The Kafue National Park is one of Africa’s hidden safari gems. Despite its vast size (22,400 square km), it remains off the radar for many safari enthusiasts who end up being drawn into the better known parks in Africa. First established as a National Park in the 1950’s, it remains relatively untrodden with huge areas of virgin bush untouched by mass tourism. A Kafue Safari is one of the last truly wild bush experiences. For many years the Kafue has taken a back seat to the likes of the Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park and the Lower Zambezi. And whilst those two locations have grown in popularity, the Kafue has quietly remained untouched by tourism. A wild Kafue Safari will take you well and truly into the wild. You will be hard pressed to see another vehicle, let alone another person outside of your group. You will experience a safari like they used to be before mass tourism, enjoying the peace and quiet combined with savage nature at its most raw.
What you can see on your Safari
Look out for lion and leopard and, if you are lucky you may spot the elusive cheetah – one of the few places in Zambia where you will see cheetah. The usual suspects are all there including elephant, buffalo, giraffe and hippo. For birders there are over 400 species to look out for including the majestic fish eagle. Pretty much everything is covered on a Kafue Safari. Unfortunately, the only big-five animal you won’t see is the rhino which no longer roams the Kafue national park. But you can always see the rhino with a Bongwe Safaris game drive/walking safari in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Livingstone either before or after your Kafue adventure.
Where you will stay
Your accommodation will be rustic, but comfortable, and you will be camping in the middle of the bush. Your meals will be cooked on a fire and your cell phones, tablets and laptops will remain unconnected to the world at large. Whilst you will be camping there are ablutions and functioning toilets at the camp site.
Depart Livingstone 9.00 am. for Kafue National Park. Travel through rural Zambia, picnic lunch en-route. Enter Kafue game view to camp. Brief rest and snacks prior to afternoon game drive around Nanzhila camp.
Early morning tea coffee and snacks before morning game drive, return to camp for brunch, relax in camp enjoy a light lunch before an afternoon game drive. We will stop for a sundowner before returning to camp using a spotlight searching for nocturnal animals, Another delicious meal before turning in.
We start the day with tea and coffee then head out on another game drive or an optional game walk. We will return to camp for breakfast before returning to Livingstone arriving back in town around 15:00.
Pricing and Booking
Wild Kafue 3 Day/2 Night Safari $460 per person.
Book early to avoid disappointment, this safari sells out quickly during the busy months.