Where to stay
Though the range of camps listed here appears to be long, most non-Zambian visitors are probably best to choose between a combination of Lufupa and Shumba (and the new Kafwala Rapids Camp), or alternatively a combination of Lunga's River Lodge and its Busanga Bushcamp. (That said, Hippo Camp might soon become a plausible option for those feeling more offbeat!) Both of these operators are true specialists in northern Kafue; they have been here for years and are closely involved with the park and its conservation. Both are very reliable, and both will deliver a very consistent experience – and yet they are totally different. Read on…
Centre of the park and north
Lunga River Lodge
Treetops Conservation School Camp
Kafwala Rapids Camp
The Lubungu pontoon area
Camping in the park is easily arranged at Lufupa, and Kafwala is only a little more expensive than a campsite. It may be possible to camp up at Treetops; ask the scouts for the latest information on this, and possibly for permission. Note – there are no campsites on the Busanga Plains, and you are not allowed to just camp anywhere. This rule is both wise, and effectively enforced.