NORTHERN kafue Logistics

Know  your way around the northern section of the Kafue

The Kafue National Park is vast and waiting to be explored but working out HOW to do that can be tricky!

In many ways, the Northern Kafue is pretty simple to plan by asking the following 2 questions:

Question 1: Are you travelling between June and early November?


If yes, then you really should be factoring in the Busanga Plains. Often called the Crown of the Kafue, the wildlife mecca of the Busanga Plains is a must see for wildlife, birding and photographic enthusiasts.


If the answer is NO, there is still plenty to see in the Northern Kafue BUT you will want to plan your visits around the river systems.


We recommend combining the Busanga Plains with river property like Kafue River Lodge OR if you are coming from the central parts of the park, there are a number of great camps on the Kafue River near the Hook Bridge area.

PLains & riverS package

 his 7 night safari combines the beautiful Kasonso Camp and the cool river ecosystem of Kafue River Lodge.

2 riverS package

If the Busanga is too wet OR you would prefer to skip the Busanga, visiting the Kafue and Lunga Rivers makes for a very special emerald season package with great birding and water based experiences. 

Two things to keep in mind BEFORE planning your trip to the Northern Kafue:


ACCESs options

In terms of accessing the Northern Kafue, the Kafue seat rate circuit with Skytrails has been in operation for 2 seasons now and works very well or alternatively, we can assist with road transfers from Lusaka.


over-night accommodation

It is too far to plan a drive from Busanga to Lusaka so it’s always good to plan to spend some time at the river properties before AND AFTER the Busanga if you are driving or getting transfers in your package.

This stunning part of Zambia is a really valuable addition to a Zambian itinerary and if you need rates or help planning a trip, please CONTACT US here.

CONTACT US for more information here.

Bookings and Enquiries

To enquire about accommodation at one of the NKS camps, please use the form below:

    Will the Northern Kafue be the only region you wish to visit in Zambia?


    Cell: +260978016191

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