Proflight boosts tourist arrivals in Kafue

Proflight Zambia is helping to boost tourism with its scheduled flights to Kafue National Park.

The airline flies direct to Lufupa airstrip in the park on Mondays and Fridays, leaving Lusaka at 12h30 and returning at 14h15. From July 15 until August 18, it will add additional regular flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays, which are available on request until then.

Proflight Director of Government and Industry Affairs, Philip Lemba, said: “The Kafue National Park is a tourism gem; a place where serious safari lovers can have an authentic wildlife experience. This addition to our schedule reaffirms Proflight Zambia’s role in promoting and facilitating Zambian tourism.”

The relaunch of the service to Lufupa airstrip coincides with the 2018 safari season on request. The flights along the route are to be operated by the Cessna Caravan with capacity of between 10 and 12 passengers.

Proflight also flies to Kalabo in Western Province on Wednesdays and Saturdays. This will encourage tourism to the country’s largest national park, improving local business for lodges, camps and other small enterprises near the park.

Lemba further highlighted how the airline’s services offer an alternative to road travel, which tends to be stressful and time-consuming over longer distances. “Today’s passengers are more conscious of the time spent in transit, in addition to other factors, and this increasingly influences their decision on whether to make a trip or not,” he said.