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Busanga Plains Camp


Rating: Mid-range    

Busanga Plains Camp overview

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 four months each year, between July to October. The safari tents are spacious with mozzie nets, en-suite, 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 1,000 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 spectacular 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: Four large tents, two twin and two double, with en-suite open air bathrooms. Each tent has its own electricity supply.

Activities: Morning and afternoon/evening game drives and guided walking safaris.

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: Wi-Fi is available at Busanga Plains, and there is limited mobile reception.

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client reviews

Keith Jones


Julie Croucher, Tribes
"When we got to this place I thought there was some kind of prank being played, you couldn't even see the camp from where the vehicles stopped, it's so hidden in the palms of an 'island'! The access over a very wobbly 'bridge' was not great and there were one or two housekeeping concerns to say the least. However, since our stay we are happy that changes have been made and I'd be happy to recommend this to anyone - it's the best value camp on the Busanga Plains, a superb location and lovely staff."



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