Kafue National Park, full of game and the largest national park in Zambia, offers excellent game viewing for animals such as lions, leopards, wild dogs and more than 20 different species of antelope. It was the first national park in the country, established by conservationist Norman Carr.
The park lies on either side of the Kafue River, a tributary of the Zambezi, and covers an area roughly the size of Wales - making it one of the largest conservation areas in Africa. Safari camps and lodges within and around the park work in co-operation with the Zambia Wildlife Authority to maintain and protect the park's native ecosystems and wildlife.
Much of Kafue National Park is covered by semi-deciduous woodland called ‘Miombo', while other parts comprise teak forests and mopane woodlands. Termite mounds are another familiar feature on the Kafue landscape, providing perfect perches for chats, thrushes and francolin. Elsewhere, the Busanga flood plain is prime grazing territory for Cape buffalo and red lechwe, and a hunting ground for lions, leopards and cheetahs.
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