KAFUE NATIONAL PARK

KAFUE NATIONAL PARK

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TRAVEL TO KAFUE NATIONAL PARK

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Found in the centre of western Zambia, Kafue National Park is the oldest and largest of Zambia’s national parks. It covers a massive 22,400 square kilometers. Despite its size and prominent location (only two hours’ drive from Livingstone), it remains largely unexplored with vast areas of its bush still untouched.

Kafue has the highest diversity of wildlife south of the Congo Basin. This reserve is particularly special for sightings of rare and unique species such as the aardvark, bush baby and honey badger.

The Park is regarded as one of the best places in Africa to find leopard. The African wild dog is a highly endangered species and hard to find in a natural environment However, the Kafue has the largest population compared to any other national park in Africa. The Kafue River is home to pods of hippo and some of the largest crocodiles in Southern Africa.

BEST TIMES TO GO

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May to June
As the rains abate and the foliage dies back, the animals return to the Kafue River.
July to October
The temperatures increase, ranging from 25 degrees in July to 40 degrees in October. As October approaches, natural water dries out and the Kafue River is the only significant source of water for the animals, attracting large herds from vast distances.
November to April
The rains fill natural waterholes, the foliage and grasses grow and animals disperse into the hinterland making animal viewing more of a challenge during this time.

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HIGHLIGHTS

SAFARI: Explore the rich, vast wilderness with your Guide and discover an abundance of lion and elephant, rare species of antelope including yellow-backed duiker, eland, roan, puku, sable, oribi, wildebeest and sitatunga.  Rare species of animals may be spotted, such as honey badgers, side-striped jackals and pangolins.

SAFARI: Explore the rich, vast wilderness with your Guide and discover an abundance of lion and elephant, rare species of antelope including yellow-backed duiker, eland, roan, puku, sable, oribi, wildebeest and sitatunga. Rare species of animals may be spotted, such as honey badgers, side-striped jackals and pangolins.

BIRDING IN THE KAFUE: A Birder’s Paradise with over four hundred and seventy species of bird to discover, such as fish eagles, spoonbills, Pels fishing owls, wattled cranes, goliath herons, green headed sunbirds and African finfoot.

BIRDING IN THE KAFUE: A Birder’s Paradise with over four hundred and seventy species of bird to discover, such as fish eagles, spoonbills, Pels fishing owls, wattled cranes, goliath herons, green headed sunbirds and African finfoot.

BUSANGA PLAINS SAFARI: Discover the Kafue Jewel, where great herds of buffalo and red lechwe graze on the fertile flood plains after the water subsides in May, attracting large numbers of predators. Rare wattled cranes are seen searching for insects, whilst flocks of open-billed storks circle high above in the vast blue heavens.

BUSANGA PLAINS SAFARI: Discover the Kafue Jewel, where great herds of buffalo and red lechwe graze on the fertile flood plains after the water subsides in May, attracting large numbers of predators. Rare wattled cranes are seen searching for insects, whilst flocks of open-billed storks circle high above in the vast blue heavens.

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