Getting There – Kafue NP

Philip Briggs
By Philip Briggs

Philip has travelled 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.

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Kafue National Park is located 360km/223mi from Lusaka.

Self-drive to the park is relatively easy on the Lusaka-Mongu Road. However, to venture any distance into the park itself, a good 4x4 is essential. There are also several safari operators based in Lusaka offering mobile trips into Kafue.

Most people staying at the high-end lodges in the park 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 the capital, Lusaka – this is where you will most likely enter the country. Livingstone Airport (LVI) (Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport) is also handy for the park.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

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

Domestic Flights

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

The only domestic carrier is Proflight. Although Proflight has regular flights to Livingstone and some of Zambia’s main parks, including South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi and Liuwa Plain, it doesn’t offer any flights yet to Kafue.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

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

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