Explore Zambia’s Largest Park During a Kafue National Park Safari

Kafue is known for being home to an incredibly diverse range of wildlife. Spot big game, predators and almost 500 species of birdlife in this breathtaking location just a short drive from the majestic Victoria Falls.

Explore Zambia’s Largest Park During a Kafue National Park Safari

Kafue is known for being home to an incredibly diverse range of wildlife. Spot big game, predators and almost 500 species of birdlife in this breathtaking location just a short drive from the majestic Victoria Falls.

Explore Zambia’s Largest Park During a Kafue National Park Safari

Kafue is known for being home to an incredibly diverse range of wildlife. Spot big game, predators and almost 500 species of birdlife in this breathtaking location just a short drive from the majestic Victoria Falls.

Antelope

The size of a small country, Kafue National Park offers adventurers miles of varying terrain and the stunning sight of the Kafue River winding throughout. Not only is it Zambia’s largest park, but it’s also one of the biggest parks in the world.

Kafue is also widely known for its diversity of wildlife. Here, you can spot antelope, lions, leopards and one one of the largest populations of elusive wild dogs in the country.

Kafue National Park is split into two areas: Northern Kafue and Southern Kafue. In Northern Kafue, you’ll find the Busanga Plains, home to buffalo, zebra and wildebeest. It’s also good lion country and Zambia’s best area for finding cheetahs, which are rare in Zambia and can only be found in Kafue and Luangwa.

Southern Kafue, once a largely sparse and patchy area of Zambia, is now thriving, but it’s still the perfect place to go for a Zambia holiday full of exploration. Here you’ll get a taste of old Africa as it’s always been, and you’ll be treated to sights of rare animals, including leopard and the rare black-cheeked lovebird, one of Kafue’s 500 species of birdlife and near-endemic to this area of Zambia.

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What Customers Say About Our Zambia Tours

Wondering what to expect when you book a safari in Zambia with Ntanda Ventures? See what some of our customers have to say.

Best Tour Operator

Best tour operator in Africa Kerry and her team are best planners who find those unique experiences that only few locals know. Her knowledge of the lodges and tours in Zambia and Southern Africa is deep and extremely rare. Her team are the most responsive and go out of their way to solve some tough challenges we faced. I cant imagine using anyone else again.

Kheran, Phillipines

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Kheran, Phillipines

Best tour operator in Africa Kerry and her team are best planners who find those unique experiences that only few locals know. Her knowledge of the lodges and tours in Zambia and Southern Africa is deep and extremely rare. Her team are the most responsive and go out of their way to solve some tough challenges we faced. I cant imagine using anyone else again.

A Lovely Surprise

Dear Kerry What a lovely surprise waiting for us at the lodge. We are so touched and will wear the caps with pride! So far, so VERY good! Everything has gone so smoothly: transfers waiting, hotel really great. Finding the Zambians so friendly, helpful, efficient and SMILEY! I'll write to you again after Kitwe. Thank you again.

Gail and Mike, South Africa

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Gail and Mike, South Africa

Dear Kerry What a lovely surprise waiting for us at the lodge. We are so touched and will wear the caps with pride! So far, so VERY good! Everything has gone so smoothly: transfers waiting, hotel really great. Finding the Zambians so friendly, helpful, efficient and SMILEY! I'll write to you again after Kitwe. Thank you again.

Beautiful

Hi Kerry, we had a fantastic trip, one that we will remember for a long time! Everything was just perfect. The wedding venue was beautiful and we loved the safaris! Thank you for all your help.

Micheline, Canada

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Micheline, Canada

Hi Kerry, we had a fantastic trip, one that we will remember for a long time! Everything was just perfect. The wedding venue was beautiful and we loved the safaris! Thank you for all your help.

Fantastic

I can’t thank Kerry and the team enough for the wonderful holiday we have just experienced, all organised by Ntanda Ventures. From the moment we arrived in Zambia and completed our holiday in Victoria Falls we were well taken care of and nothing was too much trouble for Kerry to take care of on our behalf. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We will return and certainly use you for any future bookings.

Debra, Australia

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Debra, Australia

I can’t thank Kerry and the team enough for the wonderful holiday we have just experienced, all organised by Ntanda Ventures. From the moment we arrived in Zambia and completed our holiday in Victoria Falls we were well taken care of and nothing was too much trouble for Kerry to take care of on our behalf. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We will return and certainly use you for any future bookings.
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Kafue National Park and Activities

Elephant

As with many other parts of Zambia, activities in the Kafue National Park are largely dictated by the season. The dry season runs from June to October, and much of the park cannot be accessed during the wetter months when the water level rises between November and April. While some lodges in the North and deep South of the Kafue Park close during the wet season due to the high water levels, there are a number of lodges that operate all year round. Don’t let the wet season put you off from visiting Kafue during this time, as the lush greenery is a beautiful sight, and you can often benefit from reduced rates — a double win!

Kafue National Park Safari: Where to Stay

Camps in Kafue National Park vary depending on if you’re staying in Northern or Southern Kafue. Both areas offer a range of accommodation. In Northern Kafue, our favourites include:
Mukambi Safari Lodge
Mukambi
Mukambi Safari Lodge

Mukambi Safari Lodge:

This central, all-year camp overlooks the Kafue River, and one of its main draws is the infinity pool — the perfect place for you to relax with a drink and watch the wildlife. Animals you can expect to see here include hippos, elephants, monkeys, lions and a cat of an altogether different variety — the office wild cat, Simba. Stay in a range of accommodation types, from chalets to luxury safari tents, which have private decks and are conveniently secluded by the African bush.

Busanga
Busanga Plains Camp
Busanga

Busanga Bush Camp:

This intimate camp is hidden beneath sycamore trees and offers breathtaking views from the veranda of each en-suite tent. It’s the perfect romantic camp for couples, with its stunning dining room shaded by a majestic tree and featuring a lantern chandelier that beautifully lights the plains. It’s also from the Busanga Bush Camp that you can enjoy hot air balloon rides over the Kafue National Park.

Kaingu
Kaingu
Kaingu
Kaingu

KaingU Safari Lodge:

The KaingU Safari Lodge blends almost seamlessly into the surrounding bush, set in one of the last true areas of remote wilderness. It’s found in the Namwala Game Management Area on the Kafue River, with the National Park just opposite. To get to the park, all it takes is a short 10-minute boat ride. For those looking to be close to the action yet far enough away to enjoy the perfect stillness of the bush, the KaingU Lodge is the perfect paradise.

mawimbi canoe trails
mawimbi canoe trails

Mawimbi Bush Camp:

This intimate camp offers 4 large canvas tents tastefully furnished with all basic necessities and decorated in subtle African themes. Each have en-suite outdoor bathrooms  with bucket showers and ecologically designed “green” toilet. Your veranda overlooks the river for perfect game viewing and relaxing. The tent is tastefully furnished with all basic necessities and decorated in subtle African themes.
Includes – walking safari, Canoe Trips and morning or afternoon game drives.
Canoe Day Trip Options – Guests can choose from a range of canoeing day trips down sections of the Kafue River from various points. All day trips include the park fees, professional guide, picnic lunch with drinks and transfers back to the starting point.

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