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A 9 night safari combining three camps in Kafue National Park

A 9 night safari combining 3 different areas of the Kafue

This safari allows you to experience 3 of the most complimentary camps and regions of the Southern and central parts of Kafue National Park in Zambia. Beginning in Livingstone and ending in Lusaka (or vice versa), the Extended Classic Kafue Safari offers the wide open spaces and game drive/safari walk focus of Nanzhila Plains Camp with the stunning game rich shorelines of Lake Itezhi-tezhi from Nanzhila Lake Camp. These 2 areas are then complimented by the beautiful river side location and river activities of Kaingu Safari Lodge. This gives you both land and water based activities and a myriad of different wildlife and birding species to discover – it really is the best of both worlds!

We were so happy with our stay, definitely the highlight of an already great trip. Steve, Cindy and the team made our stay probably the best bush experience we’ve had in Zambia or ever! Game viewing was excellent . Lots of leopard (including 2 in camp!) and lion. We saw 41 mammal species between the 2 camps. “
– Mark Bennet, August 2022

Quick facts about the Extended Classic Kafue Safari

A brief overview of what to expect from this package:
July – November
8 or 9 nights
3 camps
1 National Park
Game Viewing
Safari Walks
Water Activities

3 reasons you should choose this safari package

Highlights from this 9 night Extended Classic Safari include:
A River Based Safari Experience

As Kaingu is river-based, it offers a number of bird and wildlife species that are not found in Nanzhila so the combination of the 3 camps really gives you the full Kafue Safari feel!

Land Based Safari Activities

Game drives and safari walks around Nanzhila are bound to reveal a wide variety of wildlife and bird species including 4 out of the Big 5!

Authentic Bush Experience

Don’t be surprised if whilst staying at any of the camps, you wake up to the sound of buck crunching twigs underfoot, or the ripping sound of branches as elephants strip the trees close by

Camps featured in ths safari itinerary

Click the thumbnails below for more information on each of the camps
Lake Itezhi-tezhi
Southern Kafue
Kafue River

Travel Logistics for this safari

See the travel route for this safari below:

Day 1: Arrival

Your safari can begin by road or air charter from either Lusaka OR Livingstone driving into the Kafue.

Day 1 - 4: Plains Camp

Assuming you depart from Livingstone, your first 3 nights will be at Nanzhila Plains in the Southern part of the park.

Day 4 - 7: Lake Camp

After 3 nights at Plains Camp, you will be transferred to Nanzhila Lake Camp on the shoreline of Lake Itezhi-tezhi for a 3 night stay at the secluded Lake Camp.

Day 7 - 10: Kaingu Safari Lodge

Your final 3 nights are on the Kafue River at Kaingu Safari Lodge enjoying the river based canoeing and game viewing on offer.

Day 10: Departure

On your final day, you will be transferred back to Lusaka in time for your departure flight. 

Please note – this entire itinerary can be done in reverse order.

About the Kafue National Park

Learn about the area specific to this safari package:

The Kafue National Park was established by the legendary Norman Carr in the 1950s and is Zambia’s oldest and largest national park. Covering a massive 22,400 km2 (8,650 mi2), the park is dominated by Miombo woodlands and interspersed with seasonal floodplains, rivers, and dambos – the dry riverbeds that provide seasonal refuge for the wide variety of wildlife. In fact, Kafue boasts more species than any other park south of the Congo.

Wildlife sightings can be very good with large herds of lechwe and buffalo in the floodplains, alongside all the predators of which lions are very well represented. There is also excellent birdlife.

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