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Kafue National Park

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The Kafue is a huge, rarely visited park in western Zambia, which is only now properly opening up to tourism.

It is a blissfully quiet and undiscovered wilderness area with a wide variety of central African mammal and bird species, many of which are not commonly seen further south. Although largely flat, the park has an interesting landscape of rivers, forests and plains. The Busanga Plains are renowned for their herds of hundreds of red lechwe attracting large numbers of lion and cheetah, and the central riverine areas with beautiful mature trees are home to elephant, leopard, kudu, puku, wild dog and hyena. It is an excellent area for walking and the birding is exceptional.

Did you know?

  • If you want to get off the beaten track in Zambia this is where to come.
  • Kafue is Zambia’s oldest and biggest national park.
  • Boat trips on the Lunga River are great to see the hippos and crocs and animals coming to the river to drink.
  • There is lovely birding especially along the rivers.
  • There are some huge herds of buffalo on the Busanga Plains.
  • The Busanga plain is a seasonal flood plain so only accessable from June to October.
  • Lions like to lounge in fig trees.
  • There are hot air balloon flights in the high season.
  • True there aren’t the densities of game as some other parks but you are seeing them in a wild and untouched environment.
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Area highlights

Wild and undiscovered
Boating on the rivers
Balloon flights

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