Kafue National Park
This is Zambia’s largest National Park and one of Africa’s biggest. Being so big it is one of those parks that you could easily dedicate a whole safari to only being here, and you would see an amazing range of habitats and species. This park has always been little brother in terms of facilities and development compared with the South Luangwa, but it is this, why for me the park holds a great attraction as you can have a great safari here with excellent density of wildlife and species, and rarely see another vehicle. The Park has recently had a change of management and will now be run by African Parks who have an excellent track record around Africa for rehabilitating National Parks, exactly what their plans are for Kafue and how it will unfold is unknown to me at the moment but all the people I talk to there are very up-beat with this development.
The downside of Kafue is that in places the tsetse fly can be a problem especially at the hotter times of year – unless they really do effect you I would not put this as a reason not to visit, it’s one of my favourites and is easily accessed either from Lusaka or Livingstone.