For the safari connoisseur, Kafue National Park offers a traditional, raw African safari experience of true exclusivity, combined with excellent game viewing. Throughout the park,the scenery is varied and changing and, as one of the last true wilderness areas in Africa, Kafue, the oldest and largest national park in Zambia, offers wildlife and birding experiences that are comparable to anywhere in the country.
In the north, the rolling plains of Busanga are home to lion, zebra, abundant birdlife and flat grassland plains dotted with wild date palms, sausage trees and fig trees. There are numerous prides of lion residing here and it's one of Zambia's best areas for cheetah and wild dog. In Busanga, the spectacular landscape and unique wildlife sightings, will satisfy even the most experienced safari visitor.
Revival of Southern Kafue
The more remote south is perfect for those who love exploring and a little patience will be rewarded with some sensational sights. Elephants, antelopes and lion roam the plains, and hippos swim in the waters of Lake Itezhi-Tezhi. Southern Kafue is the ideal safari experience for those who value a true feeling of wilderness as much as the game-sightings.
Konkamoya Lodge rests just off the banks of Lake Itezhi-Tezhi and offers animal activity around the waters, as well as extremely private game viewing. With just four, raised tents, of a highly impressive size and design, their east facing aspect ensures wonderful views of the African sunrise across the lake.
Large areas of Kafue still remain unexplored and hold a wealth of wildlife thanks to its huge size and varied habitat. The park is easily accessed from both Lusaka and Livingstone on a 4 – 5 hour drive. There is also an option to fly, although there is something special about driving through the park and discovering its contrasting landscapes and ecosystems.
Rates for Konkamoya Lodge start from $500pppn. For more information, please contact Kristina@kamageo.com