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The Extended Classic Kafue Safari allows you to experience 3 of the most complimentary camps and regions of the Southern and central parts of Kafue National Park in Zambia.

Beginning in Livingstone and ending in Lusaka (or vice versa), the Extended Classic Kafue Safari offers the wide open spaces and game drive/safari walk focus of Nanzhila Plains Camp with the stunning game rich shorelines of Lake Itezhi-tezhi from Nanzhila Lake Camp.

These 2 areas are then complimented by the beautiful river side location and river activities of Kaingu Safari Lodge. This gives you both land and water based activities and a myriad of different wildlife and birding species to discover – it really is the best of both worlds!

An 8 night safari that explores the plains of the Southern section of the Kafue from Nanzhila Plains Camp, the incredible game rich shorelines of Lake Itezhi-tezhi from Nanzhila Lake Camp and then the stunning Kafue River experience so perfectly delivered by Kaingu Safari Lodge.

Enjoy a game drive into camp and settle into the beautiful rooms with views over the dambo to enjoy a 3 night stay.

Nanzhila is the closest true safari destination in Zambia to the Victoria Falls and enjoys nearly 3000 sqkm of the Kafue National Park to itself.

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. 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. Your hosts at Nanzhila are the owners – Steve and Cindy Smith – which means you are assured of faultless attention to detail and hours of stories around the fire about life in the bush! The chalets or safari tents all have beautiful views over the dambo and the gauzed windows allow all the wonderful sounds of the African night to reach you clearly! Game drives and safari walks around Nanzhila are bound to reveal a wide variety of wildlife and bird species including 4 out of the Big 5!

Day 5 - 6

Nanzhilla Lake Camp

A tented camp with spectacular shoreline views overlooking the Musa River and Lake Itezhi-tezhi where a variety of wildlife species gather including the mega-herbivores. After breakfast, we leave Nanzhila Plains and head through the Ngoma Forest towards Lake Itezhi-tezhi (there is also the option of stopping to visit the Elephant Orphanage) before arriving at the lake shoreline and Nanzhila Lake Camp. This camp is situated overlooking the shorelines and floodplains formed where the Musa River enters Lake Itezhi-tezhi. It’s the perfect destination for big game viewing, bird watching and photographic opportunities as you have wide open views in front of the camp and consistent congregations of wildlife. WHAT YOU WILL LOVE Comfortable beds with mosquito nets are complimented by a large en-suite bathroom and vanity area and expansive covered verandah for midday game viewing. The tented chalets are all situated along the tree line, giving guests an unobstructed view of the floodplain and shoreline ahead which has a constant flow of wildlife. Don’t be surprised to hear buck crunching twigs underfoot, or the ripping sound of branches as elephant vs strip the trees close by.

DAY 6 – 7: 2 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

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  • Pricing Name
    Group (Min-Max)
  • Pricing Name Extended Classic Kafue Safaris
    2 - 6 Pax
    Available Seats: 6

    Adult ( 2 - 6 Pax ) $3,345.00 $0.00 /Person

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