zambia - kafue national park
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
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
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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Shumba means “lion” and is based
at the “place of lions” on the
This camp provides the ultimate location
for some of "the best lion viewing
in Africa" & also Cheetah, leopard
and over 400 bird species.
KaingU Safari Lodge is situated in an area
of pristine wilderness offering a magnificent
game experience in the heart of the African