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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-by-Day Summary

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

Highlights

  • 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

Places Visited

  • Africa
  • Zambia
  • Fig Tree Bush Camp
  • Kafue National Park
  • Lusaka
  • Mukambi Plains Camp
  • Mukambi Safari Lodge

Activities

Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level

Easy Active

Trip Snapshots

Enjoy sundowners under a tree after a game drive Fire pit near the river A view to the plains Breathtaking views of the plains at night Red Lechwe antelope graze on the Busanga plains Walking safaris with a guide Kafue River Views to the Kafue River

Day 1 Arrive Mukambi Safari Lodge

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.

Day 2 Kafue National Park Introduction

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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.

Day 3 On to Fig Tree Bush Camp

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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.

Day 4 Fig Tree Bush Camp

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
​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.

Day 5 On to Busanga Plains

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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.

Day 6-7 Busanga Plains Walking Safaris

  • Hotel
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
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

  • 1 Breakfast
Transfer to the nearby airstrip for your return flight to Lusaka airport today. Connect with your international flight home.

Fig Tree Bush Camp

Mukambi Plains Camp

Mukambi Safari Lodge

Per person starting at
$3,850

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Rates based on group of 2 in double occupancy.

Included

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
    • 7 Nights Lodge
  • 8 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are included.

Excluded

  • Internal Flights
    • $1,350 Charter Flights Estimate Lusaka - Mukambi, Busanga - Lusaka
    • Flight cost is subject to change
  • International Flights
  • Visa Fees

Recommended Budgeting

  • $40 Meals not Included
  • $87 Airport Departure Tax
  • $310 Park Entrance Fee
    • ZAWA fees and bed levies. This can be paid in advance.
  • $80 Optional Excursions
  • $80 Hotel Layover in TBD City
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