Experience a Zambia safari with a stay in two separate safari camps in Kafue National Park on this week-long Zambia tour. Spend time along the eastern edge of the park at Mukambi Safari Lodge, and at the inland Fig Tree Bush Camp before traveling north to the Busanga Plains, a seasonal floodplain and well-known watering site for wildlife. Kafue National Park is Africa's second largest national park and home to a variety of wildlife, particularly antelope, red lechwe, and puku. Spend your days going on game drives in Kafue, walking safaris on the Busanga Plains, or spend some time exploring the Kafue River. This is a great Zambia safari experience for someone looking for a more in-depth experience in a lesser-traveled safari park.
Day 1 : Arrive Mukambi Safari Lodge Day 2 : Kafue National Park Introduction Day 3 : On to Fig Tree Bush Camp Day 4 : Fig Tree Bush Camp Day 5 : On to Busanga Plains Days 6-7 : Busanga Plains Walking Safaris Day 8 : Return Lusaka
Spot antelope on the Busanga Plains from your safari camp at sunrise
Cruise the Kafue River looking for wildlife along the borders of the park
Go on game drives in Kafue National Park with your professional guide
Take part in optional activities such as fishing or walking safaris
Arrive to Livingstone airport today and transfer to your small charter flight that takes you to a location just 40 minutes from your first safari camp in Zambia, Mukambi Safari Lodge. This welcoming lodge is located along the banks of the Kafue River just outside the park boundaries and is a great introduction to the safari camp experience with electricty and hot running water. Spend the evening getting settled in, or set out on a game drive for your first experience of Kafue National Park.
Spend today as you like. Excursions are available from the lodge, or you can opt to cross the river and head in to the park for a game drive today. Try a boat cruise on the river to spot crocodile, hippo, and a variety of birdlife that rely on the waterway. Fishing may also be optional, with most catching bream, silver barbel, or pike. The day is yours to choose to take part in safari activities as you like.
Set out today for your hour and a half drive in to the park to your new safari camp, Fig Tree Bush Camp, situated along the sandy beach banks of the Shishamba River. The safari camp overlooks a lagoon which attracts a variety of species throughout the season including elephant, puku, impala, warthog, hartebeest, and zebra. Leopard, cheetah, lion and wild dog have been known to frequent the area as well.
Enjoy your stay here at the Fig Tree Bush Camp. Set out for a game drive or walking safari today with your guide to explore this area. Spend the evening spotting hippo and crocodile on the shores of the river. After dinner, enjoy star gazing while you sit around the campfire sharing stories from the day's adventures.
Rise this morning for your last morning in central Kafue before setting out on your 6-hour drive through the park to the Busanga Plains in the more remote northern section of the park. Settle in to your new accommodation, the Mukambi Plains Camp located overlooking the famed Busanga Plains. Here you can spot a variety of wildlife from right off the deck including red lechwe, puku, antelope, and buffalo. Large prides of lion also inhabit the Busanga Plains region.
Spend your days here exploring the plains with a professional guide. Game drives and walking safaris are the plan here. The Busanga Plains are teeming with wildlife, and many species can be spotted from the camp's deck. Red lechwe antelope are seen throughout the plains at almost any time of day. Set out on adventures as you choose.
Day 8 Return Lusaka
Transfer to the nearby airstrip for your return flight to Lusaka airport today. Connect with your international flight home.
This was our first trip to South America and we were a little nervous. But Adventure Life made things so easy! All our questions were answered before we left, and our guide, Vidal, was amazing! He gave us enough space to explore without rushing us along. He also knew where the best picture taking opportunities were, which was great.
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.
Typically not offered during this period because of weather conditions.