As one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, this national park has its namesake river, the Kafue running through it for over 250 kilometres. It is vast land dominated by plains and woodlands of teak and mopane. The park is home to a number of rare antelope and other mammals not easily seen elsewhere.
Kafue is one of the largest national parks in Africa, but much of it is inaccessible during the rainy season. So the focus of safaris in this park is in the dry season from July to October. At this time, herds of antelope, lazy lions, large flocks of birds and interesting creatures of the night can be found. Hot-air ballooning is a brilliant way to experience this wilderness.