The Busanga Plains dominate the northern portion Kafue National Park

Dec 13, 1996

At 750 square kilometers the Busanga Plains dominate the northern portion Kafue National Park, Africa’s oldest and largest national park. Under water for 7 months of the year, the plains are only accessible during the dry season as the water recedes and the wildlife compete for ever dwindling resources of food and water. And there is no better way to see this than from a hot air balloon where the warren disappearing of channels of the Lufupa River is readily apparent. Here 2 pods of hippos (Hippopotamus amphibius) are seen working upstream in the early morning.

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