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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Kafue NP

Kafue NP

On arrival into Lusaka, you will be met by your Pictus Safaris tour leader and transferred directly to your charter flight to Hippo Airstrip just outside of Kafue National Park. Here, you will be met by the excellent Kafue River Lodge team and transferred by road to the lodge itself.

The lodge is beautifully located, overlooking the river where many species come to drink throughout the day. Once you are settled in, you are welcome to head out on an afternoon game drive to seek out the wildlife that Kafue has to offer. Leopard, lion, elephant and much more are routinely observed here and, with the assistance of the local guiding team, we are sure your safari will start with a bang.

You will overnight at the well-appointed and superbly-staffed lodge.

Main Destination:
Kafue National Park
Best Time to Visit July to October (Animals are easier to find)
High Season July to October (Higher rates apply; busier)
Best Weather April to August (Cooler and it hardly ever rains)

Wildlife in Kafue NP

ElephantCommon
LionCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoCommon
LeopardOccasional
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WildebeestOccasional
HyenaOccasional
Wild DogOccasional
Accommodation:
Kafue River Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located just outside Kafue NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

Day 2-3

Kafue NP

Kafue NP

Two full days allow you to explore the area around the lodge as you see fit, accompanied by a local guide and your tour leader. The dense riverine forest gives up its secrets slowly, but patience will often reward visitors with exceptional sightings. Elephant and lion sightings are common, whilst guests could also be lucky enough to spot the elusive leopard. There is also a rich diversity of antelope species here, with plenty to keep guests entertained. Each evening guests have the option to head out on a night drive, which offers the hugely exciting opportunity to glimpse nocturnal creatures as they are at their most active.

Main Destination:
Kafue National Park
Accommodation:
Kafue River Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located just outside Kafue NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

Day 4

Kafue NP

Kafue NP

After a final morning game drive, guests will be transferred by road deep into the national park to the remote and beautiful Kasonso Busanga tented camp. A superbly located base for exploring the world-famous Busanga Plains, Kasonso is a real favourite of many clients.

Your first afternoon drive here will focus on the stunning plains themselves. It is here that the few remaining cheetah in Kafue can, with luck, be seen. The lion, leopard and wild dog viewing here can also be superb, as can the birding. There is simply too much to see to pack into one game drive, so we recommend using today to make a special effort to see the very special cheetah that persist here.

You will overnight at the excellent tented camp.

Main Destination:
Kafue National Park
Accommodation:
Kasonso Busanga
  • Mid-range tented bush camp located inside Kafue NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

Day 5-7

Kafue NP

Kafue NP

Very rarely is the luxury of three full days to explore the Busanga Plains afforded to clients, and this is a wonderful opportunity to soak in this remarkable wilderness area. Morning and evening game drives give clients the best chance to locate cheetah, leopard and wild dog, and visits to the swampy interior of the plains may yield a rare glimpse of sitatunga, as well as ample sightings of lechwe and several other antelope species.

Main Destination:
Kafue National Park
Accommodation:
Kasonso Busanga
  • Mid-range tented bush camp located inside Kafue NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

Day 8

Lusaka

Lusaka

After a final morning game drive, guests will be transferred to the airstrip for their flight back to Lusaka.

Main Destination:
Lusaka (City)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.
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  • This tour is offered by Pictus Safaris, not SafariBookings.
  • This operator reserves the right to change rates advertised on SafariBookings.
  • If you request changes to this tour, the advertised rates will likely change.
  • Rates include a fixed budget for flights during this tour. If flights cost more, your quote will reflect this.
  • The exact order, contents and rates of this tour is subject to availability.
  • If an accommodation is fully booked, the operator will suggest a comparable alternative.
  • This tour is subject to the terms & conditions of Pictus Safaris.