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Busanga Bush Camp

Kafue

Rating: Mid-range    

Busanga Bush Camp overview

Busanga Bush Camp lies in the heart of the Busanga Plains, a vast mosaic of expansive grassy seasonal floodplains that extends to the horizon. It is run by Wilderness Safaris as part of their 'adventure' range of camps and is small but comfortable in a lovely central location on the plains.

The camp, hidden in a well vegetated tree-island of sycamore fig trees, can accommodate eight guests in four en-suite tents. The lounge and bar area is under a shade roof with an uninterrupted view out over the plains; breakfast is often served here to take in the view of herds of lechwe and puku feeding. There is a fire area in front of this lounge room where guests can sit pre and post dinner with the plains surrounding them.

The 4 rooms are built of reed and canvas and offers views over the extensive Busanga Plains. They have en-suite bathrooms enclosed but roofless. Basic toiletries,insect repellent and torches are supplied in each tent.

Dinners served under the stars, or in the dining sheltered area overlooking the Busanga floodplains. The camp facilities include so a well-stocked bar where guests can relax after their game viewing activities.

This area is well known for its range of game, including wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, cheetah, wild dog and birdlife. This area also provides some of the best lion viewing in the whole of Africa. Guests can enjoy day and night drives and specialist birding drives. Walking is seasonal and safety dependant.

The camp is on the Busanga Plains in the northern part of the Kafue National Park whose floodpains are fed by the perennial Lunga, Lufupa and Kafue Rivers. As the dry season progesses (from May onwards) the floodplains dry up and large herds of puku, lechwe and wildebeest begin to move onto the plains to graze, followed by other plains game ranging from zebra and buffalo to roan and orbi. Predators include resident prides of lion, cheetah and sometimes wild dog.

Photographs courtesy Wilderness Safaris

details

Open:  June to Early November (dates change each year - please check with us). 

Location:   In the heart of the Busanga Plains wilderness in Kafue National Park.

Rooms:  4 en-suite tented rooms with private verandas. 

Activities:   Day and night game drives and guided bush walks. Boat safaris early in the season, water levels permitting. Spend time in the bird hide at Hippo Pools. Hot air balloon rides can be arranged (additional charge). 

Facilities:  There is a central lounge and bar area overlooking the plains and a separate dining area set under thatch.  

Dining:  Meals are served in the thatch dining area or in the open air under the stars.

Children:  The camp accepts children of 6 years old and over with some activities permitting children of 12 years and over. Please be aware the camp is unfenced and children need to be supervised at all times.

Health: This is a malarial area. 

Communication: There is very limited mobile reception, no direct ‘phone or fax and no internet.

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Keith Jones (22/09/2012)

"A fantasic location and great accomodation. This area is so different from others in Zambia and is well worth the effort getting there."

Julie Croucher, Tribes
"This camp had just closed for the season when we visited so it was hard to get a proper feel for it. It's not the normal 'Wilderness' brand of luxury.  It's certainly comfortable but much more rustic and basic.  Go here if you want a small traditional camp in the heart of the Busanga Plains but don't need pools and luxury!"

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