The game drive offers the greatest opportunity for spotting game as a large area is covered. At Mukambi we start the game drive by crossing the Kafue River by boat. We start the game drive on the other side of the river in an area where other game drive vehicles are seldom seen. The game drives are in the early morning or later afternoon/evening when animals are most active. The main focus of many guests are the big animals, in particular the big cats and elephants.
The Kafue has all the big African cats as well as the smallest. But with our experienced and highly qualified guides you will experience much more. They will tell you about the eco system with all her flora and fauna (if you like you can practice your Latin on scientific names….). A game drive with an experienced guide is much more than just looking for big animals. Birds are fascinating as well and our guides can probably show you birds that you have never seen before.
The Busanga Plains area is perfectly situated to see large numbers of less common animals such as puku, red lechwe, Lichtenstein’s hartebeast, oribi and cervals. But is is also well know for the big lions, buffalo, elephant and wildebeest. Cheetah and wild dog are also often sighted, while a special treat is the ‘resident’ herd of rare roan antelope. For birding enthusiasts, the park boasts 491 species, including endemics such as Chaplin’s barbet.
The boat cruise is more of a relaxing activity which allows guests to put their feet up and enjoy the scenery. Guests can view the vastness of the mighty Kafue and acknowledge the unique eco system which our guides are always more than willing to educate guests about. What impresses mosts guests is that no other boats are see. You can experience the Kafue River without any disturbance of mass tourism.
Sightings are always different, but hippos, crocodiles, different antelopes and sometimes elephant (drinking or crossing the River) are common sightings. The Kafue river also has some of Africa’s largest Nile crocodiles which can all be seen from the safety of our pontoon.
Birdwatchers will be in their element with common sightings like the African Finfoot and other rare birds. Common sightings include; jacana, wattled crane, open and saddle billed stork and a variety of king fisher.
The fishing trip also gives the opportunity to relax and try one’s hand at catching some large fish. Some of the most common fish caught include bream, Kafue bream, silver barbel and Kafue pike.
The walking safaris last a few hours and are more of an educational activity. Large game can be sighted and the guests are also taught about the plant and insect life at their feet.
Our experienced trackers give detailed descriptions of what the animals have been up to and how best to go about finding them. Guests are completely safe as the walking safaris are conducted by our well trained guides.
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