River Scene, Kafue Horse Safari, Zambia

Kafue National Park

Kafue is one of the world's largest parks, covering some 22,500 square kilometres, and consists of woodland and wide grassy 'dambos' grazed by Defassa waterbuck, sable, hartebeest, blue wildebeest, Cape buffalo and Burchell's zebra. The vast Busanga Plain in the north is dominated by the Lufupa River system, which recedes in the dry season stranding large herds of hippos in shallow pools. This is one of Kafue's richest wildlife areas attracting a diverse range of antelope including thousands of red lechwe. The profusion of game in the park attracts lion, leopard and cheetah in good numbers. Kafue offers a traditional game-viewing adventure reminiscent of the times of the great African explorers.