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Explore the beautiful Busanga plains and experience the great herds and expansive views of Busanga, with its rust red sunsets and prolific game.

Combine your encounter with a luxurious chalet on the banks of the Kafue River.

Not only does the river bring a tranquil, slow paced safari experience, but also give you a chance to enjoy our hospitality on a whole new level.

If you are looking for a natural, off-the-beaten-track and authentic sensation for your African trip, then this itinerary will no doubt deliver just that for you.

Good to know

  • Safari camp on the Lunga River
  • Game viewing in the famous Busanga Plains
  • Top-rated local safari specialists
  • Experienced guides and drivers

What's included

  • Included Accommodation
  • Included All meals
  • Included Guided excursions
  • Included Ground transfers
Days

10

Starting from

$3,990 pp

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Customize this trip
Destinations
Zambia
Activity
Safari, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks
Tour Type
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Physical Level
Mild

Journey highlights

Key moments and experiences on this trip

Game drive
Kafue National Park

Game drive

Busanga Plain is the leading game-viewing site, recognized for its incredible wildlife density. The park includes hippo, elephant, wild dog, buffalo, wildebeest, lechwe, roan, cheetah, and spectacular birdlife, including the unique Chaplin's barbet. With dramatic scenery and few other guests, this portion of the park provides wonderful photographic opportunities.

Kafue National Park

Walking safari

Our walking safaris usually take place in the Lunga Luswishi. This leisurely walk allows tourists to truly immerse themselves in the bush. We stop for a cup of tea along the way and then either return to the lodge for brunch or have a surprise feast in the bush.

River boat cruise
Kafue National Park

River boat cruise

During the beginning of the season, the Kafue River boat ride is primarily focused on birdlife and botany. However, during September and October, we can begin to see stunning mammal sightings. Many animals flock to the cold water to escape the heat of the day, including wild cats and elephants.

Bush biking
Kafue National Park

Bush biking

We frequently visit a hot spring where the bush is open. This terrain contains a vast dambo surrounded by miombo woodland, which makes for wonderful cycling territory. This activity is a great way for guests to indulge in a little physical activity – a welcome change from the sometimes-sedentary safari!

Detailed itinerary

What you'll see and do

This is a customisable trip

Use the following itinerary for inspiration. Remember: all days, hotels and activities can be altered to suit your requirements. A Absolute Zambia Safaris travel specialist will be happy to advise.

Arrive at Kafue River Lodge

When you arrive in Lusaka, at Kenneth Kaunda International airport, you will be welcomed by our representative. Then your adventure transfer to Kafue National Park begins.

You will depart for Kafue River Lodge through local village settlements, farms and the bush and you will be arriving at the lodge later in the afternoon, check in and relax.

Later you will have dinner and bed time at Kafue River Lodge.

Included meals: Dinner

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Kafue River Lodge

Kafue River Lodge

Kafue National Park

After breakfast you will have game viewing activities (available activities include game drives, a boat cruise, bush walks and bush bikes) before returning to the lodge for lunch and free time to relax. Later, you will go out for the afternoon game viewing activities and return to the lodge for dinner time at Kafue River lodge.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Kafue River Lodge

Kafue River Lodge

Busanga Plains

Your trip continues, to the famous Busanga Plains passing through the Kafue National Park giving you more chances of spotting some animals on your way.

The Busanga Plains are considered to be the best places for wildlife viewing in Kafue National Park. During the rainy season, the flat land is largely flooded. From June the water starts to dry up, making it an ideal habitat for large herds of antelopes, buffalos, elephants and many other animal species.

You will lunch enroute under a miombo tree, before arriving at camp. It is about eight hours through the National Park, but guides will keep an eye on the game, birds and anything of interest to the clients.

Check in and you will either relax and enjoy the view of the Busanga plains or go out for a short game drive before enjoying Sundowners then heading back to camp.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Featured Accommodation
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Kasonso Busanga

Kasonso Busanga

Busanga Plains in Kafue National Park

After breakfast depart for a morning game drive. The area is best known for its fantastic lion sightings, they roam the area, always looking for prey. The water, the fig trees and the flood plains also contribute to the fact that a great variety of birds can be found here.

You will return to the camp for lunch and free time to relax. Then afternoon tea/coffee follows, and after the afternoon game drive have dinner under the stars on the open plains at Kasonso Busanga.

Optional: if clients would like to spend much time on the plain, packed lunch can be arranged and you will only return back to the camp in the afternoon.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Kasonso Busanga

Kasonso Busanga

Explore the Lunga River

On this day you have tea/coffee and light breakfast in the morning, then depart Busanga Plains. You will head South to the Lunga River, towards the Lunga Kikuji Camp.

Now is the time to experience the unexplored Kafue, a new and exciting wilderness of Kafue National Park on the Lunga River. This amazing and simple bushcamp is located on the banks of the Lunga River in the northern parts of Kafue National Park giving you relaxation and enjoyment of absolute peace.

Check in, lunch and free time to relax, and afterwards you will have afternoon tea/coffee, just before you head out for the afternoon boat Cruise. Return to the camp, relax and later dinner & Overnight at Kikuji Camp.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Kikuji Camp

Kikuji Camp

Game Drive in Kafue National Park

Today, you will travel back to the Kafue River Lodge where your Safari adventure began, breakfast in the morning and then you will depart for a morning game drive arriving in time for lunch and then free time to relax.

Later in the afternoon, tea/coffee and you have a full range of safari activities to choose from that provide something for everyone. Then back to the lodge, freshen up and dinner is served followed by bed time.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Kafue River Lodge

Kafue River Lodge

Departure Day

Today is your last day of your amazing Safari, you will have breakfast and then your driver will transfer you back to Lusaka for your onward international connect or other arrangements.

Included meals: Breakfast

  • Kafue National Park

    Kafue National Park

    Kafue National Park is one of Zambia’s oldest — and largest — national parks...
  • Kafue National Park

    Kafue National Park

    Kafue National Park is one of Zambia’s oldest — and largest — national parks...
  • Kafue National Park

    Kafue National Park

    Kafue National Park is one of Zambia’s oldest — and largest — national parks...
  • Kafue National Park

    Kafue National Park

    Kafue National Park is one of Zambia’s oldest — and largest — national parks...
  • Kafue National Park

    Kafue National Park

    Kafue National Park is one of Zambia’s oldest — and largest — national parks...
  • Kafue National Park

    Kafue National Park

    Kafue National Park is one of Zambia’s oldest — and largest — national parks...
  • Lusaka

    Lusaka

    Sprawling Lusaka is Zambia’s capital and commercial centre...

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Where to stay

Some of our sample accommodation.

Nine nights in safari lodges with ensuite accommodation.

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Kikuji Camp

Kikuji Camp

Kikuji Camp is our most secluded and exciting new camp in the portfolio! Tucked away in the riverine vegetation on the banks of the Lunga River, this wilderness is waiting to be explored...

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Kasonso Busanga

Kasonso Busanga

Offering the best wildlife viewing in Kafue National Park, The Busanga Plains is undoubtedly the best place for wildlife viewing in Kafue National Park and Kasonso – our bushcamp – is located right in the heart of the prime game viewing area...

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Kafue River Lodge

Kafue River Lodge

Kafue River Lodge is your reward at the end of your journey into the North-Eastern Kafue...

Reviews

What people are saying about Absolute Zambia Safaris

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Nilima D
05/02/2020

My husband and I were on a 10-day trip to Zambia organized perfectly by Absolute Zambia Safaris.
We visited the lower Zambezi national park, South Luanga Park and Victoria Falls. The entire Iterinary along with flights and road transport whenever needed well planned as according to our requirement. Would recommend their guidance for anyone looking for a wonderful holiday in Zambia.

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Gary V
14/01/2020

Fantastic planning and arranging of this trip by Robert of Absolute Zambia Safaris — everything was perfect from start to finish. We were picked up on time for all activities, the hotel was great — good food, nice pool, wifi, etc and good location, the white water rafting was great, Angel Pool was very much enjoyed by everyone and the sunset cruise was almost empty — so we had the entire upper deck of the boat to ourselves. The food on the boat was tremendous, and the sunset magnificent. Everyone said this was possibly the best holiday ever. We are very grateful to Absolute Zambia whose flawless organising of all of this made it happen.

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Clare D
17/07/2019

Absolute Zambia Safaris organised a 2 week trip in Zambia for us — to South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi and Livingstone. We cannot thank them enough for their wonderful organisation, thoughtful communication and great value for money. This was our first visit to Africa and they made it a breeze, with excellent choices of accomodation, transport, and drivers etc. At all times we were well looked after and had absolutely no concerns regarding safety or anything else for that matter. Thanks so much Absolute Zambia, we will get back to you for our next holiday in Africa.

How to book

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Price guide

This itinerary would cost from $3,990 pp.

Pricing may vary by accommodation choice, group size and time of year.

What's included

Included Accommodation

Nine nights in safari lodges with ensuite accommodation.

Included All meals

All daily meals including afternoon tea or coffee.

Included Guided excursions

Two game viewing activities per full day with both water and land based activities available.

Included Ground transfers

All ground transfers including transfers to and from Lusaka at the start and end of your trip.

How to book

Flexible Booking Conditions

We want to give our guests absolute peace of mind when booking with us. We have adopted some of the most flexible booking conditions in the industry, covering late cancellations and last-minute postponements should your travel plans be disrupted by COVID-19 related issues.

All bookings can be re-booked like-for-like at no cost for new departure dates up to 15 months ahead. We can assist with private PCR testing as required for your return journeys.

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