The wonders of Zambia’s largest national park – Kafue – will be more accessible thanks to the new route being launched by Proflight Zambia from July 1.

News of the new service to the remote Busanga Plains was enthusiastically received on Proflight’s Facebook and Twitter pages – @proflightzambia – with followers expressing their delight the opportunity fly to the park rather than undertake the long journey by road.

“This latest addition to Proflight’s extensive domestic route network provides another exciting destination for local and international tourists to enjoy,” said Proflight Director of Government and Industry Affairs Captain Philip Lemba. “We urge all those with a curiosity for exploring the natural environment to take advantage of this new direct service from Lusaka to Kafue.”

Driving times to Busanga, which is in the north of the park, can take up to 15 hours, compared with the two-hour flight with Proflight’s twice-weekly scheduled journey from Lusaka. Kafue National Park has a reputation as a tranquil environment with just the right touch of adventure and is home to 55 species of animals, including rare birds, big cats and elephants. Extending to 22,400 square kilometres, the park boasts lodges and camps to cater for all budgets.

Along with Kafue, Proflight Zambia expected to add other routes to its network in the coming months.