Kafue National Park
The acentric Kafue national park is Zambia’s largest and oldest national park Spanning an area of 22400km. The park attained its national park status (formation) in the 1950s. A huge fraction of the national park still remains uncharted thereby giving more access to the continuous development of the rich wildlife, plant and bird species. Kafue national park also derives its attraction and uniqueness from its size and the wild game that is holds.
All over the national park, the consistent Kafue River flows trailing a well-articulated course and its deviates and widens is areas where rocks seem harder and renders the flowing process impossible to go through them. the park has a wide array of activities that travelers can embark on, some of which include game drives, birding, canoeing, nature walks and fishing. Tanzania
Popular activities at kafue national park
Kafue national park just like any other African national park brings forth a major highlight of any African safari ( game drive) , the game drives.
Birding at kafue national park .Kafue national park had over time transformed into a bird watchers paradise. It Is the top of Zambias birding destination for most of the birding enthusiast
Canoeing is yet another amazing activity at Kafue national park. It’s the quest way of exploring the parks water, sharing environment with crocodiles and hippos. During the canoeing,
Kafue national park is apparently the largest national park in the country of Zambia. Kafue national park also double as the second largest national park in Africa a continent with size amounting to 22,400sqm. Kafue national park derives its name from Kafue river that flows covering three provinces of the north western, central and southern.
Accessing the kafue national park from lusaka, Zambia’s capital city takes approximately 13hours by Road and 16 hours from Livingstone Zambia’s busy cit by road. Kafue national park can also be accessed by air on chartered flights from lusaka and Livinstone.
History of Kafue national park dates way back to the year 1924 when the British pushed away the local inhabitants the Nkoya people who used to the park as their traditional hunting grounds.
Kafue national park like any other national park in Zambia is well endowed with wildlife species with very common sightings of antelope to mention lechwe, pukus small herds of the common zebras, another great sightings are those of the blue wildebeests that show around the busanga plains in the month of June annually.During the dry season, when temperatures begin going up, the northern part of kafue national park usually experiences influx of kudus, bushbucks, elands, reedbucks, duikers, greyboks and defassa water bucks. The lions are also another sought after inhabitants in kafue national park usaully found close to the herds of he pukus and lechwes which serve as their meals. There several prides much as larger males are not common in the national park. The rivers at the Kafue national park also serve as homes to large schools of hippopotamus , crocodiles among others. Kafue rivers also acts as host for several herds of elephants, leopards are also common in the forest areas which serve as their hiding points.cheetahs are also seen in Kafue national park but seen in the northern part of the park, cape wild dogs and hyenas are also common in the park and frequently seen in the park.
Kafue national park like any other national park has well distribution of the bird life ranging from forest birds, water birds, savanna birds and migratory birds among others. some of the most common birds species include ducks, guinea fowls, Pheasants, Grouse, Allies, flamingos, pigeons, doves,sand grouse, bastards, cuckoos, turacos among others.