Kafue National Park Safaris
Covering a staggering 22 400 sq km (roughly the size of Wales), the Kafue National Park is Zambia's largest safari park and hosts diverse habitats and an equally varied range of species. Situated only two hours' drive from Livingstone, Kafue National Park is still largely unaffected by mass tourism and remains one of the truly remote safari areas of Zambia - making for an intimate Zambia safari experience.
A large portion of the Kafue is made up of open savannah grasslands where predators roam in search of prey. The Kafue National Park is one of the only places in Zambia where you can see cheetah, and is also home to the endangered wild dog, leopard and lion. In addition to this remarkable variety of wildlife, an astounding 490 species of bird are also present.
The Busanga Plains, located in the northern region of the park, are a must-see on your Zambia safari. These sprawling floodplains nurture a wide range of herbivores and, of course, the predators that are never far behind. The plethora of wildlife species can be enjoyed on a number of activities, including morning and night game drives, walking safaris, boat excursions and canoeing safaris. In the dry season, the animals congregate around the swamps and remaining water sources, providing for some exceptional interactions and sightings.
Game viewing in the southern region of the park is slightly more difficult than in the north, as the animals are not as concentrated, and the thick woodland vegetation makes spotting animals slightly more difficult.