Zambia : Kafue National Park
The Kafue is a huge, rarely visited park in western Zambia, which is only now properly opening up to tourism. It is a blissfully quiet and undiscovered wilderness area with a wide variety of central African mammal and bird species, many of which are not commonly seen further south. Although largely flat, the park has an interesting landscape of rivers, forests and plains. The Busanga Plains are renowned for their herds of hundreds of red lechwe attracting large numbers of lion and cheetah, and the central riverine areas with beautiful mature trees are home to elephant, leopard, kudu, puku, wild dog and hyena. It is an excellent area for walking and the birding is exceptional.
Lunga River Lodge is on the west bank of the pristine Lunga River in a remote corner of the north-eastern region of Kafue National Park. It has six really beautifully built chalets with en-suite bathrooms, and all with decks overlooking the river. Each one offers complete privacy and comfort. There is an elevated dining room that faces the African sunset and the bar is suspended on a deck over the Lunga River. There is a swimming pool, and activities include boating, walking and game drives. The river also provides excellent close bird watching and exciting fishing for pike and bream. A stay at Lunga combines really well with a few days at Busanga Bush Camp.
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Busanga Bush Camp offers the classic bush experience. Located on an island of fig and sausage trees in the heart of the Busanga floodplains, one of the best places to see lion in Africa, it is a simple bush camp with four well-appointed tents accommodating up to eight people. Each one has views of the floodplains and en-suite open air bathrooms. The lounge and bar area is under canvas with an uninterrupted view out over the plains. Most meals are served in the open air in the dining area, which is shaded by the canopy of a majestic tree and romantically lit by an unusual lantern chandelier hanging overhead. The camp is surrounded by wildlife and the activity is endless in the early season when the water levels are high. Activities include game drives, walking safaris and night drives and are the usual Wilderness Safaris high standard.