Kafue National Park
The oldest and largest of Zambia’s national parks, Kafue National Park covers a massive 22,400 km2. Kafue is one of the largest national parks in the whole of Africa and was established as a National Park by the legendary Norman Carr in the 1950’s.
Only a two hour drive from Livingstone, it remains little-known and somewhat underrated. Its size and variety of habitat types means Kafue holds a fantastic diversity of wildlife and is a favourite for African Safari Experience to incorporate in our safari tours.
Leopard spotting here is tremendous, frequently spotted during night game drives, but also from canoes when these elusive creatures venture to the water to drink. Even more stunning is the opportunity to spy Cheetah, not seen elsewhere in Zambia.
For some the Bird Watching is supreme. The plethora of bird species the Kafue sustains stands at over 500 recorded species, roughly as many as the whole of Europe.
Recent improvements to infrastructure such as roads and airstrips, mean Kafue is now very reachable. For a rustic experience with high possibility to see some of the more elusive creatures Kafue certainly has a strong appeal.