Kafue National Park


Kafue National Park
National park, south-central Zambia.

Located west of Lusaka, it was established in 1950. It occupies an area of 8,650 sq mi (22,400 sq km) and consists of a vast plateau, situated along the middle reaches of the Kafue River. The park is noted for its lush vegetation and abundant wildlife, including hippopotamuses, zebras, elephants, black rhinoceroses, and lions. Safaris are conducted on foot.

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 park, south-central Zambia. Established in 1950 and located about 200 miles (322 km) west of Lusaka, the park covers an area of 8,650 square miles (22,400 square km) and consists of a vast and gently undulating plateau, situated along the middle reaches of the Kafue River and its two tributaries, the Lufupa and the Lunga. The vegetation is lush and green, varying from mixed forest, thicket, woodland, and grass in the south to broad alluvial grassland and patches of evergreen forests in the north. Perennial swamps in the northwest drain into the Lufupa River via the Busanga floodplains. The park's wildlife includes hippopotamus, buffalo, zebra, elephant, black rhinoceros, lion, sable, oribi, kudu, impala, roan antelope, eland, lechwe, gnu, sitatunga, duiker, and crocodile. There are numerous bird species, including openbill, saddlebill, wattled crane, crested crane, jucana, cormorant, Ross's lourie, Boehm's bee eater, black barbed barbet, fish eagle, marabou stork, and vulture. There are camps at Ngoma, Kalala, Nanzhila, Chunga, Kafwala, Lufupa, Moshi, and Ntemwa; safaris are conducted on foot.

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