7 Day Luxury Kafue Safari

On this luxury safari guests visits two very 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 Ila Safari Lodge (3 nights)

On arrival at Lusaka’s Kenneth Kaunda International Airport you will be met and transferred to Ila 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.

Ila Safari Lodge overlooks the stunning Kafue River and is located in the eastern part of the Kafue National Park, Africa’s largest National Park.

Arrive at Ila Safari Lodge and check into one of the ten Luxury Safari Tents, each individually designed to mesh with their wild surrounds and open to sweeping views of the Kafue River.

Enjoy afternoon tea before heading out for some afternoon activities such as a sunset boat cruise or afternoon game drive. Ila Safari Lodge is a very eco conscious lodge and operates fully electric, solar powered e-cruiser boats and electric game drive vehicles, providing a very silent game viewing experience.

From environmentally friendly, locally sourced building materials and solar-powered electricity to development of Zambia’s first electrical game drive vehicle, Ila is a truly environmentally conscious safari experience.

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


 Day 2 & 3: Explore Kafue National Park from Ila Safari Lodge

Spend today exploring Kafue National Park and enjoy the large variety of activities that Ila 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 to boat cruises (including a sunset cruises), 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. All activities are designed with minimal disturbance to wildlife in mind so that you can experience the natural rhythm of life in the Kafue National Park.

After your morning activity you may decide to 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: Ila Safari Lodge (including all meals, drinks and activities)


Day 4: Light aircraft transfer to Chisa Busanga Camp (3 nights)

This morning a light aircraft will transfer you from Ila Safari Lodge to your next destination, Chisa Busanga Camp.

Chisa Busanga Camp is located in the northern part of the Kafue National Park amidst the Busanga Plains. It does not get more remote than this and staying in the Busanga Plains offers a fantastic and exclusive wilderness experience with almost no other vehicles around on game drives. This area is also considered to have the best game viewing in the whole of Kafue National Park.

Chisa is the Nyanja word for ‘birds nest’, and the very unique rooms that you will check into after your arrival were inspired by the weaver bird nests that decorate the trees here.

This camp is also only powered by solar power, so are the game drive vehicles and bicycles used to explore the watery surrounds (called ‘dambos’ by the locals).

After settling into your luxurious ‘bird’s nest’ - room, enjoy the afternoon tea break followed by an afternoon game activity.

Return to the camp for a delicious dinner under the African sky.

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


Day 5 & 6: Explore Kafue National Park with Chisa Busanga Camp as your base

Chisa Busanga Camp’s more remote location in one of the most untouched wilderness areas in Africa offers a special kind of solitude, as well as a wetland ecosystem bristling with diverse wildlife that makes for a special safari experience.

Over the course of the next two days you will have many opportunities to get to know this area a little better. Mornings begin gently with a game drive in one of the camp’s electric Land Cruisers and stopping in the bush to enjoy a breakfast prepared over hot coals. In the afternoon you may enjoy late afternoon walking safaris, e-mountain bike safaris, and birding.

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.

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 your room overlooking the plains.

In the evenings you can wind down with stargazing and storytelling around the campfire.

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


Day 7: Light aircraft charter transfer to Lusaka

Today you will bid farewell to Chisa Busanga Camp 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, or mountain bike safari.

Alternatively relax at the lodge before your light aircraft charter transfer will take you back to Lusaka’s Kenneth Kaunda International Airport for your onward journey.

Safari ends.


Rates, Terms & Conditions:

01 Jun 2023 - 30 Jun 2023: per person sharing: US$ 4815        Single: US$5645

01 Jul 2023 - 31 Oct 2023: per person sharing: US$ 5795         Single: US$ 8900

01 Nov 2023 - 15 Nov 2023: per person sharing: US$ 4815        Single: US$5645


* Package is booked with Gondwana Tours & Safaris 

* Valid for travel as per above dates 
* Standard T&C's apply
* Includes: inter-camp flights, 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, visa, travel insurance, 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 14yrs

Country : Zambia

From : US$ 4815 per person sharing (01 – 15 Nov 2023) - 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 Jun 2023 - 15 Nov 2023

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 avid safari enthusiast.