10 Days Kafue National Park Adventure Safari

Southern Dynasty Safaris
A 9 Night Safari Combining 3 Different Areas Of The Kafue National Park The Kafue Adventure Safari safari allows you to experience 3 of the most complimentary camps and regions of Kafue National Park in Zambia. The Kafue Adventure Safari offers the wide open spaces and game drive/safari walk focus of Nanzhila Plains with the stunning river side location and river activities of Mawimbi Bush Camp. 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!
Private Tour
Trekking in Nature
Wildlife Viewing
Kafue national park, Zambia
10 days

What we'll do

Day 1 - 4: Arrival - Plains Camp

Your safari can begin by road or air charter from either Lusaka OR Livingstone driving into the Kafue.

Assuming you depart from Livingstone, your first 3 nights will be at Nanzhila Plains in the Southern part of the park.

The closest true safari destination to Victoria Falls Nanzhila Plains Camp is an intimate owner-managed lodge situated on the edge of the a dambo in the southern section of Kafue National Park.

It has 3 en-suite safari tents and 3 en-suite chalets all of which have beautiful views of the dambo and the gauzed windows allowing all the wonderful sounds of the African night to reach you clearly!

Day 4 - 7: Lake Camp

After 3 nights at Plains Camp, you will be transferred to Nanzhila Lake Camp on the shoreline of Lake Itezhi-tezhi for a 3 night stay at the secluded Lake Camp.

Explore the shorelines of Lake Itezhi-tezhi Lake Camp has 3 uniquely design tented chalets looking over the Musa River and Lake Itezhi-tezhi shoreline. The focus of Lake Camp is exploring the Southern Kafue wildlife that is found around Lake Itezhi-tezhi.

Here, the mega herbivores like elephant, buffalo and hippo are more common than down on the Plains and so the incredible diversity and variety that Nanzhila is known for delivering simply gets broader with the addition of Lake Camp.

In addition to the variety of species, the open floodplains and shorelines around the edges of Lake Itezhi-tezhi make for a stunning wildlife experience.

Day 7 - 10: Mawimbi Bush Camp

Your final 3 nights are on the Kafue River at Mawimbi Bush Camp enjoying the river based canoeing and game viewing on offer.

A tented bush camp on the Kafue River

Mawimbi Bush Camp is situated on the riverbank of the beautiful Kafue River in the Kafue National Park in west Zambia. There are four large luxury tents, all with a private en-suite bathroom. Each tent has a comprehensive mosquito protective netting with a covered veranda overlooking the river for perfect game viewing and relaxing.

The main activities offered are canoeing, game walks and game drives through an amazing variety of habitats and breathtaking scenery. You choose if you want a fast and exciting adventure, or a lazy and leisurely experience.

On your final day, you will be transferred back to Lusaka in time for your departure flight.

Please note – this entire itinerary can be done in reverse order.

Where we'll go


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Meeting point

We pick up all guests from either Kenneth kaunda International Airport in Lusaka or Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone depending on the guest's international flight route.

Good to know

Good to know

Kafue National Park is one of Africa’s most unique wildernesses. It is one of the biggest National Parks on the continent, and its vast size includes a variety of different wildlife habitats to be explored. One of Africa’s best kept secrets, the park has evaded mass tourism and been left untouched and unspoiled, as it should be.

This allows guests to experience excellent game viewing with a rich diversity of wildlife, stunning landscapes and uninterrupted interactions with nature. The park is named after the mighty Kafue River that meanders through it for 250km. It enters the park in the North-East and forms beautiful Lake Itezhi-Tezhi in the south, a natural draw for large herds of antelope and elephant. Other well-known rivers which run through the park are the Lunga and Lufupa Rivers, both feeder tributaries to the Kafue River. The intricate water systems and lake dominate the landscape in the North and East sections of the park where the majority of the safari camps are located.

Kafue National Park is Zambia’s biggest and most established National Park and is easily accessed from both Lusaka and Livingstone, only a 3 to 4 hour drive away. There are also a number of airstrips, including Mukambi’s newly built airstrip, just 5 minutes downstream from the lode, making the park a good option for safari charters.


Kafue River Activities: Mawimbi is situated on the riverbank of the beautiful Kafue River and is the perfect destination for water activities, bird watching and photographic opportunities.

A Diverse Range of Wildilfe: Most clients visiting Nanzhila will see at least 12 different antelope species with a good chance of adding lion, elephant, cheetah and wild dog to their sightings.

Authentic Bush Experience: When staying at either of the three camps, don’t be surprised to hear buck crunching twigs underfoot, or the ripping sound of branches as elephants strip the trees close by.

What is included?

  • 9 nights accommodation
  • All Meals
  • National park Fees
  • Twice Scheduled safari activities per day
  • Local Drinks
  • In land Road Transfers

What is not included?

  • Items of personal nature such as passport and Visa
  • Flights
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Sunscreen
  • Hiking shows
  • Dull coloured clothes

Cancellation and refund

The booking fee ($45.00 p.p. included in the displayed price) is non-refundable if you cancel your booking. If a local cancels a booking or does not show up at the agreed time and place, you receive a full refund of the booking fee.

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