Enjoy the rushing waters of the Kafue River in a remote, eco-friendly, traditional camp, set in Kafue National Park, largest park in Zambia. 2011 sees the opening of Lufupa Bush Camp, in Zambia’s Kafue National Park, a remote camp with the charm of traditional rondavels and home to a wide variety of ecosystems and their attendant wildlife. Set amongst shady ebony trees and wild date palms, this bush camp overlooks the musical Kafwala Rapids of the Kafue River.
Lufupa Bush Camp consists of four traditional brick and thatch rondavels, which have been completely refurbished.These however still maintain the historic appeal of this
camp, built in the 1970s when the Kafue National Park was an unknown entity in the ecotourism world. Each rondavel has state-of-the-art solar lighting and solar
hot water heaters, keeping our environmental footprint at a minimum in compliance with Wilderness environmental standards. The thatch main area set on the river’s edge provides a perfect setting for meals and place to relax in the heat of the day. The surroundings – lush riverine vegetation, the sound of the river rushing past over the rapids – all ensure that guests can feel at one with nature.
This is a true wilderness area and the traversing area comprised of a mosaic of broad-leafed
miombo woodland, open grassland in dambos and floodplains and riverine vegetation. The
diversity of habitat ensures excellent birding (nearly 500 species have been recorded) and
a wide range of antelope species: puku, oribi and warthog, buffalo, Defassa waterbuck,
wildebeest and impala are all resident. Uncommon species such as Lichtenstein’s
hartebeest are regularly seen here, while hippo constantly serenade from the river with
their deep grunting. Rarer species such as sable antelope are seen on occasion.
Predator-wise, the area is best known for wild dog (a large pack used the area over the
2010 season), while lion, leopard, and cheetah are also seen – indeed, the Lufupa area
together with the Busanga Plains has the highest density of lion in the northern Kafue.
Lufupa Activities Activities include fishing, day and night game drives with an expert guide who has been a
member of the Wilderness family for the last 15 years.
Guests can also explore the Kafue and Lufupa rivers by boat and on foot. Access
Transfers from the airstrip (at Lufupa) are dependent on weather and group size and are
either approximately 1hr 30min by road or boat.
A perfect camp to combine with Musanza Tented Camp and for the budget-conscious
traveller who is seeking an authentic safari experience in Kafue National Park.
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