The 22,500 square kilometer area is home to the most diverse wilderness reserve in Africa. It remains one of Africa’s largest National Park and one of the oldest. The Kafue river is at its core and there are many tributaries and to the south the vast Itezi-tezi lake. The terrain is varied from hill country to flat flood plains, and from dense woodland to vast grass plains. The Kafue National Park is a stronghold for Red Lechwe, Roan, Sable, Eland, Sable and excellent territory for the Wild Dog, Lion and Cheetah.
From the astounding Busanga Plains in the North-western section of the Park to the tree-choked wilderness and the lush dambos of the south., fed by the emerald green Lunga, Lufupa and Kafue Rivers, the park sustains huge herds of a great diversity of wildlife.
From the thousands of red lechwe on the Plains, the ubiquitous puku, the stately sable and roan antelopes in the woodland to the diminutive oribi and duiker. The solid-rumped defassa waterbuck, herds of tsessebe, hartebeest, zebra and buffalo make for a full menu of antelope.
Large prides of lion, solitary leopards and cheetahs are the prime predators. There is a host of smaller carnivores from the side-striped jackal, civet, genet and various mongoose.
Birdwatching – especially on the rivers and the dambos is superb. Notables include the wattled crane, purple crested loerie and Pel’s fishing owl. Over 490 species of birds have been recorded throughout the park.
The Kafue and Lunga Rivers offer good fishing opportunities, especially good bream, barbel and fresh water pike. Most lodges have fishing tackle, rods, boats and bait available. Musungwa Lodge in the south, hosts an annual fishing competition in September on Lake Itezhi Tezhi.
Recommended Camps & Lodges
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Please use the list below to view information about the destinations we travel to and our recommended lodges and camps. For further details or booking enquiries please contact us.
Shumba Bush Camp
Shumba means “lion” and is based at the “place of lions” on the Busanga Floodplains.Read more
Busanga Bush Camp
This camp provides the ultimate location for some of "the best lion viewing in Africa" & also Cheetah, leopard and over 400 bird species.Read more
KaingU Safari Lodge
KaingU Safari Lodge is situated in an area of pristine wilderness offering a magnificent game experience in the heart of the African bush.Read more