6 NIGHTS / 15 MAY – 15 NOVEMBER 2019

classic kafue safari

A 7 day safari exploring the Southern and Central Kafue National Park with 3 night stays at either Nanzhila Plains OR Lake Camp and Kaingu Safari Lodge.

safari overview

This 6 night safari is a great way to enjoy a river-based and plains or lake based safari experience in one trip! It consists of 3 nights at either Nanzhila Plains OR Lake Camp and 3 nights at Kaingu Safari Lodge, exploring the Southern and Central Kafue National Park. This safari could either start in Livingstone and end in Lusaka OR start in Lusaka and end in Livingstone. 


15 May – 15 November


6 nights


2 venues


2 – 12 people

CLASSIC KAFUE: travel route

*1. Livingstone  – 2. Dundumwezi Gate 3. Nanzhila – 4. Lunch stop – 5. Kaingu Safari Lodge – 6. Lusaka

*PLEASE NOTE: This package can be booked in the reverse order as well

day 1 – 4: 3 nights


The Southern Kafue is the closest big game safari region to Livingstone and Victoria Falls which retains a wonderful sense of wilderness and isolation.

The Classic Kafue package begins in Livingstone with a 3 hour road transfer to Dundumwezi Gate where you will be met by the Nanzhila Plains safari team. Enjoy a game drive into camp and settle into the beautiful rooms with views over the dambo to enjoy a 3 night stay. Nanzhila is the closest true safari destination in Zambia to the Victoria Falls and enjoys nearly 3000 sqkm of the Kafue National Park to itself. An incredible variety of wildlife and birding species as well as a quite magnificent location overlooking the dambo make Nanzhila Plains one of the most memorable safari camps in Zambia. For those coming from Lusaka, then it is a 4hour drive to the Musa Gate and an hour game drive to Lake Camp for an incredible 3 nights on the game rich shorelines of Lake Itezhi-tezhi.

what you will love:

guests at nanzhila plains camp - safari lodge accommodation in the kafue national park
owner run experience

Your hosts at Nanzhila are the owners – Steve and Cindy Smith – which means you are assured of faultless attention to detail and hours of stories around the fire about life in the bush!

views from a chalet - safari lodge accommodation in the kafue national park

The chalets or safari tents all have beautiful views over the dambo and the gauzed windows allow all the wonderful sounds of the African night to reach you clearly!

safari lodge accommodation - kafue national park - safari walks

Game drives and safari walks around Nanzhila are bound to reveal a wide variety of wildlife and bird species including 4 out of the Big 5!

day 4 – 7: 3 nights


A serene lodge on the banks of the Kafue River

After a hearty breakfast, we will leave Nanzhila Plains and head out through the Ngoma Forest towards Lake Itezhi-tezhi (there is also the option of stopping to visit the Elephant Orphanage) before arriving at the ITT shoreline. Stopping at an appropriate shady spot, we will enjoy a picnic lunch watching the antics of the wildlife around the lake before meeting the team from Kaingu. Kaingu is magnificently situated in the riparian woodland on the banks of the Kafue River with stunning views. African finfoot, hippo and a wide variety of birdlife are on constant display and river based boat cruises and canoeing is a must on this portion of the Kafue River. Kaingu also conducts game drives in a stunning section of the Kafue National Park.

what you will love:

wildlife encounters

As Kaingu is river-based, it offers a number of bird and wildlife species that are not found in Nanzhila so the combination of the 2 camps really gives you the full Kafue Safari feel! 

river facing tents

The riverside accommodation at Kaingu is stunning with constant bird activity and the honking of hippos in the background. These well appointed safari tents are beautiful, comfortable and perfectly positioned.

views of the kafue river - kafue national park
river BASED activities

The section of the Kafue River around Kaingu is stunning and the boat cruises and canoe trips are an absolute must. The variety of river activities form a great complement to the other more traditional safari activities on offer.

total duration: 6 nights / 7 days

ADD 2 nights with Nanzhila Safaris to experience both Plains AND Lake across 5 nights and only pay for 4!

Total Cost: USD 3025 pps all inclusive


Road Transfers from Livingstone to Lake Itezhi-tezhi, and Lake Itezhi-tezhi to Lusaka. 3 nights fully inclusive accommodation at Nanzhila and Kaingu including all meals and local drinks, park fees and levies, game drives, boat cruises, canoeing, fishing and nature walks


Gratuities, premium drinks and fishing permits if required.


Browse our other safari packages on offer:

Extended Classic Kafue Safari

8 nights  ~ Plains Camp ~ Lake Camp ~ Kaingu Safari Lodge

Classic Kafue Safari

6 nights  ~ Plains Camp  / or Lake Camp ~ Kaingu Safari Lodge

Zim Zam Explorer Safari

11 nights  ~ Plains Camp ~ Bumbusi Wilderness Camp  ~ Vic Falls

3 ways to combine the Southern Kafue with Victoria Falls

Whether you are an 'adrenalin junkie' or looking for a peacful river experience after your time in the Kafue - we have outlined 3 fantastic options for you in this brochure "3 ways to combine the Southern Kafue with Vic Falls".

Nanzhila Safaris is a proud member of the Hidden Gems Destination Portfolio. Read more about the portfolio here: hiddengemsportfolio.com


Alison: 0027 79 979 9681 (7:00 - 19:00)
Email: res@nanzhila.com
Emergency Contact (WhatsApp Only)
Steve and Cindy Smith :+260 963 006 202




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