Kafue National Park Safari and Victoria Falls

Fly into Zambia’s capital of Lusaka before making the four-hour journey to Kafue National Park. Kafue is Zambia’s oldest and largest national park and is home to elephants, crocodiles, lions and much more. Spend a couple of days leisurely exploring wildlife on game drives, night safaris and walking trips. From here, travel to the town of Livingstone, where you can try quad biking, bungy jumping and other adventure activities. Spend a day exploring the mighty Victoria Falls. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a dip in the Devil’s Pool on the edge of the waterfall. Depart from Livingstone’s airport.

Key information

Destinations Destinations Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Kafue National Park, Lusaka
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, Safari, Photography, Birdwatching
Physical Level Physical Level Easy
Season Season January - December

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Take it slow in Kafue National Park

Take it slow in Kafue National Park

Day 1–4 in Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park is one of Zambia’s oldest — and largest — national parks. It is best known for the diversity of its wildlife, with everything from elephants to crocodiles, pangolins to bushbabies living here. The sheer size of the park means it isn’t a place to tick off the Big Five in 24 hours — instead, linger a while and explore some of Africa’s lesser-known animals.

Explore Livingstone’s adventure activities

Explore Livingstone’s adventure activities

Day 5 in Livingstone

Relaxed Livingstone is best-known as the base for visitors to the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, but it also has a growing adventure scene. From white-water rafting on the Zambezi to quad-biking or bungy jumping, this is the place to get your adrenaline pumping.

See the world’s largest waterfall at Victoria Falls

See the world’s largest waterfall at Victoria Falls

Day 6 in Victoria Falls

At the height of the rainy season, more than 500 million cubic metres of water plummets over the edge of the Zambezi River into a gorge 100m below. There are several excellent viewing points, including the vertigo-inducing Devil’s Pool (where you can swim on the edge of the falls), but this is Zambia’s ultimate experience.

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Take a sunset boat cruise on Victoria Falls

Take a sunset boat cruise on Victoria Falls

Get the ultimate perspective on the world’s highest waterfall with a sunset cruise, where you can spot elephants, hippos and crocodiles.

Where to stay

Deluxe

Mukambi Safari Lodge

Located in the heart of Kafue National Park — one of the largest national parks in Africa — Mukambi Safari Lodge offers fantastic wildlife viewing from the comfort of its large viewing decks and luxurious infinity pool. A thatched building nestled on the banks of the Kafu River, the lodge presents a number of accommodation options, including family chalets, traditional safari tents and riverside villas.

Deluxe

David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa

Overlooking the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park — home to the natural wonder of the world, the Victoria Falls — The David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa offers luxury rooms with breathtaking views of the Zambezi River. The Lodge's Kalai Restaurant provides an array of Afro-Arabian fusion dishes in a traditional Zambian environment.

  • Lusaka

    Lusaka

    Sprawling Lusaka is Zambia’s capital and commercial centre...
  • Kafue National Park

    Kafue National Park

    Kafue National Park is one of Zambia’s oldest — and largest — national parks...
  • Livingstone

    Livingstone

    Relaxed Livingstone is best-known as the base for visitors to the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, but it also has a growing adventure scene...
  • Victoria Falls

    Victoria Falls

    At the height of the rainy season, more than 500 million cubic metres of water plummets over the edge of the Zambezi River into a gorge 100m below...
  • Livingstone

    Livingstone

    Relaxed Livingstone is best-known as the base for visitors to the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, but it also has a growing adventure scene...

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