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Kafue Rivers and Plains

Kafue National Park, Zambia’s largest protected area, is easily accessible from Livingstone and Lusaka. It extends over 22 400 square kilometres and is roughly the size of Wales. This enormous and little-developed pristine wilderness area is home to an impressive variety of big game including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, buffalo and hippo. In addition, the Kafue conserves some fascinating species of special interest including Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, sable, roan, puku, the diminutive oribi, and, incredibly, lechwe in their thousands. Boasting almost 500 recorded bird species, Kafue is truly a diverse African National Park. The spectacular Busanga Plains in the north of the park is a vast flat expanse and forms one of Zambia’s most significant wetland resources. This enormous watery wilderness, flooded in the wet season (mid-December to end May) by several rivers and tributaries covers an enormous 750 square kilometres. After the rains the floods reach their height from March to May, and large pods of hippo are stranded in the shallow pools that are left as the water recedes in the dry season. Experience a nostalgic, old-style luxury serviced camping / lodge safari that recreates the sense of a game-viewing adventure reminiscent of the times of the great African explorers in the vast Kafue National Park. The style of accommodation in the private Busanga Bush Camp (Discoverer) takes you back to the era of Africa’s exploration. A small camp set up on ground level and surrounded for hundreds of square kilometres by pure wilderness and privacy creates a unique experience. Furnished with pure linens of cotton, hot showers and en suite bathrooms all add to the unique atmosphere with simple style and a rich evening campfire atmosphere. The entire safari is guided and hosted by professional trained guides, who share their in-depth knowledge to present a seamless safari experience. To maximise guests’ travel time, a variety of travel modes that bring out the best of each area is used: flying in charters and private overland transfers which provide both a bird’s-eye view and an in-depth visual experience of the contrasting landscapes of Zambia.

Trip Details

Price Per Person: $4,420 (5 Jun - 31 Oct) Per person, double occupancy. Based on a minimum of two travelers.
Estimated price of this tour is valid until October 31, 2012.
Single Supplement: On request subject to availability
Activities: Birding, Boating, Canoeing, Cultural, Game Drives, Fishing, Walking Safaris, Hides, Village Visits
Nights: 7
Departure Dates:
June 5, 26
July 3, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 21 28
September 4, 25
October 2, 23

Tour Type: Small Group - Scheduled Departures
Travel Style: Comfortable
Age Limit: Minimum 12 - Maximum 75
Group Size: Minimum 2 - Maximum 8
Flights Included: Lusaka/Livingstone – Lufupa – Lusaka/Livingstone

Additional Trip Photos

Lunga River Lodge
Lunga River Lodge
Busanga Camp
Busanga Camp