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The Complete Kafue National Park mobile safari covers the length of Zambia’s biggest National Park and covers the Kafue River, Lunga River, Lake Itezhi-tezhi and teeming plains in the north and south.
Your 17 night Kafue safari will start at Lusaka International Airport where, on arrival, you will be met by a member of our safari team. Once you collected your luggage, you will hop on board the safari cruiser which will begin the journey west towards Zambia’s largest and most remote national park.
The Kafue National Park The park boasts nearly 500 species of bird, the widest antelope range of any park in Zambia and some of our neighboring countries, good cat populations and plenty of big game.
The flora is very diverse, you will be rummaging through many different biomes on your adventure, whilst enjoying the comfort of the parks finest establishments.
Day 1 – 4
Kafue River Tented Camp Kafue River, Northern section of Kafue National Park
Your first stop is our exclusive camp on the Kafue River.
This stretch of the Kafue River is a pristine oasis bustling with a myriad of wildlife and birdlife. The nature of the river and surrounding habitat in this remote northern section of the park lends itself to a diversity of water and land-based boating activities which are on offer.
Day 4 – 6
Lunga Kikuji Lodge Lunga River, Northern section of Kafue National Park
On day 4 of your safari you will venture north into the remote Lunga Wilderness. This area is a relatively unexplored corner of the Kafue with no other operators and very little visitors passing through. Tucked away in the riverine vegetation on the banks of the Lunga River, this wilderness is waiting to be explored. Ideal for the keen birder, water lover, fishermen and lovers of time and space. Kikuji Camp is a comfortable and intimate bush camp with the focus being on appreciating the secluded wilderness around you. The 4 safari suites are built with canvas walls, gauze windows and thatched rooves on wooden decks. All rooms have detached but private ablution with a flush toilet, shower and a basin sink.
Day 6 – 9
Kasonso Busanga Bushcamp Busanga Plains, Northern section of Kafue National Park
On day 6 of your Kafue adventure, you will drive northwards towards the famous Busanga Plains. The transfer will take approximately 4 hours. The drive is very picturesque as you wind your way through the Miombo woodland forests! The Busanga Plains is undoubtedly the best place for wildlife viewing in Kafue National Park and Kasonso – our bushcamp – is located right in the heart of the prime game viewing area. The Busanga Plains area is perfectly situated to see large numbers of red lechwe, but is also well known for the big lions, buffalo, elephant, wildebeest and relaxed roan antelope.
Day 9 – 11
Kaingu Camp Kafue River, Central Kafue National Park
After a morning activity, time permitting, you will leave the Busanga Plains and start the journey South to the central Kafue! We will set up camp in the Namwala Game Management Area (GMA) on a spectacular and remote stretch of the Kafue River. The Kafue National Park, just opposite the lodge and only a 10 minute boat trip away, offers magnificent game that you can enjoy viewing from our comfortable open game drive vehicles.
The Kafue River, with all its myriad of channels, rapids and islands lends itself to a range of exciting river based activities which include boat cruises, fishing, birding, canoeing and river trails. From the top of one of the large granite boulders in the Namwala GMA you will get a 360° view over nothing but nature!
Day 11 – 13
Hippo Bay Camp Lake Itezhi-tezhi, Central Kafue National Park
On day 13 of your Kafue expedition you will depart the banks of the Kafue River for the lush green lake shore of Lake Itezhi Tezhi. The Lake is Zambia’s second largest body of water after Lake Tanganyika; it’s mostly surrounded by the National Park making it an important water source for wildlife and birdlife. As the Lake shore recedes in the drier months, the fresh green grass becomes a magnet for grazing herbivores like Puku, Buffalo, Impala and Zebra.
Our Camp at Hippo Bay is set up very close to the Lake Shore. The Camp, although close to the main entrance of the park, feels very secluded nestled under a miombo woodland thicket. The experience here is all about exploring the shoreline of the lake and the diversity of species that inhabit this area.
Day 13 – 15
Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp Southern Kafue National Park
As you leave Lake Itezhi Tezhi and drive south you will notice how the landscape opens up from Mopane thicket into the wide open spaces of the Nanzhila Plains. Enjoy a game drive into camp, and settle into the beautiful rooms with views over the dambo to enjoy a two night stay. Nanzhila is the closest true safari destination in Zambia to the Victoria Falls and enjoys nearly 3000sqkm to itself. An incredible variety of wildlife and birding species as well as a magnificent location, overlooking the dambo make Nanzhila one of the most memorable safari camps in Zambia.
Day 15 – 18
Maramba River Camp Victoria Falls
The final leg of your journey will take you to Livingstone, built around one of the seven wonders of the world, Victoria Falls. We will set up camp at Maramba River Lodge, ideally located just 4km from the Victoria Falls. It provides a most attractive all-year-round accommodation base in a shaded woodland setting overlooking the Maramba River. Maramba offers a wide variety of activities in and around the Victoria Falls which include river rafting adventures, falls visits and gorge swings and bungee jumping over the falls! There are also markets, museums and plenty of places to eat in town.
Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
An english speaking safari guide
All transport and group transfers in an applicable vehicle as per tour itinerary. Activities and excursions as mentioned
Drinks as per the itinerary
Specialist local guides in national parks as per programme
National Park and reserve entrance fees
International & domestic flights & airport taxes
Pre and post tour accommodation
Drinks not specified in the itinerary
Meals not specified in the itinerary
Personal expenses such as visas
travel insurance, curios, laundry, gratuities etc.
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