
    2 - 8 Pax
    Available Seats: 8

    Adult ( 2 - 8 Pax ) USD3,345.00 USD0.00 /Person

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