The best way to protect wildlife is to come and see it for yourself.
Kafue National Park (KNP) is the oldest National Park in Zambia, and one of the largest parks in Africa, covering an impressive 22,400 km2. These green lungs of Zambia are seething with life, but have remained little known and largely unexplored. In recent years however, a number of Safari Camps and lodges have been established and the infrastructure improved, which enable more visitors to explore this majestic place. The KNP is managed by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW).
Kafue National Park is home to an amazing diversity of wildlife. It is home to more species of ungulate than any park south of the Congo Basin. Rare antelope such as duiker, sitatunga, lechwe, hartebeest, roan and sable can be found, as well as hippo, crocodile and of course, elephants. The elusive wild dog can be found in larger numbers than in many other parks in the area, and KNP is known as one of the best places in Africa to see leopard. It is also home to one of the last viable populations of the rare and charismatic cheetah. Other unusual species that can be seen in KNP include pangolin, bushpig, civet, wildcat and many others. KNP is also a bird watchers paradise and home to more than 500 recorded species of birds.
A visit to Kafue National Park is a unique experience. There are a wide variety of lodges and safari operators who will all give you a lifelong memory. Some of these safari operators are regularly and generously supporting GRI’s operations in Kafue National Park. These operators include: