Reasons to Visit
Zambia is a safari destination for the connoisseur, boasting a fantastic range of wildlife in its diverse national parks. Many amazing game experiences can be had within the national parks, with lion virtually guaranteed and leopard in abundance. This superb array of game can be appreciated on foot, by car or on the water.
Zambia offers the full range of fascinating, colourful birdlife you’d expect to see on safari, with a range of water based birds in the Lower Zambezi and Kafue National Parks. The Bangweulu Wetlands are one of the few places on the planet where you can see the impressive Shoebill Stork.
An evening cruise on the Zambezi in Livingstone and game viewing from Kafue’s Lufupa River are wonderfully relaxing, but best of all are the water based activities in the Lower Zambezi. Drifting slowly down river, observing elephants coming into drink as the sun goes down is one of the definitive African experiences.
With night drives offered in all of the major national parks, Zambia is arguably the best destination in Africa to observe nocturnal wildlife. The South Luangwa in particular is known for outstanding leopard sightings, and there is a tangible excitement to watching how wildlife behaves after dark.
By any judgement Victoria Falls is an awesome force of nature. During the wet season up to 550 million litres of water cascades over the lip of the Falls each minute, offering an intensely photogenic experience. The spectacle that so bewitched David Livingstone is still equally impressive today.
Walking offers an opportunity to appreciate the birdlife, track animals footprints and learn about the smaller creatures such as a mother and baby warthogs. It makes an excellent contrast to a game drive and allows visitors to understand more about the ecosystems of the South Luangwa.
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Kulefu is a wonderful camp really deep in the Lower Zambezi National Park. There are some exceptionally pretty game drives through little forests with small leafy clearings as well as near to the river. It is as yet, relatively undiscovered by tourists to Zambia.
Deep in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park, not far from where the great river meets Mozambique, lies the charming Kulefu Tented Camp, 'the faraway place'. The camp is situated in riverine forest, beneath the escarpment and overlooking a permanent channel of the Zambezi, far from any significant amount of passing boat traffic from other camps.
The newly refurbished camp has seven canvas chalets and hosts a maximum of 12 guests at any one time. Each has tent has polished mahogany floors and lovely views across the river channel. Furnished with a good sized bed and a dressing table, the tents have en-suite bathrooms with shower; there is also an outdoor shower perfect for cooling off in the hot afternoons and a private deck to relax on during your siesta time. The tents have been specially designed to remain cool and each has two ceiling fans. In the evening, paraffin lamps glow around camp to light your way - the camp is unfenced so there is plenty of game passing through, so you will be escorted from your tent in the evening.
The central lounge and dining area is housed in two magnificent Bedouin-style tents and furnished with teak furniture and natural fabrics. There is a dining area with timber floors, a library, a bar and a lounge with large squashy sofas. The decor is modern and stylish, with an array of African influences. A large raised wooden deck runs along the width of the lounge and dining areas, a great place to stop and watch the animal activity. There is also a small swimming pool for relaxing around in the afternoons. From Kulefu you can enjoy boat and land based game viewing led by experienced guides. There is great game in this area, one of the wildest, most secluded spots in the Lower Zambezi.
With its floodplains, grasslands and tall forests the Lower Zambezi Valley supports fantastic game densities. Activities in the park include walking safaris, game drives, boating and fishing.
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The Lower Zambezi National Park
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