Zambia - Kafue National Park

The size of Wales. Kafue National Park is the largest national park in Africa.
Covering a staggering 22,400 sq km, Kafue offers sensational wildlife viewing and incredible species diversity. With only two safari operators in the whole Park, you have a whole kingdom for your pleasure.

The Park is home to over 55 mammal species including 20 antelope and cat species as well as 461 bird species. The habitat ranges from Miombo woodland to riverine forest, dambos, swamp and the vast open savannahs of the Busanga Plains.

The lush grasslands are grazed by herds of red lechwe in their thousands whilst puku, reed buck, sable and roan antelope, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, Defass waterbuck, buffalo, bushbuck, serval, lion and elephant are all common. There are also regular sightings of leopard and cheetah and occasionally wild dog, pangolin and aardvark can be spotted.

This park is also a paradise for ornithologists as, amazingly, 360 of the 491 species of birds listed for the Park can be seen regularly by visitors. Special sightings include: African finfoot, Bohm's bee-eater, half-collared kingfisher, black-backed barbet, sooty chat, lesser jacana, Lady Ross's and Shallow's louries, wattled crane, Lanner falcon, Fulleborn's and rosy throated longclaws, long-toed plover, black egret, squacco herons and very large flocks of open-billed and yellow-billed storks.