6 Days Camping Safari in Kafue National Park, Zambia

Day 1: Livingstone – Kafue National Park

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Livingstone in the early morning and drive to Kafue National Park – one of the world’s largest national parks with some 22,400-kilometer square. You will enter at the southern gate and drive via Nanzhila Plains up to Lake Ithezi Thezi where you will explore the area on a game drive. Camping will be at Hippo Bay Campsite at Lake Ithezi-Thezi (lunch and dinner).

Day 2: Ithezi-Thezi (Southern Kafue) – Central Kafue

After a morning drive along the lake shore, you will head north to the central area of the Kafue National Park on the ‘Spinal Road’ to your next campsite at Kasabushi Lodge. You will do game drives in this area. The camping will be next to the Kafue River at Kasabushi Campsite (full board).

Day 3: Central Kafue

You will have the whole day to do game viewing in the area along the Shishamba River, a well-known habitat for lions. Kafue is also known for its wide range of antelope species and big herds of elephants. You can also book optional activities at the lodge (game walk and boat cruise). The camping will be next to the Kafue River at Kasabushi Campsite (full board).

Day 4 and 5: Kafue National Park, central part

In the morning, you will pack up camp and head further north to the next stop at Mayukuyuku Camp. You will have two days to do game drives in this area. There are several small rivers cross this area. These leave a number of waterholes in the dry season for the animals to quench their thirst. Wild dogs which roam large areas of the park, cheetah, lion, as well as the elusive leopard, are among the inhabitants here. The camping will be on the banks of the Kafue River at Mayukuyuku Campsite (full board).

Day 6: Lusaka

You will pack up the camp and head to Lusaka, then drop off at your accommodation or airport. Breakfast will be provided.

Transport and vehicles

Bundu Adventures uses Land Rover Tdi with extended chassis to accommodate 10 bucket seats (eight window seats and two seats in the middle in the front row as well as back row respectively). The vehicle is specially adapted (double shocks and double coil springs, etc.) to guarantee a comfortable drive on the bumpy tracks in the African wilderness.

There is space for hand luggage, cameras, etc. in front of the first row of seats (above the driver and co-driver) as well as between the second and third row of seats. There is also space to stow luggage beneath the seats. The side doors can be folded down to allow easy access into the vehicle. The vehicle is open on all sides but can be closed completely with windows for long distance journeys. The Land Rover is equipped with a fixed roof (two of the Land Rovers are fitted with detachable roofs).

The trailer is fitted with a mobile kitchen. The luggage, tents and camping equipment is also packed in here. Two large collapsible tables (two meters long) are carried on safari. Camping chairs (collapsable), grill, dishes, pots, tablecloths, coffee mugs, glasses (for wine and juice), etc. are part of the campsite inventory and are all packed away in the trailer. The lighting in the evening consists of camping lamps (connected to the car battery) and lanterns (candles) on the tables.