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Kafue National Park is massive – at 22,400 km² it’s larger than South Africa’s Kruger National Park. The network of deciduous miombo woodland and grassy floodplains is a paradise for safari-goers who prefer areas less explored. And the presence of elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, painted wolf (African wild dog) and hyena in addition to many antelope species means that game drives can be very rewarding.

The best of Zambia’s vast Kafue with these three flexible packages that showcase the best of this remote wilderness

Overview

Length: 6-8 days (5-7 nights)
Group Size: To suit you
Location: Kafue National Park, Zambia
Departure Dates: To suit you. Busanga closes from October to April, and the other areas from December to April (flooding)

Highlights:

  • remote 22,400 km² of miombo woodland, grassy floodplains and riverine forest

  • wildlife action includes elephants, buffalos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, African wild dogs and hyenas

  • activities include game drives, walking safaris and boating on the scenic Kafue River

from US$ 2,360 per person sharing (6 days)

Prices and dates

2024 RATES

Per person sharing

Solo travellers

Central Kafue – 2 lodges over 6 days

Lodges visited: Mukambi Safari Lodge + Fig Tree Bush Camp

Low season (May-June, November)

US$ 2,360

US$ 3,150

High season (July to October)

US$ 2,785

US$ 3,575

Central Kafue and Busanga Plains – 2 lodges over 6 days

Lodges visited: Mukambi Safari Lodge + Busanga Plains Camp

High season (July to October)

US$ 3,785

US$ 4,875

Central Kafue and Busanga Plains – 3 lodges over 8 days

Lodges visited: Mukambi Safari Lodge + Fig Tree Bush Camp + Busanga Plains Camp

High season (July to October)

US$ 4,685

US$ 6,015

Transfers between Lusaka and lodges (per person)

By road (4.5 hrs) - Return

US$ 210

US$ 275

By road (4.5 hrs) - One way

US$ 135

US$ 175

Flight price (between Lusaka and central Kafue) available on request (minimum 2 people)
Flight price (between Busanga and Lusaka) available on request (minimum 2 people)

Please enquire about our FAMILY-FRIENDLY AND GROUP SAFARIS:

Mukambi Safari Lodge: Children between 4 and 12 years pay 50% provided they share with parents/adults and children 4 years and younger stay for free. Children of all ages are welcome to join their parents on activities – parents will be held fully responsible for their safety. Guests with children will be either grouped together or given a separate vehicle.

Fig Tree Bush Camp and Busanga Plains Camp are ideal for families and group bookings. Both lodges with 4 tents each can be booked out exclusively. If the lodge is booked out exclusively there is no minimum age for children. Otherwise, the age is restricted to 12 in these camps. (Minimum stay at Fig Tree bush camp = 2 nights, Minimum stay at Busanga plains camp = 3 nights)’

Price includes:
All accommodations, daily activities as specified in the itinerary, all meals and beverages, 24-hour office support, intercamp transfers, optional night in a Starbed, National Park fees and bed night levies.

Price excludes:
International flights, Airport departure tax (if required), Visas or tourism levies if required to enter Zambia, excess weight charges, all airport meet-and-greet and transfers (see prices above), telephone calls, Lusaka accommodation and activities, travel and medical insurance (essential on all safaris), optional safari extension and any activities not specified in the itinerary, all charges of a personal nature, any other charges not indicated in the inclusions, tips and gratuities.

Our three packages below offer exciting opportunities to explore a range of Kafue National Park ecosystems via land and water-based activities at prices to suit most budgets. These packages are guidelines that are adaptable to suit your requirements.

Your route between Lusaka and Kafue National Park will be a choice of a four-hour drive or a brief flight to an airstrip followed by a short drive. Your transfers between lodges will be via extended game drives with packed meals if required. Note that the transfers between the lodges are long and tiring - up to 8 hours - and should be viewed as extended game drives.

Activities to explore these vastly different ecosystems include game drives, walking safaris and boating on the Kafue River.


1. CENTRAL KAFUE  – 2 lodges over 6 days

You will spend three days at Mukambi Safari Lodge on the banks of the Kafue River, and four days at Fig Tree Bush Campdeep inside the central portion of the national park.

2. CENTRAL KAFUE AND BUSANGA PLAINS – 2 lodges over 6 days

You will spend three days at Mukambi Safari Lodge on the banks of the Kafue River, and four days at Busanga Plains Campin the northern Busanga Plains portion of the national park.

3. CENTRAL KAFUE AND BUSANGA PLAINS – 3 lodges over 8 days

You will spend three days at Mukambi Safari Lodge on the banks of the Kafue River, three days at Fig Tree Bush Camp deep inside the central portion of the national park and four days at Busanga Plains Camp in the northern Busanga Plains portion of the national park.

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