Found in the center of western Zambia, Kafue National Park is the oldest and largest of Zambia’s national parks. It covers a massive 22,400 km2. Located 2 hours from Livingston this makes the reserve very accessible but yet it is wild with little tourists. From Lusaka it is a 250km drive.
Weather Guide and when to go:
December, January, February and March - This is the rainy season, roads are flooded, rivers rise and most of the time lodges and campsites close. The ones that remain open offer great rates. The thunderstorms are spectacular with afternoon showers.
April - The roads dry up, making it easier to travel around. The air is cooler with a sense of Winter on the way.
May, June, July, August - This is the best time to travel to Kafue National Park. The bush is not as dense, animals congregate where there is water. This also means peak season.
September, October, November - The temperatures rise, the bush comes alive and the landscape changes from brown and dry in Winter to a green, lush landscape.