Kafue National Park

Covering an area similar in size to Wales (22,500sq km) Kafue National Park is one of Africa’s largest and also one of the most geographically diverse wildlife havens.

Why visit Kafue National Park ?

Its remote location and poor accessibility have helped to preserve its pristine environment, which reveals some of the finest game viewing to those who visit. With the abundance of plains’ game in the area, predators thrive here with several large resident prides of lion, as well as a significant number of leopard and hyena.

Cheetah are quite regularly seen in the Busanga Plains area and even the endangered wild dog occurs in many parts of the park as its vast size suits their wide-ranging existence very well. The elephant population is increasing gradually and there are a number of small family herds, whilst there are also large herds of buffalo in the area. The antelope population is dazzling with large herds of red lechwe and puku in the Busanga Plains area along with bushbuck, roan, sable, oribi, eland, kudu, reedbuck, duiker, impala and also zebra and blue wildebeest.

Meanwhile the waters of the Lunga and Kafue Rivers are alive with large pods of hippo and also significant numbers of crocodiles on account of the fish-rich waters. With the fertile riverine ecosystems and the rivers teeming with aquatic life, this is a birder’s paradise with a bird population totalling over 450 species recorded. Bee-eaters, kingfishers, wattled and crowned cranes, African finfoot, black egrets, storks, pink-throated long claw ibises and vultures are all resident as well as many raptors including the graceful fish eagle and darters and cormorants. With several small, exclusive and rustic camps strategically set in differing areas of the park the opportunities for game viewing are excellent and include day & night game drives, bush walks, canoeing and fishing.

LOCATION

ZAMBIA INFO

Visa

A Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

Time Difference

GMT + 2 Hours

Flight Time

13hrs Indirect

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