​Getting There – Kafue NP

Philip Briggs
By Philip Briggs

Philip has traveled through Zambia several times and is the author of more than 20 guidebooks to various African destinations.

Philip is the Zambia expert for SafariBookings and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.

Philip is our Zambia expert and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.

Kafue National Park is located 360km/223mi from the capital, Lusaka. The drive, on a good tar road, takes about 4 hours*.

There are many safari packages to Kafue and self-drive to the park is relatively easy too. However, to venture any distance into the park itself, a good 4x4 is essential.

Most people staying at the high-end lodges fly by chartered plane to Kafue. There are several airstrips in the park.

Zambia’s main airport, Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN), is 14km/9mi from Lusaka – this is where you will most likely enter the country. Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (LVI) in Livingstone is also handy for the park.

The domestic carriers Proflight and Zambia Airways offer flights to several parks, but currently not to Kafue.

Charter flights between parks are usually part of your safari package and are booked by your tour operator.

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN), and what tickets would cost.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Zambia page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.

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