Kafue's Rivers and Plains
Africa
Countries Visted: Zambia
8 days / Trip Code: ZAM100
$4225.00 (double / per person)



Trip Overview:
>Days 1, 2 & 3: Air charter from Lusaka or Livingstone to Lufupa Bush Camp, Central Kafue
>Days 4 & 5: Drive to Musanza Tented Camp, North Western Kafue
>Days 6 & 7: Drive to Busanga Bush Camp, Busanga Plains, North Western Kafue
>Day 8: Helicopter transfer to Busanga Airstrip then air charter to Lusaka or Livingstone

This Adventure Includes:
>All Lodging and taxes as described
>Transfers - airport and lodging as described
>Meals as Noted

This Adventure Does Not Include:
>International Airfare and taxes
>Domestic Airfare and taxes if required
>Meals if otherwise not noted
>Additional hotel charges, tips and alcoholic beverages

Service Level:
Exclusive Luxury (The Exclusive Luxury Level features 4 star + accommodations. Some lodges may be remote and do provide the same level of service. Local cuisine meals provide if noted.)

Physical Demand Rating:
2 (Easy)

Departure Info:


Additional Trip Notes:
>Explore the vast and unexplored Kafue National Park, one of Africa's largest and oldest wildlife reserves.
>This Exploration uncovers the Kafue River and one of its arteries, the Lufupa River, as well as the unique Busanga Plains and the Ntemwa area, a unique eco-tone region between the Busanga Plains and the mixed miombo woodland.
>Experienced, knowledgeable and passionate guide travels with the guests throughout.
>The diversity of the habitats explored ensures excellent all-round game and bird viewing with some unique specials.
>Activities are varied, from birding to walking, fishing, boating, full-day picnics on the Busanga Plains, as well as both day and night game drives.

Adventure Type:
Eco Adventure, Wildlife Safari

Budget: $2501 ~ $5000

Days: 8

Day 1-3:
Lufupa Bush Camp
Upon arrival at Lusaka airport you are met by a representative of Sefofane Air Charters who will transfer you by light aircraft to Kafue National Park (flight time is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes). Your guide will meet you at the airstrip in Kafue and game drive transfer the group to Lufupa Bush Camp, on the banks of the Kafue River (a large tributary of the Zambezi River). This transfer is approximately two hours, and en route we may encounter eland, roan and sable, to name a few. Lufupa Bush Camp is situated in the centre of the northern sector of the 22 500km2 Kafue National Park, not far downstream of the confluence of the Lufupa and Kafue rivers. Accommodation is in four traditional thatch and brick chalets with en-suite facilities and veranda out front overlooking the river. Meals are served in the main area situated on the river and overlooking the Kafwala Rapids. The area around Lufupa Bush Camp is private and seldom will other vehicles be encountered. A combination of dambo areas (seasonally filled grassy depressions that dry out in the period this safari operates), riverine, floodplain grassland and woodland areas make this a diverse game location with a range of habitats. There are resident prides of lion and leopard is frequently seen. Wild dogs are occasionally sighted. Hippos are always out in front of the camp frolicking in the cool waters of the Kafue River. There is also a wide variety of plains game ranging from zebra, buffalo, roan, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, sable, kudu and impala to the diminutive oribi. Elephant are also often seen roaming through the concession.

Day 4-5
Busanga floodplain
Depart Lufupa for an early morning game / transfer drive to Musanza Tented Camp. Musanza Tented Camp is located deep inside the wildlife haven of the Busanga Plains of Kafue National Park. Accommodation consists of six well-appointed tents with wall-to-wall views of the spectacular Lufupa River. The main dining and bar area are tented and situated under a majestic canopy of trees. The simple bush style of this camp creates the perfect atmosphere to enjoy dinner under a canopy of stars around a campfire. Discoverer-styled camps aim to bring the guest closer to nature, by means of a lively campfire and hurricane lanterns. Wide-ranging activities complement the comfort and added luxury of the lodges visited. Musanza Tented Camp is specifically outfitted to ensure that traditional camping feel with a clear emphasis on necessary and stylish comfortable interiors, creating a peerless wilderness experience. This camp is located in a slightly wooded belt just south of the Busanga Plains, thus allowing us to explore the southern section of the breathtaking Busanga Plains as well as the productive woodland and grassland further afield. The area's most dominant antelope species include red lechwe and puku, while buffalo, bushbuck, kudu, oribi, reedbuck, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, sable and roan are also often viewed. There are also hippo and crocodile; with predators such as lion, cheetah and spotted hyaena (with wild dogs less often) being seen. Leopard can also be spotted along the wooded tree-lines fringing the plains (this has proven to be a very good location for spotting this elusive species), as well as elephant.

Day 6-7:
Northern Kafue
After an early breakfast, we depart for an early morning game drive / transfer to Busanga Bush Camp which is located in the heart of the Busanga Plains. The Busanga Plains cover an area of approximately 290 sq miles and Busanga Bush Camp is located in the centre of this wildlife paradise. The Plains are home to hundreds of red lechwe, ubiquitous puku, stately roan and oribi, as well as Lichtenstein's hartebeest, herds of wildebeest, zebra and buffalo - altogether making for a full set of antelope. This wealth of game on the plains is also a big attraction for predators, including wild dog, cheetah and prides of lion. For those interested in birding, the park boasts 491 species, including endemics such as Chaplin's Barbet. Even for non-bird fanatics, large flocks of pelicans, circling flocks of the large black open-billed stork, crowned crane and wattled crane in the plains at certain times of the year are sure to impress and provide a spectacle well worthy of fond memories. This itinerary specifically goes to two locations within or near the Busanga Plains, allowing for in-depth exploration of this phenomenal ecosystem. Busanga Bush Camp in the north-western section of the Busanga is about as 'wild' as you can get in today's world: an unfenced mosaic of expansive grassy seasonal floodplains and "dambos" (open grassy areas that sometimes will fill up with rainwater). This camp is perfectly situated for some of the best lion viewing in Africa. It caters for 8 guests in 4 well-appointed rooms built of reed and canvas with wall-to-wall views of the spectacular wildlife that frequents the plain in front of the camp. Activities include game drives and night drives, led by qualified guides who are extremely knowledgeable about the area and its wildlife.

Day 8:
Depart Kafue National Park
After an early breakfast, depart by helicopter from Busanga Bush Camp to Busanga airstrip, from there light aircraft transfer to Lusaka Airport, where the safari ends.

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