Kapinga Camp (Kafue National
At 22 500 square kilometers, Kafue National
Park is one of the largest National Parks in Africa. It is
fed by three rivers, the Lufupa in the north-west and the
Lunga and Kafue in the north-east. The Lufupa River floods
in the summer, creating a large floodplain delta system that
attracts thousands of waterbirds. The Lunga and Kafue rivers
are wide and slow-flowing, banded by riverine forest.
Habitats in the Park are diverse, and include floodplains,
miombo woodland and dambos.
It has good concentrations
of plains game and their predators as well as the largest
species diversity in Zambia, including animals that are rare
or non-existent in other southern African countries, such as
Lichtenstein's hartebeest, roan antelope, Defassa waterbuck
and oribi. Birdlife is spectacular, consisting of 491
species. Kapinga Camp is situated in the extreme north of
the Kafue National Park, and the north-west corner of the
Busanga Plains. Kafue is one of the largest national parks
in Africa, while the Busanga Plains is one of Zambia's most
significant wetland resources, and one of the few areas in
the world that remain unspoilt by human development.
The camp is designed to
blend in with the environment and natural products have been
used as much as possible in the construction of the camp.
Interiors are spacious and have all the modern
conveniences that one would wish for. With only three luxury
safari tents accommodating a maximum of 6 guests, one can be
assured of exceptional personal attention.
has mild winter days from May to September with chilly
evenings; however summers are generally very warm and wet.
Kafue National Park is seasonal, and traditionally only
accessible from May to October, during the dry season.
4 Meru-style tents - Facilities are en
suite and include an indoor and outdoor shower.
and bar area are under a canopy of majestic trees.
Dinners served in a traditional style boma under the stars,
overlooking the Busanga Floodplains or indoors.
Electricity is supplied by a small diesel generator which
runs for a short period of the day while guests are out on
activities. The energy is stored in a bank of batteries and
this provides for lighting in the evening.
to the camp comes from a well.
Overhead fans have
24-hour power; guests need to be conservative with the use
of all electrical equipment.
There are no child
restrictions at Kapinga. Same-day laundry facility is
Guests can take part in game
drives and walking safaris in and around the plains, while
night drives offer the added excitement of the nocturnal
wonders of the area. All these are led by qualified guides
who are extremely knowledgeable about the area and its
This camp is perfectly situated to see large
numbers of plains game and their predators, including
leopards, wild dogs, cheetah and prides of lion up to 20
strong. The park, boasting 491 species, is a birder's
paradise and includes endemics such as Chaplin's Barbet.
Accommodation Rates:- From $625 per person sharing per night. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.