Trip to Kafue National Park
KAFUE NATIONAL PARK
Last week we went to the Kafue National Park.
We had a fabulous trip. The river is wonderful up there, with all the interesting rocks – it is so pretty. Fishing was good with bream, pike and barbel being caught.
We had a trip up to the Busanga Plains which was a great day. On the way we stopped at Treetops - the schools camp which was a treat for me. I served on that committee for 12 years so it was great to see that it is still looking good and still being used by the schools for educational trips.
The Plains are extremely dry and wildlife is in abundance. We saw roan antelope, red lechwe, wildebeest, warthogs, hippos out of the water and had fun watching a troop of monkeys with all their antics! Birdlife was also good and a highlight was seeing a Bataleur in a tree. On the way we saw lots of ellies. It is great to see them coming back to the park.
The best part of the day was when we saw two cheetahs lying on the top of an anthill. I have never seen these in the wild so this was very exciting.
The Plains really are amazing – the vista stretches for miles and there is no one there. What a place to have lunch!
In camp, we had a problem with a hyena that raided every night. It attacked cold boxes, furniture and the fridge – even putting a tooth through the front of it! It was determined to find any food. This is how we managed to keep him out of the fridge the next night!
As we were driving out of the park we were extremely lucky to see 8 lionesses not far from the road. They were very interested in us as we tried to get a bit closer to them, standing up and checking us out! This was very exciting as lions have not been seen in this part of the park for a while.
On our way home we popped into MUKAMBI SAFARI LODGE. As always we were greeted with open arms. This is such a lovely lodge and what is best about it is that it is really so close to Lusaka.
For a peaceful getaway, look no further than Mukambi Safari Lodge, or have a look at Fig Tree Camp or Mukambi Plains Camp as well.
Until next week..