Kafue National ParkCovering some 22,500 square kilometres, Kafue is one of the world's largest parks and consists of woodland and wide grassy 'dambos' grazed by Defassa waterbuck, sable, hartebeest, blue wildebeest, Cape buffalo and Burchell's zebra. The vast Busanga Plain in the north is dominated by the Lufupa River system, which recedes in the dry season stranding large herds of hippos in shallow pools. This is one of Kafue's richest wildlife areas attracting a diverse range of antelope including thousands of red lechwe. The profusion of game in the park attracts lion, leopard and cheetah in good numbers. Kafue offers a traditional game-viewing adventure reminiscent of the times of the great African explorers. Nanzhila Plains, Southern Kafue MID OUR CHOICEThis is an intimate lodge comprising four spacious thatched cottages and a raised central boma overlooking a dambo frequented by wildlife. A highlight here is the chance to observe the area's strong populations of wild dog and cheetah, as well as all the other major predators. Konkamoya Lodge, Southern Kafue MIDKonkamoya is a small family-run safari lodge in the south of the park, consisting of just three chalets. The atmosphere is personal with walks, fl y-camping trips and canoeing all on offer.Wilderness Safaris HIGH Wilderness Safaris are now operating a family of properties in Kafue - Busanga Bush Camp, Kapinga Bush Camp, Shumba Bush Camp, Lufupa Tented Camp and Musanza. These bring with them the same exceptional quality of service and guiding that has made them famous elsewhere. All are located in superb wildlife areas, and we recommend a mixture of tented, bush and lodge accommodation to make the most of your visit to Kafue. Hippo Lodge, Northern Kafue MIDHippo Lodge is a small vintage-style stone camp with four private chalets and two safari tents, located on the bank of the Kafue River. Highlights here include extensive game-viewing by boat, foot or vehicle. and soaking in their nearby natural hot springs.Or visit us on the web www.wildlifeworldwide.com23AFRICA | ZAMBIASpecial occasion? Why not ask us for business class upgrades? We can offer competitive prices and it'd be a lovely start to your trip.
24Or visit us on the web www.wildlifeworldwide.comTalk to an expert 0845 130 6982KasankaKasanka is one of the smallest parks in Zambia and is unique by being privately run. The habitat is a varied mixture of miombo woodland, riverine forest, evergreen swamp forest and papyrus swamps. It also has lakes, lagoons, plains, dambos and marshes. The game concentrations are not high, but there are a number of specialist species here including sitatunga, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, sable, grysbok and blue monkey. The birdlife is exceptional with nearly 400 species having been recorded, including the rare Pel's fi shing owl, wattled crane and Ross' turaco.Wasa Camp MIDWasa is a small, rustic, but comfortable camp overlooking Lake Wasa and close to the sitatunga hide and mushitu (swamp) forest. There are eight chalets, three of which have en-suite facilities and private verandahs. The camp offers excellent walking trails, as well as safaris by canoe and four-wheel drive.BangweuluBangweulu is a vast watery wilderness about 55 kilometres north-east of Kasanka National Park. The endemic black lechwe congregate here in herds thousands strong. Elephant, tsessebe, reedbuck, oribi and sitatunga have also adapted to this area and can be found in good numbers, and the birdlife here is prolifi c. One of the magnifi cent rewards for visiting this area is the possibility of sighting the increasingly rare shoebill. Shoebill Camp MID This is the only camp in this remote and rarely-visited wildlife paradise. The camp sleeps 12, each twin-bedded tent having a private toilet and shower. Excursions are conducted on foot, by four-wheel drive and in boats around the swamps (subject to the very variable water conditions).