At 22 000 square kilometres, Kafue is the largest national park in Zambia with the greatest biodiversity with 480 birds and 15 mammal species. It was established as a National Park in the 1950’s by the legendary Norman Carr, and remains little-known and largely unexplored. Vast tracts of its virgin bush remain untouched. The Lunga and Kafue Rivers offer boating and birding, but the game-viewing highlight is the Busanga Plains in the north. This is a dry season destination with the best months being from June to October.