The Spinal Road is the best road in the Kafue National Park and it is driveable, wet and dry. It connects the southern sector and northern sectors and runs along the west bank of the Kafue River, totally within the park. It’s a good gravel road from south of Lake Itezhi-Tezhi for 160kms to the junction with the 21k road that links with the M9 (Lusaka-Mongu) tar road (another 15kms).. There are seasonal crossings but other than a very occasional flash-flood on the larger rivers in the height of the rainy season the road is driveable all year.
The Spinal Road is featured on the latest version of Tracks 4 Africa. In addition to our Campsite and Bush Camp all the game-loops in the park are marked. Efforts are being made to get the Spinal Road onto Google Maps but located in Zambia it is not proving easy to do.
The central sector of the park is getting more and more popular with self-drivers all of whom really enjoy the pristine bush, lack of other vehicles and people. It’s a relatively undiscovered area of Zambia and one of its best kept secrets. All the campsites on this map have very different scenery and landscapes with varying wildlife too and offer campers a wonderful stay in the KNP.
Lib and Andy hope this map and information will assist with journey plans that provide the opportunity to discover the beauty of the Central and Southern KNP and in particular, Kasabushi Camp.
The driving time from Kasabushi to Nanzhila is 6 hours, to Mayukuyuku 1.30hrs and to Hippo Bay at Lake Itezh-Tezhi it’s 3 hours.