This 8 Days Zambia Safari safari starts and ends in Zambia. The spectacular Busanga Plains in the north of the Kafue is a vast flat expanse, one of Zambia's most significant wetland resources. This enormous wilderness is cut through by three rivers: The Kafue, Lufupa and Lunga. The mix of habitats from the open grassy plains of Busanga to the lush vegetation fringing the rivers allows for different impressions and highlights, creating fascinating ever-changing safari.
Days 1 - 3: Transfer to Kafue National Park
On your arrival at Lusaka airport, you will be transferred to Kafue National Park by a light aircraft. Meet our safari representative at the airstrip in Kafue and transfer to Lufupa Camp. During this transfer, you may encounter eland, roan and sable. Lufupa Camp is situated in the centre of the northern sector of the 22 500 square kilometre Kafue National Park, at the confluence of the Lufupa and Kafue rivers. The beauty of the park is evident in its diverse habitats with floodplains, miombo woodland, thick riverine vegetation and open grassy areas called dambos. There are resident prides of lion and leopard is frequently seen. Wild dog are occasionally sighted. There is also a wide variety of plains game ranging from zebra, buffalo, roan, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, sable, kudu and impala to the diminutive oribi. Elephant are also often seen roaming through the concession. Dinners and overnights at Lufupa Camp
Days 4 - 6: Head to the Busanga floodplain
After breakfast, depart Lufupa for an early morning game and later head North West of Kafue Park. The Busanga Plains' most dominant antelope species include red lechwe and puku, while buffalo, bushbuck, kudu, oribi, reedbuck, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, sable and roan are also often viewed in this enormous open plains system. There are also hippo and crocodile; however the main plains predators are lion and cheetah and spotted hyena with wild dogs less often seen. Leopard can also be spotted along the wooded tree lines fringing the plains, as well as elephant. Bird life is fantastic, with large flocks of Pelicans, Crowned Cranes and Wattled Crane in the plains at certain times of the year. Dinners and overnights at Musanza Tented Camp
Day 7: Drive to Lunga River Lodge
After an early breakfast, transfer to Lunga River Lodge, enjoying your final game drive on the Busanga Plains as you leave the area and re-enter the Miombo woodland.
The deep and clear Lunga River is the largest tributary of the Kafue River and flows north to south through a mosaic of miombo woodland, riverine woodland and grassy dambos in the north-east of the Kafue National Park. Species like puku and impala are abundant while roan and Lichtenstein's hartebeest occur in lower densities. Viewing of buffalo herds and elephant bulls is good while lion and leopard are regularly encountered. Additional interesting species in the form of yellow baboons and tree hyrax can be found in the vicinity of the camp while a high-density hippo population occurs in the Lunga River. Activities include game drives, walking safaris, guided canoe and boating trips as well as fishing. Night drives provide the added excitement of the nocturnal wonders of the area. Dinner and overnight at Lunga River Lodge
Day 8: Reserved for departure
Transfer by light aircraft from Lunga River Lodge to Lusaka Airport to find your departure flight.
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