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Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park is one of the largest parks in the world spanning a diverse 8,650 square miles (22,400 sq km). Kafu has yet to fully develop as a tourist destination giving excursion in the park an adventurous air. The forested southern portions of the park are soaked in the Lunga and Kafue rivers which gives way to the dry Busanga Plains in the north. Visitors are likely to see lions, cheetahs, elephants, Zebras and a host of other wildlife in their natural environment. Besides enjoying the wildlife through safaris, visitors can enjoy abundant birdwatching and fishing. Kafue is a 200 mile drive west of Lusaka but some of the parks interior roads are dilapidated, especially in the rainy season, making transport across only accessible to 4x4s or chartered flights.

Information & Facts

Language

There are over 73 dialects spoken in Zambia, but the official language is English. All business is in English and most Zambians speak it fairly well.

Money

The Zambian currency is the Kwacha (ZMK), divided into 100 ngwee, but the coins are now worthless and seldom used. It is best to bring travellers cheques, US Dollars or Pounds Sterling which can be exchanged at the many bureaux de change found in the main towns. While most of the tourist hotels, restaurants, travel agents and larger shops, especially in Lusaka and Livingstone, accept credit cards many outlets in the rural areas do not and deal only in local currency. ATMs are available in Lusaka and some of the major towns. Banking hours vary but are usually 8.30am to 2.30pm on weekdays and mornings of the first and last Saturday of the month.

Time

Local time in Zambia is GMT +2.

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