The best available hotels & places to stay near Kafue National Park

August 16, 2022 Diedre Savory

Discover the best hotels in Kafue National Park including Mukambi Safari Lodge, Konkamoya Lodge, Wilderness Safaris Shumba Camp, Hippo Lodge, Kubu Kweena Lodge, Bongwe Kafue Camp.

1. Mukambi Safari Lodge

Lusaka-Mongu Road Busanga Plains, M9, Kafue National Park 10101 Zambia
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 243 reviews

Mukambi Safari Lodge

Mukambi Safaris is a Dutch family run safari company in Zambia with three camps in Kafue National Park, one of the largest unspoiled wilderness areas in the world. Mukambi Safari Lodge is your gateway to Kafue National Park, one of the biggest and last remaining true wilderness areas of Africa. Activities consist of game drives, sunset boat cruises, fishing trips and walking safaris on which you are likely to see elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, and hippo besides an incredible variety of birds. Fig Tree Bush Camp is situated next to a beautiful beach created by the dried sand banks of the Shishamba River. The camp overlooks a large lagoon, 1.7 km long and about 60m wide. Busanga Plains Camp is the seasonal luxury bush camp of Mukambi Safaris located deep in the heart of the famous Busanga Plains, a stunning wetland area in the north of beautiful Kafue National Park. The camp in Busanga offers an intimate experience with our tented accommodation in the middle of the floodplain.

Idyll

Reviewed By CharlesC514

Beautifully arranged; efficiently run; idyllically situated; can't praise this lodge highly enough. Our drive and cruise guide was outstanding - knowledgeable and friendly. The waiting and room staff couldn't have been more fiendly and helpful.

2. Konkamoya Lodge

Itezhi-Tezhi Lake, Kafue National Park 10101 Zambia
Excellent
89%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 72 reviews

Konkamoya Lodge

Konkamoya in the Nianja language means "Follow the wind". And from the wind scoured bush and Andrea's passion, in 2010, the lake side lodge was born on the banks of the Iteshi Teshi lake, in the heart of Zambia. Four luxurious tents furnished in a colonial style able to accommodate up to 8 guests only. A purposely small number of explorers with a passion for nature who are eager to explore the animal Kingdom who will be lead on a voyage of discovery of the secrets of the African Bush: Learn to follow marks, foot prints or broken twigs, the remains of banquets of mighty predators and observe the extraordinary life of insects and small mammals which are usually difficult to spot during a normal safari in a vehicle. Arriving at a few meters distance from a heard of elephants is always an awe-inspiring jaw dropping encounter. Who follows the Konkamoya wind knows that they can find a huge sensation behind every small bush, as well as finding a lake that promises new horizons for bird watching aficionados. Land and water mix into one as the call of the African water provides the soundtrack for the day accompanied by fishermen, and over the ant hill it is possible that a few hippo and lions will poke their head to say hello.

an amazing visit to Konkamoya

Reviewed By Trail583855

Konkamoya deserves a litany of superlatives - the location on the lakeside is stunning, Andrea and Caterina were the perfect hosts, all the staff were so attentive and helpful, the food was the best Italian cuisine could provide and the tents were spacious,the beds comfortable, and the showers always hot. Aaron and his assistant Daniel gave us such well informed game drives - they knew all the animals, birds and plants and tried to find everything we wanted to see. Such a lovely experience. Richard and Jay from Wales, Sue and Monda from Lusaka.

3. Wilderness Safaris Shumba Camp

Kafue National Park Zambia
Excellent
83%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 54 reviews

Wilderness Safaris Shumba Camp

Seasonal camp running 01 June - 01 November. Shumba means ‘lion’ – an appropriate name for a camp located in the midst of several lion pride territories. Indeed, the felines are known for their tree-climbing abilities, and prey on the plethora of herbivores that frequent the Busanga Plains on which Shumba is situated. From the raised decks, the view is panoramic and often filled with grazing puku and lechwe; floodplain grasses stretch to the horizon, interrupted only by isolated protrusions of fig and palm trees. Finally, there is no better vantage point from which to absorb the Plains’ vast remoteness than from a hot air balloon. • 6 tents (1 family) • game drives • seasonal boating • hot air ballooning

Amazing luxury camp with over-the-top lodgings and incredible staff

Reviewed By Carrie B

Isaac, Po. Motale, Nick, Charles....the list goes on. the hospitality of the staff from the teams that keep the vehicles running and cleaned, to the chef's and bartender's wonderful creations, warm, welcomes and friendly, helpful staff see to your EVERY need (including toast made over a hot fire before your morning game drive and a nice pre-dinner-after-game drive cocktail)...it goes on! A one-of-a-kind-like-no-where-else-on -earth setting on the Busanga plains and every room (high up on stilts to offer a better vantage) has an incredible, panoramic view of the plains with hippos, elephants, lechwes, puku, birds, zebras....the list goes on. And Yes, the STAFF of this camp is what makes it so special.. Helpful, thoughtful, polite, and willing to teach us about their traditions ...you have only to ask "how do I say...." and they will teach you how to speak their language (which may be one of many different languages spoken in Zambia). We asked what they normally ate, so one dinner they made us the foods THEY LOVE AND WHAT THEY EAT. Delicious! We enjoyed tehri company, their hospitality, their generosity, and their hard work to make us all fell welcome as guests in their country. If I am able to go back to Africa....Shumba is where I would go. Lions,. buffalo. wild dogs, elephant, puku, porcupines, road, sable, zebra. wart hog, hartebeest, impala, birds...and birds galore.

4. Hippo Lodge

Nr. Kafue River, Kafue National Park Zambia
Excellent
61%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Hippo Lodge

The best vacation we have ever had.

Reviewed By 429yasminan

My partner and I spent 2 days at Hippo Lodge from October 6 to October 8, 2021. Two days were not nearly enough. The staff was amazing. So attentive. So caring. We stayed in the Honeymoon House. Right on the water. The view could never be matched. We relaxed. We fished (my first time). We did a night drive. (Saw some cute hippos looking for food.) I can't wait to go back.

5. Kubu Kweena Lodge

2 Kubu Kweena Drive, Kafue National Park Zambia
Excellent
90%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
0%
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0%
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5 based on 10 reviews

Kubu Kweena Lodge

Kubu Kweena Lodge is located inside the largest national park in Africa and fifth largest in the world. Kafue National Park. We have six luxury tented chalets, all family oriented, and en-suite. Each chalet takes two adults and two kids without the need of extra bedding. Our dining experience will spoil you. Set aside a few calories for this wonderful experience. Special dietary requirements are all catered for, from Halal to vegans. Activities include safari game drive which can be done at your convenience whether together or alone depending on your own schedule.. You can also take a stroll on the Kafue River at your convenience watching some of the 500 species of birds or come across the gigantic elephants or happy hippos. After dinner, and dessert, you can unwind your experience at the camp fire under the bright stars.

Adams trip

Reviewed By halalplace

A wonderful in-house fine dining experience with the most comfortable hospitality in the vibrant whispers of the African nature. For those travellers who wish to disconnect from the world and isolate themselves in the peaceful silent calm atmosphere. A place to spoil yourself with delicious food at your own time and pace. Come and relax after a busy bustling tiring long working hours work experience and unwind in the prestine untouched wilderness. "EAT DRINK SLEEP. . . REPEAT!"

6. Bongwe Kafue Camp

Delai, Mushengashi Conservancy, Kafue National Park 10101 Zambia
Excellent
54%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Bongwe Kafue Camp

Join us to discover one of Zambia's best-kept secrets: Hidden away in the Northern Kafue, our safari conservancy has only recently been opened to tourism and benefits from 15 years of privately funded & managed anti-poaching operations which has created a veritable Garden of Eden. In this setting, Bongwe offers you a truly original safari experience. Our home is Bongwe Bush Camp, nestled on the banks of the Kafue River on the boundary of the Kafue National Park. The Kafue is the largest national park in Zambia covering an area of 22,400km² (Similar to the size of Wales or Massachusetts). It's the second largest park in Africa and is home to a recorded 158 different species of Mammals. Our Bongwe Bush Camp is an exclusive, privately owned conservancy . Bongwe offers a unique, fun and AFFORDABLE quality safari. The conservancy has only just been opened as a tourism destination and the 15 years of privately managed anti-poaching and game management has created an environment unlike anywhere else in the country. Abundant wildlife habitats this Garden of Eden and populations of rare species are in plentiful supply. In contrast to the lower-lying, more commercial parks, Kafue supports a wide range of species unequalled anywhere else in Zambia. The park boasts of 158 mammal species recorded (so far) and there are 494 birds listed on the park list. We are the only safari camp within this vast area and pride ourselves on offering our guests an experience of days gone by, with possible sightings of large herds of Sable and Roan antelopes adding value to a destination that also features Cheetah, Lion, Leopard, Wild Dogs, Hyena, Jackal, Buffalo, Elephant, Hartebeest, Reid Buck, Oribi, Blue Duiker and Bush Pigs, to name but a few. With exclusive rights and a maximum of 8 guests, our highly professional and experienced guides will take you on a safari experience locked in time. Offering unspoiled privacy and authentic safari you will enjoy a secluded and beautiful paradise. The clear Kafue River meanders through the unspoilt bush, past our idyllic camp, and the serenity of the area truly captures the glory of an Africa completely wild. BONGWES DO IT IN THE BUSH

Brilliant Afternoon Safari

Reviewed By Peter W

We were visiting Zambia as Christian Aid supporters, visiting some of the supported projects. Our free afternoon we booked on a Bongwe Safari, and hit the jackpot. Our driver / guide Malambo was friendly, skilled and extremely knowledgeable about all the wildlife we saw on the safari. We were picked up promptly and drove to the Musotunya National Park, Livingstone. Malambo seemed to know were we should go to see the wildlife, and encouraged us to spot animals ourselves - which he then gave us a wealth of information on. He was able to spot animals / birds and drive safely at the same time, and the afternoon went by all too quickly. Towards the end we picked up a guard and went to the Rhino visiting area, where we tracked bush style to view a mother and young Rhino. Then on the return we stopped for a relaxing sunset drink and snack overlooking the Zambezi before the return to the hotel. An amazing afternoon, thanks so much Malambo - we encourage anyone looking for an adventure in Livingstone to book with Bongwe Safaris - you won't be disappointed.

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