12 Night Safari Overview
For the first time ever you can experience the full length and breadth of the Kafue National Park in one all-inclusive safari. Starting in Lusaka or Livingstone to finish at the other, your 12 night “COMPLETE KAFUE” experience would include the remote and wide open plains of Nanzhila in the Southern Kafue, the river based central region of the park from Kaingu Safari Lodge, 3 nights in a mobile safari camp on the famous Busanga Plains and a final 3 nights in the relaxing and diverse North Eastern corner of the Kafue from Kafue River Lodge. The package is inclusive of all park fees and road transfers – this really is the complete Kafue experience!
Day 1: Nanzhila Plains, Southern Kafue
This safari begins in Livingstone with a 3 hour road transfer to Dundumwezi Gate where you will be met by the Nanzhila Plains safari team. Enjoy a game drive into camp and settle into the beautiful rooms with views over the dambo to enjoy a 3 night stay. Nanzhila is the closest true safari destination in Zambia to the Victoria Falls and enjoys nearly 3000sqkm to itself. An incredible variety of wildlife and birding species as well as a quite magnificent location overlooking the dambo make Nanzhila one of the most memorable safari camps in Zambia.
Diverse Wildlife Encounters
Owner run experience
Day 4: Kaingu Safari Lodge, Central Kafue
After a hearty breakfast, we will head out over the plains and through the Ngoma Forest towards Lake Itezhi-tezhi (there is also the option of stopping to visit the Elephant Orphanage) before arriving at the ITT shoreline. Stopping at an appropriate shady spot, we will enjoy a picnic lunch watching the antics of the wildlife around the lake before meeting the team from Kaingu. Kaingu is magnificently situated in the riparian woodland on the banks of the Kafue River with stunning views. African finfoot, hippo and a wide variety of birdlife are on constant display and river based boat cruises and canoeing is a must on this portion of the Kafue River. Kaingu also conducts game drives in a stunning section of the Kafue National Park.
Luxury Tented Camp
Superb Riverside Setting
Kafue River Widlife
Day 7: Mashoze Mobile Camp, Busanga Plains
After breakfast you will enjoy a 6 hour game drive transfer through the park from Kaingu to Mashoze Mobile Camp, situated at the northern edge of the Busanga Plains. It is a simple camping set up but with a senior guide, chef and camp hand to cater for you. Each dome tent sleeps two people and is equipped with stretcher beds, mattresses and fitted sheets. There is a private bucket shower behind the camp in the forest as well as a sit down toilet. Camping out in the wild is a marvellous experience. Mashoze Mobile Camp gives you the opportunity to explore the Busanga Plains by morning, afternoon or all day game drives with your specialist Busanga guide. The Busanga Plains area is perfectly situated to see large numbers of red lechwe, but is also well known for the big lions, buffalo, elephant, wildebeest and relaxed roan antelope.
Mobile Tent Accommodation
Superb Wildlife Viewing
Day 10: Kafue River Lodge, Northern Kafue
From Busanga, you will be transferred to Kafue River Lodge. You will arrive, unwind and refresh in one of the spaciously built chalets, enjoy a sundowner on a gentle boat cruise down the river or on the lappa extending over it. The next day you can see a variety of game by simply sitting on front of the deck or go explore the area also by driving, walking, boating and even cycling. This is the perfect start of finish to the Complete Kafue Safari.
River Facing Cottages
A variety of activities
Multiple dining options
Getting there / Logistics
TO NOTE: This trip is also available in reverse order
Stopping at an appropriate shady spot, we will enjoy a picnic lunch watching the antics of the wildlife around the lake before meeting the team from Kaingu.
Total Cost & Booking Information
USD 5490 pps
Includes 12 nights accommodation, all meals, all local drinks, all park fees, all road transfers, laundry and all safari activities.