Zambia

Kafue

Unfenced and untamed, Kafue is known for its predators and boundless Busanga Plains. Explore Zambia’s largest protected area.


Larger than life safaris in Kafue

The Lunga, Lufupa and Kafue rivers give life to this remote swathe of Zambian wilderness. A Kafue National Park safari will see you exploring vast tracts of unspoiled Zambian country. Here lions have adapted to hunt in the swamps, following great herds of semi-aquatic lechwe. The birdlife is thrilling in its diversity and sheer numbers, with numerous regional specials.  

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Kafue at a glance

The north of Kafue National Park is dominated by rivers, seasonal floodplains and wildlife-rich wetlands, where lions leap across channels and hippos are seen bobbing in the deeper channels. As the Kafue River flows south, woodlands and grassland take over and large populations of plains game abound.

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Kafue experiences

The exceptional biodiversity of Kafue creates a rewarding range of activities. Boat rides before the channels and plains dry out offer eye-level sightings of the big cats and their prey, while a birding session will satisfy your search for specials among the 500+ species found in the park. Scan the plains for Kafue’s wildlife on a game drive or better yet, on foot with our expert safari guides.

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Explore camps in Kafue National Park

Our luxury safari camps, Shumba and Busanga Bush Camp, are situated in the north of Zambia’s thrillingly remote Kafue National Park. Zambia’s oldest and largest protected area, Kafue is an important refuge for endangered wildlife and rare bird species.

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Kafue featured stories

Read about Zambia’s wetland-adapted lions and what we do to conserve these extraordinary prides, marvel at award-winning photography and tune in to our on-the-ground updates on conservation in Kafue.
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Green Season – The Wonder of the Busanga Plains

Annabelle Venter enjoys the beginning of the safari season at Shumba Camp in Kafue National Park – a...

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Wildernessblogger

27.06.2017

The Bounty of the Busanga Plains

Graham Simmonds explores the bountiful plains of Kafue National Park – enjoying all that the early s...

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Graham Simmonds

11.07.2017

Latest Lion News from Busanga Plains

Life on the Busanga Plains is always exciting… What’s most exciting is finding out if there have bee...

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Wildernessblogger

10.08.2017

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