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PLAINS AND RIVERS SAFARI

A 7 night safari combining the beautiful Busanga and the tranquil Kafue River

A 7 night safari combining two areas of the Kafue

This 7 night safari combines the beautiful Busanga plains and the cool river ecosystem of Kafue River Lodge. Why choose? Experience the great herds and expansive views of Busanga with its rust red sunsets and prolific game and combine your experience with a luxurious chalet on the banks of the Kafue River. Not only does the river bring a tranquil, slow paced safari experience but the chance to enjoy our hospitality on a whole new level.

“Wow! Busanga Plains was fantastic, a veritable mixture of photographic delights. Lions, hippos, elephants, wildebeest, lechwe, roan, cheetah, myriad birds – even a pack of wild dogs on our way back to Kafue River Lodge.”

– Marcus Westberg

Quick facts about this safari

A brief overview of what to expect on this package
June – November
7 nights
2 camps
1 national park
Game Viewing
River Actvities
Birding
Unique Safari Activities

Camps featured in the Plains and Rivers safari

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Busanga Plains
KASONSO BUSANGA CAMP
Kafue River
KAFUE RIVER LODGE

Travel Logistics for this safari

See the travel route for this safari below:

Day 1: Lusaka - Kafue River Lodge

Travel from Lusaka to Kafue River Lodge (by road or air) and enjoy your first night and second night with us in chalets next tothe river. Chat to your guide about what your preferences are and choose from a variety of activities to make each daymemorable.

Day 3: Depart for Kasonso Busanga

Make sure you have everything packed before transferring to Kasonso Busanga through the park. Keep your eyes peeled forgame along the way and enjoy a lunch stop to stretch your legs. Spend the next 4 nights on the plains taking in the herds ofanimals, excellent birding and the lions that Busanga is so well known for

Day 7: Return to Kafue River Lodge

On day 7, you will enjoy a full breakfast before embarking on the trip back to Kafue River Lodge through the park to spendyour last night at Kafue River Lodge

Day 8: Kafue River Lodge - Lusaka

Depending on your schedule, squeeze in one more activity or pick out something locally made to remind youof your trip at our gift shop before leaving for Lusaka.

3 reasons you should choose this safari package

Highlights from this 7 night Plains and Rivers safari include:
Diverse Wildlife and Scenery

The incredible diversity of mammal and birdlife on offer means that no 2 days are ever the same in Northern Kafue

Incredible Wildlife Encounters

The lions of Busanga are a highlight of the region and the encounters of these cats moving around the floodplains is something to behold.

Land & Water Based Activities

The river based activities at Kafue River Lodge combined with whats offered at Kasonso Busanag make this a well rounded safari 

About the Kafue National Park

Learn about the area specific to this safari package

When you can spend 10 days in a National Park with no 2 days being the same, you know you are in a special place. That’s what the Kafue can offer. It has incredible animal and birdlife diversity which stems ultimately from the tapestry of habitats that link together through the park.

The Southern sector intersperses wide, expansive plains with stunning miombo woodlands and dambos and is home to impressive numbers of lion, cheetah and a variety of antelope, most notable sable, roan, reedbuck and eland. The central region is dominated by the stunning Kafue River and its beautiful riparian woodland and offers both river and land based safari experiences. Venture further north and you will start to get access to the Busanga Plains – another region known for great lion activity and stunning plains vistas.

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