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Camping in Kafue NP

Kwalata Safari - Southern Kafue Explorer features the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and the vast Kafue National Park. Mosi-oa-Tunya Naional Park is the only national park in Zambia that is home to Square-lipped Rhinoceros. The Kafue National Park is the biggest Zambian National Park with more than 500 bird species recorded and a number of iconic mammal species, including Sable and Roan antelopes.

Safari summary

Day

Accommodation

Destination

Board basis

Day 1 - 2

Kalahari Sand Ridge Inn or similar

Livingstone

2 x B, 2 x L, Dinner at own account

Day 3 - 4

Hippo Bay Camp or similar

Kafue NP

2 x B, 2 x L, 2 x D

Day 5 - 6

Kasabushi Camp or similar

Kafue NP

2 x B, 2 x L, 2 x D

Day 7

Wild Dogs Lodge or similar

Lusaka

1 x B, 1 x L, Dinner at own account

Day 8

End of Safari

 

 

Itineraries

Day 1

Livingstone

Upon arrival at Livingstone's "Harry Mwanga Nkumbula" International Airport (LVI) we welcome you and transfer you to the lodge where we do the final preparations for the Kwalata Safari - the Southern Kafue Explorer. Kwalata is the name for the roan and sable antelopes in the Lozi language. Accommodation in rooms.

Day 2

Mosi-oa-Tunya NP / Victoria Falls

Did you know that Livingstone's Mosi-oa-Tunya NP got Square-lipped Rhinos aka White Rhinos? In the morning when it is still cool we will head to the national park and go on a walking safari. This is our chance to see nature from the ground level, check for tracks, talk about plants and their use. The aim is to find some of the White Rhinos and see them from a close range. After this exhausting exercise we have a picnic by the river.
A visit to Livingstone isn't complete without seeing the Victoria Falls. To do this is the plan for the afternoon.
Accommodation is in rooms. Lunch and dinner is at own accounts.

Day 3-4

Southern Kafue National Park

We are leaving Livingstone, by the way Northern Rhodesia's first capital, northward and head back to the wild. The southern Kafue National Park is our target. Mopane and Teak woodlands, the Nanzhila Plains, Lake Itezhi-Tezhi. Let's look for Buffaloes and Elephants. Did you know that "Game Rangers International" operates Camp Phoenix in this part of the national park? This is the release facility for orphaned elephant babies. We will pay them a visit on Day 4 when it is feeding time for the young elephants. Accommodation is in our comfortable canvas tents.

Day 5-6

Central Kafue National Park

We move further north but still in Kafue National Park. This park is the largest and most biodiverse in Zambia. It's similar in size to Wales or Massachusetts. Since we are inside the national park we do a game drive all the way to the next camp. We cross numerous small creeks, drive over hills always on the lookout for animals and birds. Our camp is on the banks of the Kafue River and we will stay in our comfortable canvas tents. On Day 6 we will do some of the game drive loops.

Day 7

Lusaka

After our last breakfast in the wilderness, we will pack up everything. The drive out the Kafue National Park will be our last game drive on this safari. As soon as we reach the tarmac we will head east towards Lusaka. Our big circle around the western part of Zambia is complete. We will finish our Kwalata Safari - Southern Kafue Explorer in Lusaka. Accommodation will be in rooms.

Day 8

Departure

After a comfortable night at the lodge we will have the last breakfast together. Depending on your flight time we can do some sight-seeing in Lusaka or just spend time relaxing. We will transfer you to Lusaka "Kenneth Kaunda" International Airport (LUN) for your departure for your onward flight.

  • all accommodation
  • all transfers and activities as per itinerary unless marked optional
  • all meals that are indicated (B - breakfast, L -lunch, D - dinner) and tea/coffees
  • services of a Guide / Driver / Chef
  • all National Park fees and activities included on itinerary and transport in 4wd safari vehicle
  • Visa fees, tips, curios
  • Insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment, medical, baggage and emergency evacuation
  • Personal expenses (soft drinks, alcohol, bottled water)
  • Sleeping bag can be hired @ USD25
  1. :

    Finished a terrific​ tour through KAFUE NP as part of a group of four with Daniel this morning. The tour was well thought out, combining comfortable camping in the remote National Park where the wild life was plentiful and the 4 days of camping comfortable. Daniel was personable and extremely knowledgeable about the habitats, names and behaviours of the animals and birds encountered. The food was wholesome, varied and catered for our individual needs, or mine to be exact. Two game drives a day combined with Daniel’s expertise meant that we sighted a vast array of wild life that surpassed our expectations. A commendable tour I would highly recommend.

  2. :

    Had a fantastic tour with Daniel of Zamsato Tours. We are actually on our last day at Livingstone after a morning walking safari in Mosi Oa Tunga National Park and an afternoon walk on the tracks around the Victoria Falls. The highlight of our 8 day Kwalata Safari was the 4 days of camping at two sites in Kafue National Park, at Kasabushi Camp & Hippo Bay. Daniel’s expertise in guiding has made our trip (4 adults from Australia) truly memorable. He has extensive knowledge of the animal life we have observed, and not just the lion, elephant, wildebeest, impala, kudu, puku, rhinoceros that we saw, but also the numerous bird species. He is the guide, driver & chef providing us with basic but nutritious & plentiful food. But is his extensive knowledge of the Zambian environment that is his skill. We were usually alone in the sites that we visited as he explored the remote locations of central Kafue.
    We highly recommend using Zamsato Safaris.

  3. :

    Totally loved my Safari with Zamsato Ltd. As a single traveler its always difficult to go on these types of excursions on your own, but Daniel (owner of Zamsato) was a great guide and very easy to get along with. He took care of every detail of the safari and it was all meticulously planned. Daniel also has great knowledge of the habitat and wildlife ranging from the Elephants to the insects, and everything in between. I visited strait after the rains, so there was lush growth hiding the game, but Daniel still spots and points them out and he was far quicker with his camera than I was, so nothing was missed.

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    Wednesday
    27/04/2022
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    04/05/2022
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    18/05/2022
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    08/06/2022
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    29/06/2022
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