Kafue and western Zambia

To the west of Lusaka and southwest of the Copperbelt is Kafue, a wonderfully unspoiled gem in the heart of Zambia. Just a little larger than Wales, Kafue is home to a large variety of game, dotted around strikingly beautiful and varied habitats.

An enormous area of floodplain and forest, the Kafue is dissected by a multitude of rivers, the largest three being the Kafue, the Lunga and the Lufupa. The Kafue River, the largest, is slow and meandering, a haven for hippo and crocodile, and an essential water source for much of the park's wildlife. The Kafue is home to a proliferation of plains game including roan, sable and oribi.

Far in the north, there is a unique and strikingly different area - the Busanga Plains, a 750-square km area of floodplains which is renowned for its large population of tree-climbing lion and some excellent birding. The floodplains offer some truly exceptional game-viewing in the dry season.

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Busanga Bush Camp

Kafue National Park, Kafue and western Zambia, Zambia

Busanga Bush Camp is located in the north-western sector of the Kafue National Park on the Busanga flood plain. The camp has only four tented rooms, making it ideal for a more exclusive safari experience for families and groups of friends.

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Honeymoon, Wildlife

King Lewanika

Liuwa Plain National Park, Kafue and western Zambia, Zambia

The latest addition to the Norman Carr Safaris family, King Lewanika is a luxurious lodge located in the heart of the remote Liuwa Plain in western Zambia. King Lewanika offers a unique opportunity to explore this unspoiled park.

Best for: Adventure, Off the beaten track, Wildlife

Matamanene

Liuwa Plain National Park, Kafue and western Zambia, Zambia

Matamanene is a small tented camp offering access to the untouched and seldom-visited Liuwa Plains national park in the west of Zambia. Watch the second largest wildebeest migration in Africa and track wild dog as they hunt on a truly adventurous safari.

Best for: Off the beaten track, Adventure, Couples, Wildlife

Shumba Camp

Kafue National Park, Kafue and western Zambia, Zambia

Shumba Camp is located in the heart of the wildlife paradise of the Busanga Plains, in Kafue National Park, Zambia. Placed on the edge of a 'tree island', Shumba Camp, has six tented rooms and offers lovely views as well as great game viewing.

Best for: Couples, Wildlife, Honeymoon, Adventure

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