What is included in the tour
- Meet & Greet at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport & Road Transfer to Lilayi Lodge
- 1 night in Lusaka
- Lilayi Lodge in a Deluxe Room on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Basis
- Road Transfer from your Lodge in Lusaka to your Safari Lodge in the Central Kafue National Park
KAFUE NATIONAL PARK – KAFUE RIVERFRONT
- Kafue National Park Entrance & Conservation Fees
- 3 nights on Safari in the Kafue National Park
- Ila Safari Lodge in a Luxury Tented Suite on a All-Inclusive Basis (Includes accommodation, all meals, selected non premium beverages such as tea/ coffee/all local soft drinks/local beers & spirits/house wines, laundry, walking safaris, Fishing and Boat Safaris, Visit to the local Chunga Community & School as well as Morning and Afternoon Game Drives)
- Road transfer from Ila Safari Lodge to Chisa Busanga Camp
KAFUE NATIONAL PARK – BUSANGA PLAINS
- Kafue National Park Entrance & Conservation Fees
- 3 nights on Safari in the Kafue National Park
- Chisa Busanga Camp in a Unique Tented Nest on an All-Inclusive Basis (Includes accommodation, all meals, selected non premium beverages such as tea/ coffee/all local soft drinks/local beers & spirits/house wines, laundry, walking safaris, Cycling Safaris and Morning and Afternoon Game Drives)
- Road transfer from Chisa Busanga Camp to the Busanga Airstrip
- Light Aircraft Transfer: Busanga Plains to Lusaka, Kenneth Kaunda International Airport
What is NOT included in the tour
- All flights (International & Internal) - Please advise if you require a Quotation for Internal or International Flights
- All meals not specified above
- Optional/Suggested Activities
- Personal items, tipping, personal refreshments and extras
Day 01 | Arrival in Lusaka, Zambia
Welcome to Zambia!
On arrival at Lusaka’s Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, Zambia, you are met by our representative as you exit the arrivals terminal. Our representative will meet you and transfer you by road to your Lodge located on a game farm on the outskirts of Lusaka.
(Road Transfer Time: approx. 1 hour)
Arriving at Lilayi Lodge, you are met with a refreshing welcome beverage before you are briefed and assisted to your Deluxe Room for your overnight stay. Enjoy time at leisure or explore the activities available on the Game Farm. These include game drives, horse back or walking safaris and culinary experiences.
All roads lead to Lusaka, the geographic, commercial and metaphorical heart of Zambia. Zambia’s contemporary culture is a blend of values, norms, material and spiritual traditions of more than 70 ethnically diverse people.
Most of the tribes of Zambia moved into the area in a series of migratory waves a few centuries ago. Before the colonial period, the region now known as Zambia was the home of several free states. Each having comprehensive economic links with each other and the outside world along trade routes to the east and west coast of Africa. The main export was copper, in exchange for textiles, jewellery, salt and hardware.
Accommodation – Lilayi Lodge
Day 02 | Lusaka to Kafue National Park – Kafue Riverfront
This morning is an early one as you may decide to enjoy breakfast before enjoying a “Behind the Scenes” Tour at the Lilayi Elephant Nursery. The “BTS” Tour allows you to see how these baby Elephants are raised with first-hand experience. Assist the elephant keepers with getting the milk ready for these beautiful animals as well as how they are released when they are ready to go back into the wild!
NOTE: Tour costs/donation required US$ 100 Per Person (To be Pre-Booked)
In the mid-morning, you are met by your driver and transferred by road in a western direction to your Luxury Safari Lodge located along the Kafue River in the Kafue National Park. Enjoy a scenic drive from Lusaka, reaching your Lodge in the late afternoon.
(Road Transfer Time: approx. 3 ½ hours)
On arrival at your Lodge, you are met at reception and assisted to your Luxury Tented Suite for your 3-night stay. Depending on your arrival time, you may decide to enjoy time at leisure or enjoy one of the afternoon game activities before enjoying a traditional African Dinner under the stars!
Kafue National Park was established in the 1950s by the legendary Norman Carr but despite its size, diversity and wealth of game, the park remains largely unexplored. Kafue National Park is 22,400 square kilometres of pristine African bush. This unexplored gem of a park is enticing for its incredible diversity of wildlife and its sheer quantity of big game. From the remote northern seasonal Busanga floodplain formed of open grassland dotted with wild date palm, sausage and fig tree 'islands', through central miombo woodland and along the banks of the mighty Kafue River to the more sandy southern plains the Kafue represents an incredible collection of diverse habitats.
Days 02 to 05 | Kafue National Park – Kafue Riverfront
Included Activities| Daily Safari Programme at Ila Safari Lodge
Ila Safari Lodge offers a wide variety of activities, to make sure you’ll get to experience the pristine wilderness of the Kafue National Park at its best and learn about the conservation programmes. Activities include Game drives in Kafue National Park and boat cruises down the river.
The Game Drives and River Cruises are excellent ways to see the abundant local wildlife, and you will have a good chance of seeing lions, leopards, elephants, hippos, and a range of other species. Ila Lodge takes great pride in their Eco-Lodge. Some of the vehicles at Ila Lodge are Eco friendly and run on electricity!
This vehicle allows you to experience all the sights and sounds of the bush in near silence and with a sense of environmental care. The eLandy is kept close to camp and operates in the Game Management Area for short drives or the relatively common 'dinner table dash' to investigate what that sound in the night was or how close those lion calls are!
Regular sightings include lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, a wide range of antelopes including roan, sable and zebra, hippo, crocodile, warthog, genet, jackal, mongoose, every entertaining baboons and monkeys and a myriad of species of bird. The rarer species are also on the cards including wild dog, cheetah, honey badger, civet, serval, bushpig, porcupine and bushbaby.
Besides the game drives, you can enjoy a boat cruise at either dawn or dusk along the Kafue River or a waling safari with on the specialist walking guides. The walking safari will take you on an exciting walk using footprints and spoor tracks to find the animals. Other activities include fishing, a visit to Ila Community and star gazing.
Accommodation – Ila Safari Lodge
Day 05 | Kafue National Park – Kafue Riverfront to the Busanga Plains
Depart on your final morning game drive in the Central Kafue National Park before you are treated to Brunch overlooking the Great Wilderness and Kafue River. You are met at reception by your guide for your road transfer through the National Park to your Camp in the Northern Kafue National Park. (Road Transfer Time: approx. 5 hours)
Your Road Transfer between the two properties will be an exciting one as you venture through the Kafue National Park in search of various wildlife. Enjoy an additional game drive as you are transferred through this natural nirvana. On arrival at your Camp, you are met and assisted to your “Nest” for your 3-night stay.
The afternoon is at leisure or you may decide to enjoy a afternoon game drive through the Northern Kafue National Park.
Secluded and special, the Busanga Plains can be found in the north of Kafue National Park, one of the continent’s largest protected spaces. If it’s raw nature, off-the-beaten-track and authentic that you want out of a trip to Africa, this region delivers. It is probably best suited to second or third-time-to -Africa travellers who have already been to the Kruger and/or Botswana.
The plains are positioned on an ancient lakebed which undergoes regular flooding during Zambia’s rainy season. During dry spells, the plains are reminiscent of the savannah of the Serengeti plains, distinct from the miombo woodlands which characterise most of Kafue National Park. With an abundance of puku, wildebeest, oribi, bushbuck, red lechwe, sable and roan antelope, Kafue National Park is one of Zambia’s prime game-viewing locations.
Days 05 to 08 | Kafue National Park – Busanga Plains
Included Activities| Daily Safari Programme at Chisa Busanga Camp
At Chisa Busanga Camp, you can expect thrilling game-drives and walking safaris. Keeping with the Green Safaris philosophy, the camp features an electric game-drive vehicle, to enable silent safaris, experience even more game and enjoy the sounds of the bush, without the constant rumble of a diesel-engine.
Enjoy sunrise and sunset game drives through the The Busanga Plains, a vast open grassland. The plains contrast with Zambia's usual bush terrain which makes this area of the Kafue National Park a unique and exciting area. Exploring the plains by foot is a unique opportunity as you experience the African Bush as explores would.
Another exciting activity on offer is a exploring the plains with a e-bike! Cycle through the plains on Chisa Busanga’s very own electronic bicycles. The activities on offer at this Camp will allow you to experience the Plains and this unique Camp the way it should be, with exciting, eco-friendly and memorable game viewing activities.
The grasslands of Busanga Plains attract a variety of animals, most notably herds of zebra and blue wildebeest. The other large predators found here are cheetah and wild dog. The Busanga Plains certainly offer visitors their best chance of seeing cheetah in Zambia. Similarly, northern Kafue is one of the strongholds for wild dogs in the region, and they're seen here fairly commonly.
Accommodation – Chisa Busanga Camp
Day 08 | Kafue National Park & Departure
Today we bid you farewell!
This morning you bid farewell to this African Wonderful as you enjoy breakfast overlooking the Plains. You are transferred by road to the Busanga Airstrip for your Light Aircraft Transfer to Lusaka and Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.
(Light Aircraft Transfer Time: approx. 2 hours)
Upon arrival at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, you make your way through the International Departures Terminal for your International Flight Home.
Wishing you a safe journey Home!