Kafue National Park in Zambia is one of the largest parks in the world - twice the size of Yellowstone National Park in USA!
Kafue National Park spills into three of Zambia's provinces and has an impressive range of species of birds and abundant wildlife
. The only visible absentee is the Giraffe.
Much of Kafue is wooded, opening up at intervals to wide grassy areas known as dambos, punctuated with termite mounds, sprouting fig trees and phoenix palms. The good grazing lures antelopes, who in turn attract predators such as Leopard and Lion. The Busanga floodplains are a dominant feature of Kafue, and have been known to recede in the dry season, often trapping hippo in shallow pools. This area is renowned for large prides of lions
, open savannah and plains teeming with game.
The south of Kafue National Park is made up of Kalahari Sandveld, Mopane forests and grasslands. The Lungu, Lufupa and Kafue Rivers
all attract an incredible diversity of wildlife. Along the Kafue River there is an abundance of game and birdlife, including 150 different mammals and an amazing 470 species of bird.
Kafue National Park
is not frequented by many first time visitors to Africa, as it is a bit like an undiscovered gem, but those that come here are impressed with the immense space and fantastic wildlife. This Zambia National Park is set to become the next big African safari destination
. Kafue gives you a real African wilderness experience and is the right Zambia safari destination if you want to get away from the crowds.
Zambia sits on a high plateau and has three main seasons, which range from hot and rainy, hot and dry and cool and dry. The best time to go to Kafue is during the dry season.
Cool and Dry:
May to September is pleasant with daytime temperatures in the region of 24°C (75°F), but it gets pretty cool at night at 8°C (46°F).
Hot and Dry:
By October and November the weather has warmed up to a delicious maximum of 35°C (95°F) with little humidity.
Hot and Wet:
Rain is expected from November to April and temperatures around 28°C (82°F), make it uncomfortably humid. Some roads become impassable and the lodges of Kafue close their doors until April.
Your Siyabona Africa Consultant
can advise you on the ideal time to travel to Kafue National Park for the best Zambia safari holiday.
Kafue National Park Safari Lodges
See a selection of Kafue National Park Safari Lodges in Zambia.