Combining easily with a stay at Victoria Falls, this 13-day tour has a simple aim: to showcase the superb Kafue National Park. One of Zambia’s largest conservation areas, Kafue is home to some of the most spectacular wildlife in the country – elephant, buffalo, hippo plus all the big predators like lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and wild dog – and has a bird count of nearly 500 species, twice that of Britain. Yet it is also one of the least-visited reserves, giving you great game sightings and amazing panoramas with barely another vehicle – if any – in sight. Safari lovers, experienced travellers and keen wildlife photographers will relish have massive tracts of Kafue virtually all to themselves. And because they are not in constant contact with humans and vehicles, the animals of Kafue retain their ‘wild’ streak, giving you exceptional experiences.
The itinerary is an intuitive one, taking advantage of great accommodation in different ecosystems – savannah, riverside and wetland – to produce a stunning mix of biodiversity. And as well as enjoying the comfort of en suite accommodation at the established camps, there are also three nights ‘under canvas’ on a mobile safari to look forward to, giving you a chance to relive the golden days camping out in the wild with a hot-water bucket shower and dinner under the stars.
Operating in the June-October dry season for maximum comfort and reward, it is a wildlife-focused tour and will suit photographers, repeat safari-goers and nature lovers as well as discerning travellers and adventurous honeymooners. The accommodation, standard of service and cuisine are excellent and the guides are some of the best in the business.