Kafue National Park is the oldest and largest of Zambia’s national parks, and is the second largest park in Africa. It is situated within an easy few hours drive of Livingstone and the iconic Victoria Falls, making this an ideal destination for those looking to also visit Victoria Falls. The best time to visit the park is in the dry season, as the Summer rains make much of the road network unusable, and most of the camps within the park close down subsequently. However, a few camps are open year round and provide a great base from which to experience the magic of Kafue. Large herds of elephants, buffalo and antelope, as well as intense predator activity and scintillating birding make this park a must do!

Why we like it

Second largest park in Africa; Close to Victoria Falls; Exceptional birding and game-viewing

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 22 400 sq km
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: No
Specialist Specie: Lion
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Mumbwa

Accommodation in Kafue National Park

Mayukuyuku Bush Camp, Kafue

Mayukuyuku Bush Camp is located in Zambia’s spectacular Kafue National Park. It is set on the shores of a riverbank in this superb wilderness destination. It is a small and intimate camp, made up of only 4 luxury en-suite tents. Each features a thatched roof, veranda, and hammock- perfect for kicking back and drinking in the stunning views. Each tent…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board, Camping
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Mukambi Safari Lodge, Kafue

Mukambi Safari Lodge is found on the banks of the Kafue River in Zambia, and is widely known as “The Gateway to Kafue National Park”. The lodge provides a host of accommodation options in one of the largest national parks in Africa. Guests can choose to stay in either a 2 or person en-suite chalet, or the classic luxury safari…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Fig Tree Bush Camp, Kafue

Fig Tree Bush Camp is a luxury bush camp found in Zambia in a remote part of Kafue National Park. The camp is named for a massive fig tree that is situated in the middle of the camp. It is located on the dry banks of the Shishamba River, and consists of luxury safari tents that are perched on platforms…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Tours and Activities in Kafue National Park

Best of Zambia – East to West Tour

Visits the great parks of Zambia; Excellent and diverse game-viewing; Camping in the wild; Victoria Falls adventure activities

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Duration: 17 days / 16 nights
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Kafue 4-Day Mobile Camping Safari

Exciting guided day and night game drives; Genuine wild camping experience; True wilderness in one of Africa's largest national parks

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Duration: 4 days/ 3 nights
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.
Recent Sightings
Where

Lookout for

Red Lechwe
Puku
Elephant
Hippo
Lion
Leopard
Cheetah
Spotted Hyena
African Wild Dog
Buffalo
Giraffe
Kudu
Wildebeest
Zebra
Impala
Sable Antelope
Roan Antelope
Waterbuck
Warthog
Baboon
Crocodile

Key Species

MAMMALS
Lion
Cheetah
Elephant


BRIDS
Black-cheeked Lovebird
Racket Tailed Roller
Arnots Chat
Pels Fishing Owl
Bohms Bee-eater


REPTILES
Nile Crocodile
Water Monitor
Leopard Tortoise


TREES
Jackalberry
Candelabra Tree
Miombo Woodland


HABITAT TYPES
Miombo Woodland
Riverine
Wetland
Open Plains


Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 8.5
Mammals: 9
Birds: 9.5
Reptiles: 8
Trees: 8