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Lufupa Tented Camp

Kafue National Park, Zambia

3/5 Great herds of lechwe on the Busanga Plains
© Mike Myers / Busanga Bushcamp Great herds of lechwe on the Busanga Plains
4/5 Changing colours on the Busanga Plains
© Mike Myers / Kapinga Camp Changing colours on the Busanga Plains
5/5 Buffalo on the move
© Dana Allen / Kapinga Camp Buffalo on the move

Lufupa Tented Camp is situated in the northern sector of the acclaimed Kafue National Park, near the confluence of the Lufupa and Kafue rivers - an area filled with floodplains, broad-leaved woodland, lush riverine vegetation and dambos (open grassy clearings).

This intimate, personal camp comprises nine en-suite Meru-style tented units each with a wooden deck on which to contemplate the wide river view. A relaxed central area, complete with a boma, fireplace, dining area and small plunge pool, lies on the edge of the broad Kafue River.

Wildlife is prolific with lion and a wide variety of plains game such as zebra, buffalo, greater kudu and impala, as well as the less-seen species of roan, sable antelope and Lichtenstein's hartebeest. Lufupa is renowned for good leopard sightings and elephant are often seen moving through the area. Kafue's birdlife is world-acclaimed, with the Lufupa area sporting well over 400 species - including Pel's Fishing-Owl, African Finfoot and Half-collared Kingfisher.

Activities include day and night nature drives exploring prime game viewing areas adjoining the Lufupa Channel. Boat trips also reveal the incredible hippo population of the area complemented by a constant array of colourful waterbirds, reptiles (Nile crocodile, water monitor, terrapins) and lush riverine vegetation. Guided nature walks are also on offer.



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1/5 Gathering storm clouds on the Busanga Plains
Gathering storm clouds on the Busanga Plains
2/5 Great herds of lechwe on the Busanga Plains
Great herds of lechwe on the Busanga Plains
3/5 Changing colours on the Busanga Plains
Changing colours on the Busanga Plains
4/5 Buffalo on the move
Buffalo on the move
5/5 Elephant threading through the long grass
Elephant threading through the long grass

Kafue National Park

Kafue is Zambia's oldest park and, at 22,400 square kilometres, it's one of the larger national park in Africa. The park is supplied by 3 rivers, namely the Kafue, Lunga and the Lufupa and the Busanga Swamp is one of Zambia's most prominent wetland resources.  The surrounding Busanga Plains are partially flooded during the rains but are left rich and lush when the water recedes from around May, attracting great numbers of herbivores.  Along with many other species, this area is home to thousands of red lechwe which in turn attract the many lion, leopard and even cheetah to the area. Read more?

5/5 Big game of a different sort - the vicious Tigerfish puts up quite a fight
Big game of a different sort - the vicious Tigerfish puts up quite a fight


Zambia has made a name for itself in the last ten years, as a high quality wildlife destination and one that is particularly good for walking safaris.  Intimate (and often rustic) bushcamps, excellent local guides, beautiful riverine scenery and varied game and birdlife are the trademarks of a safari in Zambia. Recommended experiences in Zambia White water rafting the Zambezi Visit Victoria Falls on your safari to Zambia, Zimbabwe or Botswana to experience some of the best white water rafting and loads of other activities. See more and book Zambezi River island escapes These unusual lodges are all on islands in the mighty Zambezi River and are perfect for the start or end of a safari or while visiting the Victoria Falls. Find out more Bushcamping in Luangwa Valley Spoil yourself with a tailored walking safari in Zambia, walking from one small camp to the next through the game-rich Luangwa Valley. Find out more Family safari in Luangwa Valley A wildlife safari tailored to the needs of reasonably adventurous families in the South Luangwa, Zambia. Find out more Big game safari, lower Zambezi A safari to the Lower Zambezi that offers exceptional big game on drives, by boat or on foot. Camps and lodges range from luxury to simple bushcamps. Find out more Read more?

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