On September 8th 2014, Zambian airline Proflight Zambia announced that it would start flying to Kafue National Park in 2015, adding a tenth domestic destination to its schedule and further opening up the area to tourism.
Proflight will begin operating flights during the dry season, when accessibility and wildlife viewing are at an annual peak, from July 1 to October 31, 2015.
If the operation comes out as successful, the airline will look at more frequency and a longer season in 2016.
Flights will operate between Lusaka and Chunga and the schedule is designed to facilitate numerous connections, including international outbound connections with Emirates and South African Airways, as well as domestic outbound and inbound connections with Mfuwe, Lower Zambezi and Livingstone.
According to a Proflight Zambia press release, the new addition to the airline’s route network will « Provide a fast and reliable way for domestic and international tourists to enjoy the world-class safari and wilderness experiences of the park ».
Located in the center of Zambia’s Western Province, Kafue is the oldest and largest national park in Zambia and among the largest national parks in Africa with 22,400 square kilometers.
Kafue National Park was established as a National Park in the 1950′s by legendary conservationist Norman Carr.