Wild Kafue 4 Day/3 Night Safari

4 Days

Includes all park fees, game drives, walking safari, camping accommodation, all meals/drinks/snacks, transportation, experienced and qualified guides.

Wild Kafue Safari with Bongwe Safaris

The Kafue National park is Africa’s hidden safari gem. Whilst it seems strange to use the word “hidden” considering its vast size (22,400 square km), it remains off the radar for many safari enthusiasts who end up being drawn into the likes of Kruger, Luangwa and the Serengeti.

First established as a National Park in the 1950’s, it remains little-known and largely unexplored with huge areas of virgin bush relatively untouched.

Wild Kafue Safari with Bongwe Safaris
Wild Kafue Safari with Bongwe Safaris

For many years the Kafue has taken a back seat to the likes of the Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park and the Lower Zambezi. And whilst those two locations have grown in popularity, the Kafue has quietly remained untouched by tourism. This posed a problem for several years as poaching was rife, deforestation ran amok and the local wildlife suffered from the pressures imposed by human encroachment.

Wild Kafue Safari with Bongwe Safaris
Wild Kafue Safari with Bongwe Safaris

Over the past few years things have vastly improved. With tourism on the increase and safari camps and lodges springing up around the park, the income generated has ensured that protection has increased and the wildlife has begun to flourish.

Having said that, the Kafue is still one the last remaining safari destinations in Africa where you can go the whole day without seeing another vehicle. It is because of this that this hidden gem is proving to be the last truly wild adventure available in Africa.

Look out for lion and leopard and, if you are lucky you may spot the elusive cheetah – the only place in Zambia where you will see cheetah. The usual suspects such as elephant, bufallo and hippo are often seen throughout the trip. For birders there are over 400 species to look out for including the majestic fish eagle. Unfortunately, the only big-five animal you won’t see is the rhino which no longer roams the Kafue national park. But you can always see the rhino with a Bongwe Safaris game drive/walking safari in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Livingstone either before or after your Kafue adventure.

The Kafue National park is practically on Livingstone’s doorstep being only a 2 hour drive away. As the only operator running trips into Kafue from Livingstone, you are guaranteed to enjoy absolute solitude from any other tourists other than your fellow adventurers.

Wild Kafue Safari with Bongwe Safaris
Wild Kafue Safari with Bongwe Safaris
Wild Kafue Safari with Bongwe Safaris
Wild Kafue Safari with Bongwe Safaris

Your accommodation will be rustic and you will be camping in the middle of the bush. Your meals will be cooked on a fire and your cell phones, tablets and laptops will remain unconnected to the world at large. If you are looking for some peace and quiet then you cannot go wrong with a few days of Kafue solitude.

You may be thinking that all sounds a little bit too dangerous. In fact you are 100% safe with qualified guides and an armed wildlife scout as part of your trip. There is also a satellite phone which can be used in the unlikely event that something goes wrong. A fully kitted out first aid box is carried on every trip and your guides are trained in first aid and first response.

Whilst you will be camping there are ablutions and functioning toilets at the camp site.

Wild Kafue Safari with Bongwe Safaris
Wild Kafue Safari with Bongwe Safaris

This suggested itinerary is a guide only – The trip can always be tailored to suit your needs and our day-to-day plans will vary in order to maximise wildlife sightings. For example, we may decide we want to follow a pride of lion that we saw the day before that may require an earlier start than advertised. Or, maybe you would prefer to stay in bed a little longer on the final day. Perhaps you would prefer more walking than game drives? No problem. The aim is to ensure that you have the best safari experience possible.

The safari operates out of Livingstone, and offers transport to and from Livingstone as part of the trip, although alternative arrangements can be made by special agreement. One of the more common alternatives is to utilise this safari as a way of a transfer between Livingstone and Lusaka. Rather than taking a bus or a flight, why not spend a few days getting from A to B and immersing yourself in a truly wild Kafue experience along the way? Please contact us for more information.

Please contact us for availability and booking using the form below:

    A Bongwe Safari is not just a safari, it is an experience to remember.

    Day 1 :

    <p>Depart Livingstone 09.00 am for Kafue National Park. Travel through rural Zambia, picnic lunch en route. Enter Kafue. Game view to camp. Brief rest and snacks in camp prior to afternoon game drive around Nanzila camp. </p>

    Day 2 :

    <p>Early morning tea coffee and snacks before game drive in Nanzhila area return to camp for hearty breakfast. Head north game viewing along the way. Visit to the Elephant Orphanage for a 2 hour tour - a highlight for many and showcasing the vital animal welfare work undertaken by this project. We will also have our mid day picnic at this time. Depart elephant orphanage and game drive to our next camp on the shores of Lake Itech-itechi where a delicious evening meal has bean prepared.</p>

    Day 3 :

    <p>Another early morning with tea coffee and snacks before heading out to explore the surrounding area or optional walking safari.returning to camp for breakfast ,then head south game viewing our way towards Nanzila camp another great picnic style lunch and time to relax before heading of on an evening drive when we will stop for a sundowner drink before spotlighting back to camp search for elusive nocturnal animals.another great meal awaits.</p>

    Day 4 :

    <p>Time to head home. Early morning tea and coffee with hot bacon and egg rolls before our last game drive and return to Livingstone stopping en route for our last picnic arrive Livingstone 14:00 hrs where you will have earned a few drinks and maybe a relax by the pool. </p>


    • All park fees, game drives, walking safari, camping accommodation, all meals/drinks/snacks, transportation, experienced and qualified guides

    Not Included

    • Livingstone accommodation (see our accommodation options to stay at our camp or guest house), flights to/from Livingstone.
    What accessories should I bring?

    We recommend bringing a camera, some binoculars and a good hat to keep the sun off your head. Also some high factor sun cream. Insect repellent. Sunglasses.

    What clothing should I bring

    Whilst there isn’t really any strict rules with regards to attire, you should avoid wearing anything too bright. Whilst you don’t have to wear khaki colours, anything neutral in colour will be fine. Shorts and t-shirts are fine as are skirts and dresses. In the winter months we highly recommend a good jumper (jersey/sweatshirt), socks and long trousers to keep the early morning/evening chills at bay. Please ensure you have enough clothes for the duration of the trip.

    Should i bring any snacks/drinks.

    No, you do not need to bring anything. We provide all meals, drinks and snacks. However, feel free to bring along any additional food/drink that may not be part of our menu.

    Do I need medical insurance?

    Yes. All clients should have sufficient medical insurance to cover themselves in the unlikely event that they need to be emergency evacuated. They should also have cover for general outpatient and inpatient treatments in hospital. Most medical insurance covers this. If you paid for your holiday on credit card, your card provider may provide medical cover by default.

    What are we likely to see?

    Nothing is guaranteed in the African bush, but what we see most of are lion, elephant, bufallo, giraffe, hippo, crocodile, zebra, warthog, various antelope, fish eagle and a plethora of bird life. More elusive but definitely possible to see on any trip is cheetah, leopard, honey badger, wild dog.

    Is it dangerous?

    It would be remiss of us to say it is perfectly safe. However, there is very little risk of injury during a safari. Our vehicles are designed specifically for safari game drives and are safe. Our guides are professional and have been doing it for many years so they know what to approach and when. In over ten years of operation we have had zero incidents. Having said that, a fully kitted out first aid kit accompanies every trip and all guides are trained in first aid. There is also a satellite phone available to contact civilization in the unlikely event we need to.

    You can send your enquiry via the form below.

    Wild Kafue 4 Day/3 Night Safari
    • You will be picked up and dropped off at your Livingstone accommodation. Please see pick up times. Transfers between the starting point and your accommodation vary between 10 and 20 minutes depending on where you are located within Livingstone.
    • Maximum group size is 10 people. Please contact us if you have a larger group.
    • 4 Days/3 Nights
    • Lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, hippo, crocodile, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, warthog, eland, roan, sable, impala, puku, kudu, fish eagle, vultures, kingfishers plus hundreds of other bird species.
    • All park fees, game drives, walking safari, camping accommodation, all meals/drinks/snacks, transportation, experienced and qualified guides.
    • Livingstone accommodation, flights to/from Livingstone
    • The Wild Kafue experience comes with public liability and emergency medical cover. However, all clients should have their own medical cover should anything, in the unlikely event, go wrong.
    • Minimum 12 years old.

    Payments Accepted