Kafue National Park


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The greatest diversity of wildlife of any national park in Africa!!

Written on: February 14, 2015   |   I visited in September 2012 Kafue National Park is the oldest and largest of Zambia's national parks and it still remains little-known and largely unexplored!! Kafue holds possibly the greatest diversity of wildlife of any national park in Africa, which makes this so exciting! Some animals you will see range from otters, water monitors, hippo, crocodiles, red lechwe and Cape buffalo. This is also an excellent fishing area for bream, pike and barbel and great for boating enthusiasts. Bird life here is prolific with Spur-winged geese, pelicans and flocks of open-billed storks, crowned cranes, saddle-billed storks and wattled cranes. The plains also have frequent sightings of lion, leopard and cheetah.
The grassy plains in this area are often 'mowed' by hippos. You will also see that elephant, buffalo, zebra and wildebeest frequent the dam in this location.
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Nov 18, 2015   |   Visited: Nov 2015.
Kafue NP - the biggest national park in Africa - is still a hidden gem. It's easily reached from Lusaka via the Mongu - Lusaka - Road or from Livingstone via Kalomo / Namwala. We just returned from the central part of the park. We stayed at Kasabushi Camp on the banks of the Kafue River. Very clean camp, easy to find and very friendly camp staff and owners.
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Sep 05, 2013   |   Visited: Oct 2013.
THE KAFUE is home to possibly the greatest diversity of wildlife species of any African National Park. It's unique blend of environments that include Miombo (Brachystegia) woodland dotted with the remains of oxbow lagoons that provide lush grazing, permanent river systems and the jewel in her crown the vast open Busanga Plains. The Kafue is simply vast and with few... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: May 05, 2013   |   Visited: Mar 2013.
The second largest park in Africa, Kafue National park gets its name from the Kafue River, which flows through it in the north. Poaching and neglect had left this park devoid of any wildlife just plain lush grassland, its been almost a decade since the Zambian Wildlife Authority took over and began a long and tedious process of restoration.
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