Kafue and western Zambia

To the west of Lusaka and southwest of the Copperbelt is Kafue, a wonderfully unspoilt 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.

Kafue and western Zambia

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.

Where to go in Kafue and western Zambia

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Busanga Bush Camp

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.

Adventure Couples Wildlife
Chisa Busanga Camp

Chisa Busanga Camp

Kafue National Park, Kafue and western Zambia, Zambia

Set in the Busanga Plains of Zambia’s Kafue National Park, Chisa Busanga Camp (aka "The Nest") is the brand new offering from Green Safaris. Boasting just four bird nest-like treehouses, the camp lies on a beautiful island overlooking a huge floodplain.

Off the beaten track Wildlife
King Lewanika

King Lewanika

Liuwa Plain National Park, 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 unspoilt park.

Adventure Off the beaten track Wildlife
Ntemwa Busanga Camp

Ntemwa Busanga Camp

Kafue National Park, Kafue and western Zambia, Zambia

Ntemwa Busanga Camp is a small, rustic bush camp located on the northern edge of Kafue National Park. Although slightly more basic, this camp is very comfortable and has a much more 'real' feel to it, giving you a more intimate safari experience.

Off the beaten track Wildlife
Shumba Camp

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.

Couples Wildlife Adventure Eco/ethical tourism
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