Undulating mosaics of miombo woodlands and dambos dotted with russet patches of munga woodland; verdant bands of riparian forests and the lush, swampy wetlands of Busanga make up the breath-taking landscape of Kafue.
Home to one of the largest parks in the world, Kafue protects a wide variety of different environments across a broad, undulating plateau. Snaking through the terrain, the permanent Kafue River is the life source of the region, feeding a veined network of rivers and streams bordered by lush riverine thickets that are home to a plethora of game and birds.
In the far north, the Lufupa River flows into the Busanga Swamps, which flood out over the adjacent Busanga Plains during the rainy season. When the waters recede, a lush carpet of vegetation attracts a vast diversity of game – herds of red lechwe and puku, as well as buffalo, zebra and wildebeest roam the marshy grasslands that are dotted with photogenic 'islands' of wild date palms, sausage trees and fig trees. Famous tree-climbing lions hide in the branches of the trees, while packs of wild dogs search for unsuspecting prey.