Introduction

KAFUE is a giant world-class National Park that deserves to be better known. My aim here is to provide first-hand, impartial information and latest updates to my book A Visitor’s Guide to Kafue National Park, Zambia, by Peter de Vere Moss, which I hope will help readers enjoy their visits and plan their journeys to and around the Park so that they get the most out of this very special place. A few more safari camps have been developed recently (see Accommodation News, Accommodation Map and Safaris pages), featuring new activities such as the “old style” classic walking safaris that take visitors on foot deep into virtually unexplored bush with professional guides, has added greatly to enjoyment for visitors. Canoeing, fishing, game viewing and birding are always rewarding and full of surprises.

A glance at the check lists of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and common trees at the back of the Visitor’s Guide, will give you an indication of how much wildlife is to be found there, rarely disturbed by man. Now that Proflight (01 July 2015) has included the Park on its routes to and from Lusaka and Livingstone (the Zambezi and Victoria Falls), a whole host of new circuits and itineraries are made possible in combination with the recent re-opening of the central Spinal Road. We will provide details of these as well as more insight into the amazing diversity of flora and fauna that find sanctuary in the tranquil, uncrowded Kafue ecosystem. Kafue is a wild, attractive and easily reached park offering opportunities for safaris to suit all tastes and budgets – time now to put Kafue National Park on your bucket list!

Note: Although the Park is fairly close to Lusaka and Victoria Falls it is always wise to plan your visits well in advance. Contact and Reservation for Lodges and Camps are provided on pages 61-64 of the Guidebook and on the Contact page of this site.

I first visited the Park in 1958 and have lived and worked there as a Game Ranger, Park Biologist, Management Planner and in recent times as Planning Consultant and Advisor. I am passionate about wildlife management, responsible tourism, sustainable community development in the surrounding 9 Game Management Areas and the entire future of this iconic national park.

Kafue rIver near Chunga_PDVM_

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