Game Drives & Walking Safaris
At Konkamoya, providing an authentic experience of the wild is what we are about!
From the lodge you will be able to see herds of elephants ambling past majestically, and large groups of antelope grazing close-by.
Game drives are one of the best ways to get close to the wonders of the animal world and our drives are led by experienced and highly qualified guides in comfortable open 4×4 vehicles.
These morning and afternoon expeditions will see you exploring for four of the Big Five that are indigenous to the park (elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo), as well as a diverse variety of animals such as cheetah, pangolin, aardvark and the magnificent wild dogs.
The birdlife of the Kafue National Park is also spectacular, with an exceptionally varied list of over 500 species found in the area, including two that are very special to Zambia – the Zambian Barbet (Chaplin’s Barbet), endemic specifically to the area around the park, and the national bird, the African Fish Eagle. Our guides will delight in sharing their knowledge and experience with you as your adventure unfolds.
The morning drive includes a stop for coffee or tea and a snack in an area of outstanding natural beauty, while the afternoon drive will pause to take in the magnificent African sunset over a drink before continuing the search for those shy nocturnal animals under the starry blanket of the sky.
The timings for both the morning and afternoon drives, and walking safaris will be arranged to suit you, on arrival
When night falls the adventures don’t stop! Our guides will drive you deep into the bush to attempt to catch a rare sighting of the aardvark, one of Africa’s most curious and elusive creatures. Primetime to see aardvark is between 22:00hrs and 01:00hrs when they come out of their burrows to dig for termites, and with a 90% success rate for spotting these wonderful creatures, Konkamoya is the place to capture this little bit of animal magic.
(A minimum of a 3-night stay is required to join the Aardvark Expedition).
A short drive away from Konkamoya is the release facility of The Game Rangers International Elephant Orphanage Project. This conservation project works closely with the Department of National Parks & Wildlife to rescue, rehabilitate and release back into the wild many different species of animal – including elephant. The release facility is where these orphans are released back into the wild, to join herds whose traditional migratory paths are close by. It is well worth a visit to understand the effects of poaching and human/wildlife conflict, and the work that GRI is doing within communities to educate and assist.