Occupying the immense territory of 22.400 km2 Kafue National park is the largest and oldest park in Zambia. It was established after the British colonial government moved the traditional owners of the area – the Nkoya people, which afterwards proposed to call it Kafue province. Historically, the park received less attention than better-known areas as South Luangwa, therefore Kafue becomes a wonderful place for explorers.
Despite its’ size and convenient location just two hours’ drive from Livingstone, it still remains undiscovered with virgin bush and land untouched. Due to the size, Kafue with its’ richness in wildlife is a home for a great diversity of habitats. Four out of big five are spotted here along with cheetah, wild dogs, leopards, red lechwe and many more.
Nonetheless the most attractive part for birdwatchers is the recorded number of about 495 species, which respectively is one of if not the highest number of birds among all Zambian parks.
As recently the park receives more attention and thus bigger investments, the level of wildlife protection increased, preserving habitats and enhancing your chance for the greatest experience in Zambia.