The Wild Kafue

KAFUE National Park

Kafue National Park is one of the largest national parks in the whole of Africa. Despite its size and prominent location only two hours drive from Livingstone, it remains little – known and largely unexplored with vast tracts of its virgin bush still untouched. Thanks to its size and variety of habitat types the Kafue holds a fantastic diversity of wildlife.

Recommended accommodations


Mukambi Safari Lodge, is situated right on the banks of the Kafue River, with direct access to the Kafue National Park. The lodge consists of comfortable en-suite chalets and a luxurious riverside villa with a private riverside deck, as well as four luxury classic safari tents, all overlooking the river. All-in-all, Mukambi has 32 beds. Centrally located is the Boma (Restaurant/bar), theswimming-pool, as well as several decks that also have spectacular views of the river. Mukambi is famous for its excellent cuisine, friendly staff and highly experienced rangers.



Low Season (1 Nov - 30 June)


Peak Season (1 July - 31 Oct)


This small, intimate camp has just 4 luxury en-suite permanent tents under thatched roofs with their own verandahs and hammocks, each one overlooking the river. The main communal area has an open sided dining room with a small lounge and bar for an alfresco dining experience.
It’s location affords fabulous views down the Kafue River in the daytime and often hippo or antelope can be seen grazing on the banks. In the evenings your three course meal is served in a cosy atmosphere with candles and lanterns.


Mayukuyuku Camp



Nestled on the banks of the Iteshi Teshi lake, in the Heart of Zambia, Konkamoya Lodge. This exclusive lodge consists of just 5 luxurious safari tents, and can accommodate a maximum of 15 guests. Surrounded by beautiful tress, each of the 5 en-suite safari tents provides guests with a place to relax. Guests are treated to a sitting room, comfortable bed and hot and cold running water.


Tents (June)


Tents (July - August)


Tents (September - November)



The camp itself comprises of just four very well appointed ‘Machaba’ safari tents, complete with comfortable beds, soft linens and locally sourced wooden furnishings. Small, extra touches ensure Musekese is quite unlike any other camp in the Kafue. Open air en-suite bathrooms come with traditional wood warmed bucket showers and flushing toilets, combining style with practicality for a comfortable stay. The main lounge area at Musekese is under a cool grass thatch roof, providing shade in the heat of the day where guests can relax with a book from the library or an ice cold drink (or both!).


Low season


Peak season



Each tent at Ila Safari Lodge has been individually designed to mesh with the flora surrounding it providing shade, privacy and your very own piece of Kafue wilderness. 

Ila Safari Lodge offers a wide variety of activities, to make sure you’ll get to experience the pristine wilderness of the Kafue National Park at its best and learn about their conservation programmes. Ila Safari Lodge is the first lodge in Zambia to own an electric Land Rover (alongside 3 traditional safari vehicles).


Emerald season

(1st March -31st May)

Peak season

(01st June - 02nd Jan)


Busanga Bush Camp lies on a verdant island in the heart of the Kafue’s Busanga Plains, a vast mosaic of expansive grassy seasonal floodplains that extend to the horizon.  Busanga Bush Camp accommodates just eight guests in four well-appointed tents.

Activities include game drives, walking safaris and night drives, led by qualified guides. Thanks to the rising mist off the floodplains as they dry up in winter, guests can experience incredible sunrises and sunsets, with the sun a spectacular pink colour, while the floodplains teem with wildlife and birds. A special experience is an exclusive hot air balloon ride, ending with champagne breakfast.


Open from 01 June – 31 Oct



The elegant Shumba, aptly named after the prides of lion seen in the area, is found on a tree island in the centre of the breathtaking Busanga Plains. Home to hundreds of red lechwe, puku and other plains game and their predators, the wild and remote floodplains seemingly go on forever.

Standing sentry over these endless plains are six luxury tented units raised on wooden platforms. Each spacious unit is a tranquil space from which to observe the wilderness which can be done from your bed, the various seating areas or even the indoor or outdoor showers.


Open from 01 June – 31 Oct



Set in an area of pristine wilderness, Kaingu Safari Lodge offers a magnificent safari experience in the heart of the African bush. Discovering the owner-run lodge with its comfortable accommodation blending into nature is something unexpected in this remote area.The lodge was built with a lot of patience, good taste and an extraordinary sense for detail.


Low Season

(1st March -31st May)

Peak Season

(1st June - 02nd Jan)

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