This is a small tented camp with just four large rooms situated on a palm island in the heart of the game rich Busanga Plains in Kafue National Park.
This unique wetland area is accessible only by 4WD vehicles. The independently owned camp is open for 4 months each year, between July to October. The safari tents are spacious with mossie nets, ensuite, open air bathrooms with flush loos and bucket showers. The main dining and lounge area is on a raised deck providing views across the open plains and to a fig tree and palm island opposite the camp. This is where guests gather for meal times and convivial chat around the fire before retiring to their tents.
The area is home to big herds of buffalo (up to 1000 animals at times), wildebeest, zebra, roan antelope and red lechwe, followed by their predators, plenty of lion and several cheetah. It's also a bird lovers paradise, the birdlife here is spectactular with both crowned and wattled cranes, and ground hornbills that stalk across the plains.
Open: July to October (Specific dates each year - please ask for details).
Location: Deep in the Kafue National Park in the remote Busanga Plains.
Rooms: 4 large tents, 2 twin and 2 double, with en-suite open air bathrooms. Each tent has its own electricity supply.
Activities: Morning and afternoon/evening game drives. Guided walking safaris take place early morning, before the heat of the day sets in.
Facilities: The main dining room and bar are raised on stilts, this is where guests can relax looking out of the plains. There is a cosy fireplace at the end of the deck where you can warm-up on chilly evenings. There is a new addition of a splash pool to keep things cool, and in the trees there is a viewing platform.
Dining: Meals are served communally.
Children: The camp accepts children 12 years of age and over. As the camp is unfenced, children need to be supervised at all times.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: WiFi is available at Busanga Plains, and there is limited mobile reception,.