8 Day Highlights of Kafue Safari

Perfect safari for clients wanting to experience all that Africa’s largest National Park has to offer. Visit three 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. Gondwana Tours and 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 (1 night)

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.

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

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 and activities)



Day 2: Game drive transfer to Fig tree Bush Camp (2 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 and activities)


Day 3: Explore Kafue National Park with Fig Tree Bush as your base

Fig Tree Bush Camp is a luxury bush camp located in an undiscovered part of Kafue National Park.

Today 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 and activities)


Day 4: Game drive transfer from to Busanga Plains Camp (3 nights)

Today an approximately 5-hour game drive will take you from Fig Tree Bush Camp to Busanga Plains Camp, a seasonal luxury bush camp located deep in the heart of the famous Busanga Plains in the north of beautiful Kafue National Park.

Arrive at Busanga Plains Camp in time for lunch and make yourself comfortable in your luxury safari tent with an open air en-suit bathroom.

In the afternoon you will have the first opportunity to venture out on a game drive to explore the surrounding areas.

Should you wish to relax instead, enjoy a refreshing dip in the camp’s pool or sunbathe on the wooden deck whilst overlooking the surrounding wetlands, or simply experience the total peace of nature from your own private veranda.

Dinner and overnight at Busanga Plains Camp. 

Accommodation: Busanga Plains Camp  (including all meals, drinks and activities) 


Day 5 & 6: Explore the Busanga Plains

During the following two days and nights you will have many opportunities to get to know this area better.

Game drives typically depart at sunrise and in the afternoon drive (partly a night drive). Walking safaris leave the camp shortly after sunrise to avoid the heat of the day and take place around the plains surrounding the camp.

Busanga Plains landscape is made up of palm groves, papyrus-choked reed beds and lily-covered lagoons. A truly magical place where authentic African wildlife thrives, and the safari experience is second to none.  In addition to the large numbers of elephants and 500 recorded bird species you will be able to experience a wide variety of wildlife such as lion, cheetah, buffalo, hippopotamus, oribi, roan, lechwe, zebra, and wildebeest.

You may opt to spend one of the nights in the open-air star bed. A bed, raised up on a wooden platform, high up in the trees with nothing but the vast, star speckled African Skye to gaze at and get lost in. This is certainly a once in a lifetime, humbling and also awe-inspiring experience.

Accommodation: Busanga Plains Camp (including all meals, drinks and activities)


Day 7: Game drive transfer to Mukambi Safari Lodge (1 night)

After your early morning tea another approximately 6 hour game drive will have you waving good-bye to Busanga Plains 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 the course of the early afternoon. After settling into your room you have the option of enjoying more game activities such as another game drive, a walking Safari or perhaps a sunset boat cruise. 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.

Enjoy a last delicious dinner in the African bush at.

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


Day 8: 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 alongside the lodge’s infinity pool, overlooking the vast Kafue River 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 Jul 2022 - 31 Oct 2022: Per person sharing: US$ 4585        Single: US$ 5845


* 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$ 4585 per person sharing (01 Jul – 31 Oct 2022) - Please refer to detailed information for other rate periods as well as possible applicable Single Supplements.

Duration : 8 days / 7 nights

Valid for Travel: 01 Jul 2022 - 31 Oct 2022

Featured Benefits: Visit three 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 avid safari enthusiast.