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Travelling in Kafue Nat Park

Old Jan 7th 2005, 12:24 pm
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I am planning to travel as independant traveller to Kafue Nat Park in
late Aug this year. I have travelled previously through SA, Namibia,
Botswana & Zimbabwe.
I understand hiring a suitably rugged 4x4 in Lusaka is not possible.
Can anyone confirm this. If so, I guess the best way is to hire vehicle
in SA or Namibia & drive up.??

Looking for cheap accommodation or camp sites in / around Kafue. I am
planning to stay for about 3 weeks for taking wildlife photos.

I have heard that the wildlife has recovered since the days of
poaching. Can anyone confirm this especially ref predator animals and
elephants.
John
 
Old Jan 8th 2005, 10:53 pm
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On 2005-01-07 14:24:49 +0100, "[email protected]"
<[email protected]> said:

    > I am planning to travel as independant traveller to Kafue Nat Park in
    > late Aug this year. I have travelled previously through SA, Namibia,
    > Botswana & Zimbabwe.
    > I understand hiring a suitably rugged 4x4 in Lusaka is not possible.
    > Can anyone confirm this. If so, I guess the best way is to hire vehicle
    > in SA or Namibia & drive up.??
    >
    > Looking for cheap accommodation or camp sites in / around Kafue. I am
    > planning to stay for about 3 weeks for taking wildlife photos.
    >
    > I have heard that the wildlife has recovered since the days of
    > poaching. Can anyone confirm this especially ref predator animals and
    > elephants.
    > John

The only thing I can confirm is that Kafue was very dissapointing
compared to Luangwa and the better parks of Kenya and Tanzania. It's a
long time ago since I went there, but neither landscape or wildlife was
worth spending more than a couple of days for.

Geir
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Old Jan 18th 2005, 7:21 pm
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On Sun, 9 Jan 2005 00:53:52 +0100, Geir Ertzgaard
<geir├é┬żtertzgaarddotnet> wrote:

    >On 2005-01-07 14:24:49 +0100, "[email protected]"
    ><[email protected]> said:
    >> I am planning to travel as independant traveller to Kafue Nat Park in
    >> late Aug this year. I have travelled previously through SA, Namibia,
    >> Botswana & Zimbabwe.
    >> I understand hiring a suitably rugged 4x4 in Lusaka is not possible.
    >> Can anyone confirm this. If so, I guess the best way is to hire vehicle
    >> in SA or Namibia & drive up.??
    >>
    >> Looking for cheap accommodation or camp sites in / around Kafue. I am
    >> planning to stay for about 3 weeks for taking wildlife photos.
    >>
    >> I have heard that the wildlife has recovered since the days of
    >> poaching. Can anyone confirm this especially ref predator animals and
    >> elephants.
    >> John
    >The only thing I can confirm is that Kafue was very dissapointing
    >compared to Luangwa and the better parks of Kenya and Tanzania. It's a
    >long time ago since I went there, but neither landscape or wildlife was
    >worth spending more than a couple of days for.
    >Geir
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You will find many lodges in or around Kafue at www.zamtrade.com

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Old Jan 18th 2005, 11:00 pm
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John,

I was there at that time in 2003. Less wildlife than other parts of
Zambia, but I saw some good sitings and enjoyed the remoteness. I
stayed at Busanga Bush Camp, so cannot help with independent camping.

In the 3 days there, we spent most of our time hanging out with a
pride of about 8 lions. Also spotted: a pair of cheetah, 2 separate
serval sitings, vervets, baboons, hippo, a honey badger, sable, oribi,
Lichtenstein's hartebeest, roan antelope, reedbuck and huge herds of
red lechwe. Some interesting bird sitings were: purple heron,
Fulleborn's longclaw, rufous-bellied heron, lesser jacana, numerous
watled crane, open billed stork, and black bellied korhan.

To see more and better views of the anteleope, which Kafue is noted
for, a little later in the year would be better--September-October.
Also in Busanga Bush Camp, the lions took to the trees frequently in
the hotter weather, again September-October. I did not see elephants,
but they apparently are in the forests.


Lynn


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Old Jan 21st 2005, 2:33 am
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Hi John -

I haven't been to Kafue, but am looking at planning a trip myself and
have already done some research on places to stay.

Some places with camping sites I've found include:
Lufupa (http://tinyurl.com/58thu)
McBrides (http://www.mcbridescamp.com/)
Puku Pan (http://www.pukupan.com/)
Kaingu (http://www.kaingu-lodge.com/)

I think the top 2 sound the nicest. Another website in addition to the
one above with accomodation info is: http://www.zambiatourism.com/

Good luck!


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