Visitors are met upon arrival by tourAfrika representative at O R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and assisted with check-in for an international flight to Lusaka, Zambia. On arrival in Lusaka visitors are chartered to Kafue National Park in north-western Zambia. Shumba Camp is situated in the northern region of the massive Kafue National Park, in the famed Busanga Plains area — considered one of Zambia’s most important wetlands, as well as a wildlife paradise with a wealth of plains game, predators and birds. Spacious and luxurious, the camp’s well-appointed tents boast spectacular views of the surrounding plains and feature a lovely ensuite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor showers. Stargaze after dinner tonight with the mysterious disharmony of the neighbouring wilderness providing the soundtrack.
Overnight: Shumba Camp
The next two days are devoted to safari activities in the Busanga Plains of Kafue National Park, including twice daily game drives in open-air safari vehicles.
Established in 1924, the Kafue covers some 22,400km2 (about the size of Wales, or Massachusetts) of very varied terrain, and is one of the world’s largest parks. Naturally, its geography varies considerably. For those looking for a longer trip in the Kafue, it can be fascinating to journey from the north of the park to the south (or vice versa). You can see the landscape transform from flat open grasslands to miombo woodland interspersed with huge granite hills. The permanent Kafue River also transforms as it makes its way through the park, starting as a wide sluggish channel in the north, and changing to rapids crashing around hundreds of granite boulders in the south before emptying into the man-made Lake Itezhi-Tezhi.
The Kafue safari area is famous for its predators, particularly the leopard. Mammals are well-represented in Kafue and include elephant, hippos, buffalo, sable, roan, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, puku, red lechwe in the Busanga Plains, lion, spotted hyena, and wild dog. The Kafue is a birders paradise. Thanks to the outstanding array of habitat types, the plethora of bird species the Kafue houses stands at over 500 recorded species, roughly as much as the whole of Europe. With too many to write here, some notable ticks in the Kafue are as follows: Pel’s Fishing Owl, Black-cheeked Lovebird, Chaplin’s Barbet (Zambia’s only endemic bird), Wattled and Crowned Crane, African Fin-foot, Bohm’s Bee-eaters, the list goes on… )
Overnight: Shumba Camp
Meals: Full Board
After breakfast, visitors take a chartered flight to Lusaka and upon arrival they fly out to Johannesburg and thus concluding your 5 Day Kafue Park safari expedition in Zambia.
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