Kafue Park & Busanga Plains

Kafue Park  & Busanga Plains, photo by Wikimedia Commons
Kafue Park & Busanga Plains (photo by Wikimedia Commons)
 

Kafue National Park is in the Kafue River Basin of western Zambia.

The park is known for the Zambezian flooded grasslands ecoregion in the north, including the Busanga Plains.

These vast wetlands support large herds of herbivores and their predators. In the dry season, the animals keep close to the swamps and marshy creeks and are easily seen. The area is also noted for its birdlife.

The main access is via the Great West Road from Lusaka to Monguwhich crosses the park north of its centre. Seasonal dirt roads also link from Kalomo and Namwala in the south and southeast, and Kasempa in the north.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Marsy Lodge

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Zuus Lodge & Tours

Featuring free WiFi and air conditioning, Zuus Lodge & Tours is situated in Kalomo. Free private parking is available on site. All units have a satellite TV. A fridge and kettle are also offered. Bed linen is available. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$35

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Yesako Inn

Yesako Inn offers accommodation in Kalomo. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms have a TV. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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EnM Lodge

Featuring air conditioning, EnM Lodge offers accommodation in Kalomo. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation comes with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. A fridge and kettle are also provided. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

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Konkamoya Lodge

Situated in the Southern Kafue National Park, Konkamoya Lodge is nestled on the banks of the Itezhi Tezhi Lake. The lodge offers tented accommodation, guided safaris in open vehicles and walking safaris with packed lunches. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$400

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Yesako Inn

Yesako Inn

Yesako Inn offers accommodation in Kalomo. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms have a TV. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20

$20-
Marsy Lodge

Marsy Lodge

Marsy Lodge offers accommodation in Kalomo. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$25

$25-
Pazuri Executive Lodge

Pazuri Executive Lodge

Pazuri Executive Lodge offers accommodation in Kalomo. Free private parking is available on site. All units include a TV. Bed linen is offered. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$25

$25-
Kalomo Hotel

Kalomo Hotel

Kalomo Hotel offers accommodation in Kalomo. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

$30-
EnM Lodge

EnM Lodge

Featuring air conditioning, EnM Lodge offers accommodation in Kalomo. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation comes with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. A fridge and kettle are also provided. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

$30-
Zuus Lodge & Tours

Zuus Lodge & Tours

Featuring free WiFi and air conditioning, Zuus Lodge & Tours is situated in Kalomo. Free private parking is available on site. All units have a satellite TV. A fridge and kettle are also offered. Bed linen is available. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$35

$35-
Konkamoya Lodge

Konkamoya Lodge

Situated in the Southern Kafue National Park, Konkamoya Lodge is nestled on the banks of the Itezhi Tezhi Lake. The lodge offers tented accommodation, guided safaris in open vehicles and walking safaris with packed lunches. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$400

$400-

Highlights:

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Natural
Tropical Forests
Most of the park lies in the Central Zambezian Miombo woodlands ecoregion characterized by savanna grasslands, with Miombo tree species growing thickly in some patches. These include small dambos (grasslands which become marshy in the rainy season). In the south there are stony hills and rocky outcrops where the sparser Zambezian and Mopane woodlands ecoregion takes over, and Mopane trees adapted to hotter drier conditions replace Miombo. A thin belt of evergreen forest lines the banks of the Kafue River.
Wildlife and Plants
Kafue is extremely rich in animal life. Most common are early morning and late afternoon/early evening guided tours to areas with an abundance of wildlife.

Hippos abound in the rivers with good sightings of huge crocodiles.

Hoofed animals include Puku, Kudu, Red Lechwe, Impala, Waterbuck, Bushbuck, Oribi, Blue Duiker, Burchells Zebra and many others

Other common land animals are Elephants, Warthogs, Mongooses, Nile Monitor Lizards, Porcupine, Cerval, Civet, Terrapin, Vervet Monkeys and Bush Babies as well as Cape Buffalo, Blue Wildebeest, Lion and Leopard.

The park, including its water areas, are home to many species of birds, large and small.
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