How to get to Kafue National Park Zambia – Zambia Safaris and tours
How to get to Kafue National park – Kafue National Park is located 360km/223mi from Lusaka. Self-drive to the park is relatively easy on the Lusaka-Mongu Road. However, to venture any distance into the park itself, a good 4×4 is essential. There are also several safari operators based in Lusaka offering mobile trips into Kafue.
Most people staying at the high-end lodges in the park fly by chartered plane to Kafue. There are several airstrips in the park.
Zambia‘s main airport, Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN), is 14km/9mi from the capital, Lusaka – this is where you will most likely enter the country. Livingstone Airport (LVI) (Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport) is also handy for the park.
The Kafue national park can likewise be accessed from the travellers center town of Livingstone in the south, it can also be accessed from the a well graded road , getting to Dundunwezi gate following can take up t 3 or more hours by road. The park can likewise accessed via plane/ flightd, with numerous airstrips for example, Ngoma, Chunga, and Lufupa.
From Lusaka – take the primary M9 tar street due west to Mumbwa. On the off chance that you intend to visit the north-eastern camps (Hippo Lodge, McBrides, Leopard Lodge, Kafue River Camp or Mushingashi) at that point go into Mumbwa town (124kms from Lusaka) and takt the left turn at the circuitous by the filling station (last fuel before Kasempa). Proceed on this road out of Mumbwa on the D181 rock/evaluated street to your goal.
To travel to the Central and Southern divisions of kafue national park ,utilizing the spinal street – After passing the bend off Mumbwa, remain on the principle M9 street, traveling west for 38kms to the Nalusanga Entrance Gate. Proceed on the M9 for another 80kms, roll over Hook Bridge and after a further 7kms take a left hand turn on to the 21K street (disregard the 17km street kill). The Spinal Road is achieved 14kms south of the 21k street and proceeds to Lake Itezh-Tezhi, a further 130kms. Mawimbi and Kasabushi Camp are open from the Spinal Road and Konkamoya at the southern stopping point. Streets associate with the southern division of the national park and Nanzhila Plains Camp. The Spinal Road is a decent rock street and driveable all year. Occasional stream intersections can surge every now and then in the wet season.
To get to the southern part of the Kafue – After passing bend off Mumbwa, remain on the fundamental M9 street, traveling west. 66kms from Mumbwa you pass the Nalusanga Entrance Gate to the the park, after this entrance (approx 20kms later) is a left hand turn, very much signposted for Itezhitezhi town and the dam. Following the Itezhi-tezhi D769 street considers access to Puku Pan, Kaingu Camp and the different hotels on the lake itself. This street is rock yet requires a decent solid vehicle, as it is long and uneven.
To achieve the Busanga Plains – It must be noticed that there are no outdoors of self-drive offices at or even close to the Busanga Plains (nearest is apprx. 160km away), accordingly self-driving on the Busanga isn’t exhorted. Driving from the Hook Bridge Gate will take you roughly 5 to 6 hours, this is a hedge street and just available when dry. When achieving the Busanga Plain be exhorted that there are no sign posts and it is particularly simple to get lost, thusly look for neighborhood counsel before voyaging (Mukambi Lodge have a camp on Busanga as do Wilderness Safaris).
From the west – take the Mongu to Lusaka tar street (M9), entrance is at Tateyoyo entryway.From the north (Copperbelt region) – Take the road from Solwezi and after that to Kasempa (it might be helpful to note there is a decent healing center at Kasempa). From Kasempa pursue the evaluated rock D181 Kaoma street and part of it to achieve the Kabanga Entrance Gate to the the national park. To achieve the Kabulushi Gate (and close-by camps) take the left fork off the Kaoma street onto the D301 towards Mumbwa, pursue this street to the Lunga stream barge (after apprx 98kms) and after that onwards again until the Lubungu waterway boat, subsequent to intersection and another 86kms you reach Kabalushi Gate. As constantly neighborhood exhortation at the season of movement is basic.
From Livingstone – Travel 124kms to Kalomo on the great tar street, or T1 which heads to Lusaka. At Kalomo turn left through the outside market, taking the D714 reviewed street for 74kms toward the southern Dundumwezi Entrance Gate. This entryway heads to + Nanzhila Plains Camp, Ngoma and Lake Itezhi-tezhi further north. Ongoing reviewing of the Dundumwezi street implies that an outing from Livingstone to the Kafue is entirely feasible, even inside a casual a large portion of multi day. The Kobil station at Kalomo is the last fuel station before the national park.