Kafue National Park

Found in the centre of western Zambia, Kafue National Park is the oldest and largest of Zambia’s national parks. It covers a massive 22,400 km2.

First established as a National Park in the 1950’s by the legendary Norman Carr, Kafue is one of the largest national parks in the whole of Africa. Despite its size and prominent location only two hours drive from Livingstone, it remains little-known and largely unexplored with vast tracts of its virgin bush still untouched. Thanks to its size and variety of habitat types the Kafue holds a fantastic diversity of wildlife .


Kafue national park  like any other national park in Zambia  is well endowed with  wildlife species with very common sightings of antelope to mention lechwe, pukus small herds of the common zebras, another great sightings are those of the blue wildebeests that  show around the busanga plains in the month of June annually.During the dry season, when temperatures begin  going up, the northern part of kafue national park usually experiences influx  of  kudus, bushbucks, elands, reedbucks, duikers, greyboks and defassa water bucks. The   lions are also another sought  after inhabitants in kafue national park usaully found close to the herds of he  pukus and lechwes which serve as their  meals. There several prides much as  larger males are not common in the national park. The rivers at the  Kafue national park also serve as homes to large schools of hippopotamus  , crocodiles  among others. Kafue rivers also acts as  host for   several herds of elephants, leopards are also common in the forest areas which serve as their hiding points.cheetahs are also seen in  Kafue national park but seen in the northern  part of the park,  cape wild dogs and hyenas are also common in the park and frequently seen in the park.

Bird life

Kafue national park like any other  national park has  well distribution of the  bird life ranging from forest  birds,  water birds, savanna birds and migratory birds among others.  some of the most common birds species include ducks, guinea fowls, Pheasants, Grouse, Allies, flamingos, pigeons, doves,sand grouse,  bastards,  cuckoos, turacos among others.


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