Musekese Camp is owned and operated by two safari enthusiasts, Phillip Jeffery and Tyrone McKeith, who dreamed of introducing people to this remote and beautiful part of Zambia to enjoy walking safaris, still one of the main activities offered here. Musekese Camp was constructed with the help of the local community, many of whom are now exployed here, and the result is a welcoming, rustic camp by a permanent lagoon where you watch animals and birds as you relax.
Walking safaris are arguably the best way to explore and get a feel for the bush, imbued with a sense of immediacy and total immersion in nature. With the expert knowledge of your guide you are able to spot signs and tracks, observe insects, learn about differennt plants, and there's the prospect of encountering bug game too! You also have the chance to set out in a 4x4 to cover larger distances and enjoy different areas and habitats of Kafue National Park. Among the wildlife you can expect to see are buffalo, elephant and many species of antelope, with predators including lion, leopard and, occasionally, cheetah. Birdlife is profuse, with some 200 species seen in the camp's vicinity, and specialised bird watching walks are arranged. The camp's boat is available for cruises on the Kafue River, and more wildlife viewing opportunities.
Activities are balanced by time spent resting in camp, enjoying conversation and browsing through reference books in the lounge, watching animals by the lagoon and savouring high quality cuisine round the communal dining table. Your chalet is a simpe structure of reed with a thatched roof. There is a spacious open air bathroom with a traditional bucket shower, and you have a shaded veranda for secluded relaxation.
Open: Musekese Camp is open from the beginning of May to the end of November annually.
Location: The camp is in the north of Kafue National Park, facing a permanent lagoon. It is the only camp in the area. The nearest airstrip is Lufupa, from where you travel by road and river to Musekese. Driving time from Lusaka is 5 – 7 hours, depending on traffic.
Rooms: There are 4 guest chalets built of reed and thatch, with en-suite, open air bathrooms which include a flush toilet and a bucket shower.
Activities: Morning and afternoon game drives, walking safaris, boat rides on the Kafue River and bird watching walks are the activities offered at Musekese Camp. The maximum group size for activities is 6.
Facilities: The lounge is set beneath a thatched roof, and has ample seating and coffee tables. There’s a selection of reference books and board games, and drinks are available from the bar. Meals are eaten at the communal dining table, and outdoors. There are battery charging points. This area leads out to a large viewing deck overlooking the lagoon. There is a laundry service. The camp uses solar power and has a generator as back-up.
Dining: The menu at Musekese Camp has been created by a Michelin-star trained chef, so the food promises to be first rate. Meals are eaten as a group.
Children: Children aged 14 and older are welcome. This is the minimum age for walking safaris. Parents need to keep their children under supervision.
Health: This is a malarial area
Communication: There is no Wi-Fi or mobile phone signal. The camp has internet for emergency use.
Notes: Musekese Camp does not accept credit or debit cards. Extras must be paid for in cash.
"A little corner of heaven! I loved every moment here. Was impressed with the guiding; relished the meals; enjoyed the simplicity of my tent & appreciated the views. Have great admiration for the aspirations of Jeffrey & Tyrone for their area of Kafue. With their enthusiasm they should do well. Want to go back!"