Kafue National Park camps - Busanga Bush Camp

Busanga Bush Camp

Busanga Bush Camp was the first camp built in the remote northwest of Kafue. Built entirely under a canopy of majestic fig and ebony trees and overlooking the Busanga Plains, a seasonally inundated grassland dotted with tree islands of which the camp is one.

Operated by Wilderness Safaris with their trademark attention to detail and guarantee of quality the Busanga Bush Camp benefits enormously from only having a capacity for eight guests and thereby avoids being faceless and formulaic but rather remains a camp of great character. It is extremely comfortable, yet wild and remote.

Quite unlike any other biome in the Kafue National Park the Busanga Plains are more reminiscent of the Okavango or the Bangweulu than the miombo and riverine forests that otherwise dominate this wilderness.

Game-viewing here is largely by vehicle, plains do not lend themselves particularly well to walking, although it may be necessary to make part of the journey to camp by boat early in the season and and a float across the plains in a hot air balloon is available (weather permitting) from early August onwards – this being a totally unique proposition in Zambia at present.

Famous for its tree climbing, and very large-maned, lions and for being one of the few placed in Zambia with a realistic chance of seeing cheetah there are a handful of mammal and bird species here that do not occur elsewhere in the park and a big part of the attraction of incorporating a stay on the Busanga Plains is this sudden, sharp contrast.

Mercifully largely free of tsetse flies, who dislike open country, the Busanga Plains work well alone or combined with some other excellent Kafue camps (and we weren't able to say that a few years ago).

Price includes all food and local drinks, laundry and activities. Excludes imported wines and sprits.

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