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'Miombo' Northern Kafue Safari

30 reviews

Tour Operator: Busanga Safaris

'Miombo' Zambia's Northern Kafue. Guided by the people who know it best

A small group escorted safari to Zambia's vast and largely unknown Kafue National park exclusively escorted by Tony McKeith of the Busanga Safaris. And including staying with Tyrone McKeith of J&M safaris / Musekese. This safari takes you under the skin of this incredibly diverse and interesting wilderness, home to possibly the largest diversity wildlife of any African national park. You will stay in three great camps each in a contrasting area and environments. From the banks of the wide clear Kafue River to the vast open Busanga plains. You will explore on walking safaris, game drives both during the day and in to the night on river safaris, and the unique chance to sit quietly in viewing blinds and let the game come to you. Your guides are wildlife experts for whom the Kafue is home.

Safari tour package: A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Prices and Dates: $5350 - $5800
Includes internal flights: Yes
Length of safari: 9 days
Best months: October
Countries visited ZambiaZambia
Parks visited Not specified
Activity level Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Night drive
  • Birding
  • Boating
* Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote. Request a quote
The Kafue is justifiably emerging as a key destination for a safari to Zambia. Home to possibly the most varied wildlife of any African Park and yet with still just a few safari camps. Seeing other visitors is rare and the feeling of having the bush to yourself is wonderful. Your safari will be escorted throughout by Tony McKeith the founder of Busanga safaris, who will help you get the most from your safari. Working in unison with local guides and trackers we will take you under the skin of this vast and beautiful area.
Your safari takes you on a journey exploring all the various habitat types that make up this vast wilderness. Uncovering the incredibly varied wildlife that exists here amongst the shady Miombo woodlands, on the seasonal oxbow lagoons (Dambos), along the clear waters of the Kafue River and it’s tributaries and on the breathtaking vastness of the Busanga Plains.
You will be on safari during a dry season, which started very early this year, making for a dramatic time to be in the Kafue, and we hope and expect that you will encounter many of the Kafue’s diverse antelope species which includes; Roan, Sable, Hartebeest, Wildebeest, Puku, Oribi and Red Lechwe to name just a few.
Predators are thriving, with a healthy population of Lions spread across the Kafue. Typical to the woodland habitat Leopards stalk the shadows. Cheetah are often seen. Serval are seen hunting especially on the plains and African Wild Cat, amongst many other smaller mammals.
Wild dogs are here and although they remain a hard spot, sightings increase as the dry season passes and our local knowledge increase your chances.
Birds are a big part of any safari and the Kafue has an impressive list which your guides will be able to identify. Spectacular flocks of Open Billed Storks swirl over the plains which are home to some rare and endemic species including Wattled Cranes and delightful Yellow and Rosy throated Longclaws.