The Kafue Flats region of Zambia is one of the most exciting wetland destinations in the world. It is a protected conservationist area, the second largest national park in the world and perfectly positioned between the Lower Zambezi National Park and the Luangwa Valley in the central region of Zambia.
Visitors to the Kafue Flats region will delight in varied array of wildlife found here along with the distinct lack of other travellers – this is one of Zambia’s best-kept secrets. Herds of elephant, buffalo, zebra as well as prides of lion, cheetah and endangered wild dogs have made their home here amidst thousands of endemic lechwe (antelope) and the elusive sitatungu. Luxury accommodation is available in this magical destination in settings containing the unusual candelabra trees and forests of teak trees. Birders will delight in the more than 500 species found around the inland sea at the Itezhi Tezhi Dam and angers will revel in the abundance of fish species.
A mysterious destination populated with unusual animals and habitats; Kafue Flats is the discerning traveller’s dream African safari destination.
Highlights during a trip to Kafue Flats include:
- Watching the fleet-footed cheetah take down their prey
- Up-close encounters with tree-climbing lions
- Busanga Plains, wetlands and flood plains, home to an abundance of game
- Mingling with thousands of red lechwe as they wander the plains
Wilderness Shumba Camp
Wilderness Shumba Camp is set in the midst of a wildlife haven with large prides of lion and cheetah as well as herds of buck including the Puku and Oribi. There are superlative sweeping views over the plains from raised luxury safari tents and guests won’t even need to leave this exclusive camp for a rewarding game viewing experience as the camp is built close to a waterhole. The combination of luxury camping, gourmet meals, superlative accommodation and outstanding wildlife ensure an unforgettable experience.
Wilderness Busanga Plains
This classic Zambian camp is located in the heart of the African bush and offers rustic, exclusive accommodation in tented suites with open-air bathrooms, a comfortable dining and lounge area and an authentic African safari experience. Guests will spend their days tracking Africa’s Big Five and many more mammals and predators, and their nights in comfortable tented accommodation.