The Spinal Road

Spinal Road map showing campsitesSince Kasabushi’s campsite opened in 2014 so many self-drivers have enjoyed the journey to the camp and their time within the park.

The Spinal Road is the best gravel road in the Kafue National Park and it is driveable, wet and dry.  It connects the southern 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.

All the camps on this map have very different scenery and landscapes with varying wildlife too.

Lib and Andy hope this map and information will assist with journey plans that provide the opportunity to discover the beauty of the Kafue and in particular, Kasabushi Camp.

The average dry season driving time from Kasabushi to Nanzhila is around 5 hours, to Mayukuyuku 1.30hrs and to Hippo Bay at Lake Itezh-Tezhi it’s 3 hours.