Kafue National Park, Zambia

Roan antelope in kafue national park

Kafue National Park is the biggest game park in Zambia - and covers an area the size of Wales. The park is named after Kafue River and it stretches over the 3 provinces of Northwestern, Central and Southern Zambia.

Despite the size and rich biodiversity of Kafue National park, the park remains mostly unexplored and boosts of vast tracts of virgin and completely untouched areas. This is slowly and steadily changing investment in the area has seen significant rise in the last few years.

Activities

While visiting Kafue National Park, you can take part in any of the following activities.

  • Wildlife game viewing
  • Boat trips
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Walking safari

When To Visit

As Kafue covers a massive area, various parts of the park are best visited at different times of the year. Generally, the dry season which runs from June to October is the most favourable time for visiting Kafue National Park.

Most of the park is inaccessible during the wetter months of November up through April. Some areas which are in a floodplain can only be accessed by water.

Getting There

Kafue National Park is located around 360 kilometres west of Lusaka - Zambia's capital city. This requires a drive of about 4 hours.

The park is also accessible from Livingstone - the tourist hub in the south via well-graded roads. The drive from Livingstone to Kafue National Park takes around 3 hours.

Given the size of this national park, we advise you to check with your tour operator for the exact specifics because you will be visiting a given portion of the park and the distances might change depending on where exactly you are going.

Where To Stay

Kafue National Park has a great rise in investment and now offers many options for your accommodation. You can enjoy luxury as well as budget accommodations facilities which are operated to good standards. 

Some lodges will even have such luxuries as space, an infinity pool and more. If you love to camp, you will be pleased to know that many campsites exist in Kafue National Park.

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