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Zambia » Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park is situated in central-western Zambia. Kafue is the largest park in Zambia and one of the largest in the world. The park spills into three of Zambia's provinces and has an impressive range of over 400 species of birds and abundant wildlife.

The Kafue River and its tributaries help the great diversity of this landscape of rolling grass plains and forests. Much of the park is wooded but opens up at intervals to wide grassy clearings known as 'dambos', where antelopes are attracted to the good grazing. These are punctuated with termite mounds, spouting fig trees and phoenix palms. Predators such as leopard and lion are found here.

A dominant feature of the park is the Busanga Plains - a vast floodplain fed by the Lufupa River system. This floodplain has been known to recede in the dry season, often trapping hippo in shallow pools.

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