Kafue National Park, slightly larger than Wales and home to only a handful of lodges and human life. In this epic safari, we join the dots across this astonishing park on foot, by balloon, canoe, boat and landrover – from Busanga in the north to the southern end of Lake Itezhi-Tezhi.
Spending time in Kafue is akin to visiting four separate national parks without ever leaving one. Less than an hour by air from Lusaka, there is consistently great game viewing, including impressive dark-maned lions and their tree climbing friends, big elephants as well as more esoteric species such as lechwe and serval.
Working your way through the park from north to south is long but interesting, with many opportunities to stretch the legs with a first-class walking safari experience in Musekese – all expertly guided with passion and substance. Heading down to the middle of the park, the river changes character into a land of channels and countless islands. This is a great spot to relax and take in the cornucopia of beautiful birds.