7 Day Affordable Kafue Safari



This is a perfect tour for clients on a budget yet still wanting to experience all that Kafue National Park, the largest safari park in Zambia, has to offer. Visit two different lodges within the Kafue National Park, each in their own unique setting, offering a variety of activities, all aimed to ensure an exciting and diverse safari experience. Gondwana Tours & Safaris will tailor make any safari according to your individual needs – please contact us directly should you wish to add nights to, or change this itinerary in any way.

 

Day 1: Arrive at Lusaka Airport & transfer to Mukambi Safari Lodge (2 nights)

On arrival at Lusaka’s Kenneth Kaunda International Airport you will be met and transferred to Mukambi Safari Lodge. During the 3.5 – 4 hour long transfer you will leave behind the busyness of the city and slowly be immersed into the African bush’s unique soothing atmosphere. Your private transfer guide can answer any questions you may have along the way.

Arrive at Mukambi Safari Lodge in time for tea break and afternoon activities to include a sunset boat cruise or afternoon game drive. Alternatively you may of course also opt to simply relax at the lodge by taking take a dip in the pool or enjoy a massage.

Upon return to the lodge dinner awaits you.

Accommodation: Mukambi Safari Lodge (including all meals, drinks, activities and park fees)

 

Day 2: Explore Kafue National Park from Mukambi Safari Lodge

Mukambi Safari Lodge overlooks the stunning Kafue River and is also known as “the Gateway” to Kafue National Park, Africa’s largest National Park.

Spend today exploring Kafue National Park and enjoy the large variety of activities that Mukambi Safari Lodge offers. From game drives (early morning and afternoon), walking safaris (typically early in the morning), fishing trips by boat on the Kafue River (basic equipment and bait supplied) to boat cruises (including a daily sunset cruise), there is something for everybody’s taste and liking. You will be able to experience African wildlife such as such as elephants, lions, leopards, wild dogs, cheetah, hippos, crocodiles as well as antelopes and a plethora of birds.

After your morning activity you may decide to schedule a visit to the Mukambi Community School or simply relax alongside the lodge’s infinity pool, overlooking the vast Kafue River before embarking on more game activities in the afternoon.

Dinner under the star lit canopy of the African sky awaits you upon your return to the lodge.

Accommodation: Mukambi Safari Lodge (including all meals, drinks, activities and park fees)

 

Day 3: Game drive transfer to Fig tree Bush Camp (3 nights)

This morning a 1.5 hour game drive will transfer you from Mukambi Safari Lodge to your next destination, Fig Tree Bush Camp.

Arrive at Fig Tree Bush Camp in time for a brunch and check into one the Camp’s

four tented chalets. The chalets are built on 3-meter high platforms above the ground, either offering a spectacular view over the Shishamba River or facing the plains, overlooking the watering hole in front of the camp’s infinity pool.

After settling into your room, enjoy the afternoon tea break followed by an afternoon game drive.

Return to the camp for a delicious dinner underneath the Fig Tree, after which the camp is named.

Accommodation: Fig Tree Bush Camp (including all meals, drinks, activities and park fees)

 

Day 4 & 5: Explore Kafue National Park with Fig Tree Bush Camp as your base

Fig Tree Bush Camp is an authentic and rustic bush camp located in a more remote part of Kafue National Park.

During the next two days you will have many opportunities to get to know this area, its wildlife and interesting mix of vegetation, from the open plains and tall grass, to the Miomba woodlands.

Fig Tree offers game drives in the morning and evening, with the latter turning into a night safari. Walking safaris are another exciting way to experience the wildlife and nature, and typically depart in the early morning after the sun rises to avoid the heat of the day. Apart from plains game such as antelope, you can look forward to sightings of predators like lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena, as well as the wild dog who prey on the concentration of game.

Fig Tree’s guides have a wealth of knowledge about Kafue National Park, and will share their knowledge with you, from the insects on the ground, to the birds in the sky and everything in-between.

However, if you wish to take it a bit slower, simply relax at the camp by taking take a dip in the pool or having an afternoon rest in the hammock overlooking the lagoon.

In the evenings you will return to the camp with the fire ready and time enough to enjoy a wholesome dinner under all the stars the night sky has to offer.

Accommodation: Fig Tree Bush Camp (including all meals, drinks, activities and park fees)

 

Day 6: Game drive transfer to Mukambi Safari Lodge (1 night)

After your early morning tea another 1.5 hour game drive will have you waving good-bye to Fig Tree Bush Camp and transfer you back to Mukambi Safari Lodge for your last night inside the Kafue National Park.

Arrive back at Mukambi Safari Lodge in time for brunch followed by a tea break and afternoon activities to include a sunset boat cruise or afternoon game drive. You will have an opportunity to experience what you may have missed out on during your first two nights at Mukambi.

Enjoy a last delicious dinner at the lodge.

Accommodation: Makumbi Safari Lodge (including all meals, drinks, activities and park fees)

 

Day 7: Road transfer back to Lusaka

Today you will bid farewell to Mukambi Safari Lodge and the Kafue National Park.

Depending on your travel itinerary you may still be able to enjoy a morning activity such as a game drive, guided bush walk, a fishing trip on the river, or a visit to Mukambi’s community school. 

Alternatively relax at the lodge before an approximately 4-hour private road transfer will take you back to Lusaka’s Kenneth Kaunda International Airport for your onward journey.

Safari ends.

 

Rates, Terms & Conditions:

01 May 2022 - 30 Jun 2022: Per person sharing: US$ 2775        Single: US$2835

01 Jul 2022 - 31 Oct 2022: Per person sharing: US$ 3155         Single: US$4010

01 Nov 2022 - 30Nov 2022: Per person sharing: US$ 2775        Single: US$2835

 

* Package is booked with Gondwana Tours & Safaris 

* Valid for travel as per above dates 
* Standard T&C's apply
* Includes: transfers, departure taxes, park fees & conservation levies, accommodation, meals, drinks (Premium brands excluded), activities, and laundry  (unless stated otherwise in the above itinerary)
* Excludes: International/regional flights, travel insurance, visas, items of a personal nature, and gratuities
* Park fees and fuel prices are subject to change with or without prior notice

* No children below the age of 12yrs


Country : Zambia

From : US$ 2775 per person sharing (01 May – 30 June 2022 & 01 - 30 Nov 2022) - Please refer to detailed information for other rate periods as well as possible applicable Single supplements.

Duration : 7 days / 6 nights

Valid for Travel: 01 May 2022 - 30 Nov 2022

Featured Benefits: Visit two different luxury lodges within the Kafue National Park, each in their own unique setting, offering a variety of activities, all aimed to ensure an exciting and diverse safari experience for the safari enthusiast travelling on a budget.