The Kafue National Park in Zambia is still fairly unknown as a typical safari destination, yet this park holds many gems and indeed some great game viewing! With less than 1% of the Kruger National Parks visitors you can find few other tourists here and true wilderness.
Itinerary in Brief
The 3 very different camps in this itinerary give you a great insight into the diversity of the landscapes, animals and habitats which makeup this massive park. If your goal is to get away from the mass tourism safari industry and experience a wilderness few get to see then the Kafue could be your next safari stop.
This 7-night Kafue safari is well suited for anyone from single travellers, couples and medium sized groups seeking to visit the best parts of the Kafue National Park. The accommodation is of high standard and you will find all the luxuries one needs to be comfortable in this pristine wilderness! Each camp gets progressively smaller, more intimate and authentic as you eventually find yourself in a tented camp in the remote Busanga swamps! One of Franks favourite spots in Zambia!
Well suited for first timers or even frequent Africa travellers this safari aims to expose you to the vastness and rich flora and fauna of the Kafue National Park!
1st & 2nd Nights: Mukambi Safari Lodge
Located in the centre of the park, the main area of the lodge is a thatched building which overlooks the impressive Kafue River from where one can relax on one of the many decks or the infinity pool. The three accommodation options are a chalet, family villa or luxury safari tents. The lodge is commonly known as “The Gateway to the Kafue National Park” as its central location is perfect for an introduction before moving on to the more remote camps within the reserve.
From Mukambi Safari lodge one can do game drives, walking safaris, fishing trips, boat cruises and also visits to the Mukambi Community school
3rd & 4th Nights: Fig Tree Bush Camp
Fig Tree is located in a more remote part of the park and is overlooking a unique sandy lagoon that holds water throughout the dry season which becomes an important water source for many animals in the region.
The camp only has 4 en-suite luxury safari tents, all of which are on 3 meter raised platforms which offer great views of the lagoon and also the plains behind the camp from where game can be seen passing through.
The central area is located under the large fig tree from which the camp got its name and it is here where one gets to enjoy the good food and drinks on offer. Game drives and walking safaris are on offer from here.
5th, 6th & 7th Nights: Busanga Plains Camp
This camps setting is simply spectacular and is typically the highlight of this safari! It is a seasonal camp and is located in the middle of the famous Busanga plains also known as the Busanga swamp. A place made famous for its predators, particularly of the “swamp lions”.
The camp consists of 4 large luxury safari tents that have open air bathrooms which overlook the plains where game can almost constantly be seen moving over the swamp. The main area is a wooden deck which stretches over the swamp and has a fireplace at the end where evenings and early mornings can be spent.
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Much like most of our tours, this itinerary serves as a guide line or example of what is possible and any part of this tour and be changed or additions added. We also create custom itineraries to suite your budget and the experiences you are after. Please contact us so we can create your own personally tailored safari!