On arrival at Lusaka International airport you will be met immediately after the immigration desk and assisted with you luggage, you will then be introduced to the driver that will transfer you west out of Lusaka and to Ila Lodge, your first destination in the Kafue National Park. Depending on traffic as you leave town, the journey should take no longer than 3-4 hours’.
Ila Safari Lodge
Set on the East bank of the beautiful Kafue River, Ila Lodge will be your home for the next 3 nights. The large tents each offer river views and the camp is frequently visited by game so it is not unusual for guests to choose to miss a couple of activities in favour of relaxing in camp. When you do go on game activities you will be able to choose between walking, driving or boating, Ila Lodge also offer fishing and the Bream are abundant in this stretch of the river.
On your fourth day, you’ll be driven from Ila Lodge, north through the National Park to Musekese Camp.
Musekese Camp is set close to the Kafue River in the central part of the Northern sector of the Park. Greeted by the owners, Tyrone McKeith and Phil Jeffery, you’ll be treated to an experience you’ll never forget, while gaining new bush knowledge you can’t help but feel the infectious passion that your hosts have for the Kafue National Park.
Musekese Camp epitomizes what traditional Zambian safaris are all about. Activities are split between walking, boating and driving, there is also a hide on the opposite bank of the river overlooking a flooded dambo area which provides wonderful opportunities for those guests keen on photography.
On the sixth day, you will be driven further north and onto the Busanga Plains where you will be delivered to the luxurious Shumba Camp.
Shumba is one of the Wilderness Safaris’ premier camps and it offers as much luxury as you are going to find in the Kafue. Set on a pam island in the central part of the Busanga Plains, Shumba commands impressive views of the surrounding plains. The rooms are joined to each other by raised wooden walkways, so you quite literally don’t touch the ground when you are in and around the camp. The very spacious rooms have well designed sitting areas outside as well as inside / outside bathrooms.
Activities from this camp are predominantly in a vehicle because the plains are not so conducive to walking safaris.
On your final day, a short shuttle flight from Busanga will take you to Lusaka where you’ll be met and assisted with the check-in for your onward flight.