There are numerous campsites and lodges/camps offered in and around the park. Most are set overlooking the banks of the Kafue River or otherwise with views to wildlife-rich plains.

An additional ‘bed levy’ is usually included in the rates for the upmarket lodges, but for self-catering stays a US$5 levy is often added to your accommodation bill.

Northern Sector

Other than one highly recommended property, Wilderness Safari Company (Busanga Bushcamp, Lufupa Bushcamp, Shumba Camp) has a monopoly on accommodation in the Busanga Plains (guests are ferried in by a charter flight and a short hop on a helicopter), perhaps the most beautiful part of the park; however, unfortunately there's no camping.

Several other lodges/camps are in the center and northeastern section where you can pitch a tent, and more suited for the self-equipped, independent 4WD crew.

Southern Sector

With the exception of Nanzhila Plains Camp, most of the lodges in the south of the park are lined along the Kafue River, or around Lake Itezhi-Tezhi.