A 7 day safari exploring the Southern and Central Kafue National Park with 3 night stays at both Nanzhila Plains and Kaingu Safari Lodge.

Brief Safari Overview

Duration: 6 nights |   Dates: 15 May - 15 November | Group size: 2 - 12 ppl

This safari allows you to experience 2 of the most complimentary camps and regions of Kafue National Park in Zambia. Beginning in Livingstone and ending in Lusaka (or vice versa), the Classic Kafue package offers the wide open spaces and game drive/safari walk focus of Nanzhila Plains with the stunning river side location and river activities of Kaingu Safari Lodge. This gives you both land and water based activities and a myriad of different wildlife and birding species to discover - it really is the best of both worlds!

Day 1 - 4 | 3 nights

Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp, Southern Kafue

The Classic Kafue package begins in Livingstone with a 3 hour road transfer to Dundumwezi Gate where you will be met by the Nanzhila Plains safari team. Enjoy a game drive into camp and settle into the beautiful rooms with views over the dambo to enjoy a 3 night stay. Nanzhila is the closest true safari destination in Zambia to the Victoria Falls and enjoys nearly 3000 sqkm to itself. An incredible variety of wildlife and birding species as well as a quite magnificent location overlooking the dambo make Nanzhila one of the most memorable safari camps in Zambia.

Day 4 - 7 | 3 nights

Kaingu River Lodge, Kafue River

After a hearty breakfast, we will head out over the plains and through the Ngoma Forest towards Lake Itezhi-tezhi (there is also the option of stopping to visit the Elephant Orphanage) before arriving at the ITT shoreline. Stopping at an appropriate shady spot, we will enjoy a picnic lunch watching the antics of the wildlife around the lake before meeting the team from Kaingu. Kaingu is magnificently situated in the riparian woodland on the banks of the Kafue River with stunning views. African finfoot, hippo and a wide variety of birdlife are on constant display and river based boat cruises and canoeing is a must on this portion of the Kafue River. Kaingu also conducts game drives in a stunning section of the Kafue National Park.

Travel Logistics

Livingstone – Nanzhila Plains: The Classic Kafue package begins in Livingstone with a 3 hour road transfer to Dundumwezi Gate where you will be met by the Nanzhila Plains safari team.

Nanzhila Plains- Kaingu Safari Lodge: After a hearty breakfast, we will head out over the plains and through the Ngoma Forest towards Lake Itezhi-tezhi (there is also the option of stopping to visit the Elephant Orphanage) before arriving at the ITT shoreline. Stopping at an appropriate shady spot, we will enjoy a picnic lunch watching the antics of the wildlife around the lake before meeting the team from Kaingu.

Kaingu Safari Lodge – Lusaka: Following checkout on Day 7, you will have an hour drive through the park before finishing your package with a further 3.5 hour drive to Lusaka.

TO NOTE: This ‘Classic Kafue’ safari can also be done in the reverse order (Lusaka – Kaingu – Nanzhila – Livingstone)

Total Length: 6 nights, 7 days

USD 2910.00 per person sharing
  • Includes:
  • ● 6 nights accommodation ● All meals and local drinks ● Game drives and bush walks (at Nanzhila) ● Boat cruises, canoeing and fishing (at Kaingu) ● Laundry ● Park fees and bed levies
  • Road and Flight transfers between: ● Livingstone CBD/Airport to NanzhilaPlains ● Nanzhila Plains to Lake Itezhi-tezhi ● Lake Itezhi-tezhi to Kaingu ● Kaingu to Lusaka.
  • Excludes:
  • ● Premium brand drinks, gratuities. ● Angling fees (at Kaingu). ● Items and services of a personal nature and VISA fees.
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