Busanga Bush Camp
Kafue National Park, Zambia
Busanga Bush Camp is located in the north-western sector of the Kafue National Park on the Busanga flood plain. The camp has only four tented rooms, making it ideal for a more exclusive safari experience for families and groups of friends.
At a Glance
The Busanga Plains have some of the best lion viewing in Africa
Enjoy meals al fresco, surrounded by the signs of the African bush
Enjoy full day safaris and stop for a picnic lunch under some shady trees
Enjoy a hot air balloon safari over the plains and see the wildlife from a unique angle
Only four well-appointed en suite tented rooms, allowing for a more exclusive safari
Be sure to go on one of the night game drives as it gives you a unique opportunity to see a diverse range of wildlife, rarely seen in the day.Scott Dunn team
Head out for a full day game drive to see more of the plains and have a picnic lunch under and a siesta under some shady trees.Scott Dunn team
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Busanga is a unique and authentic safari camp hidden away on an island overlooking the Busanga Plains. The Busanga Plains are seasonal floodplains that extend all the way to the horizon, allowing for uninterrupted views and amazing sunrises and sunsets. The plains are dotted with small 'islands' which are dominated by the Wild Fig and Date trees. The lounge and bar area is under canvas and set back slightly from the main tent is the dining area, which is set under a canopy of trees and is lit up at night by a stunning chandelier.
As the lodge is situated on a floodplain the wildlife does change over the seasons, and as a result the camp only operates during the dry season, from the beginning of June to the end of October every year, when the game life is at it best. From the camp, you can see large numbers of wildlife as they graze their way across the plains and closely followed by their predators. Lion, cheetah, wild dog and the elusive serval have all been spotted in the area.
Busanga Bush Camp specializes in unique game drives and guests can take a 3-hour night drive to gain a unique glimpse into Busanga's nocturnal creatures including genet, civet and leopard. For the bird watching enthusiasts there is a 3-hour specialist birding safari where guests can try and spot some of the 491 different species of bird that are in the area.
There are only four well appointed tented rooms at Busanga, making it ideal for families or small groups of friends to take out on a completely exclusive basis. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with al fresco showers and the private verandas have a hammock set up so you can relax and enjoy the views straight from your own bedroom.
Busanga Bush Camp accepts children 12 years of age and over.
The main bar and lounge area are tucked away under the shade of the trees and the dining area has a stunning chandelier set above the table, making for romantic meals surrounded by the sounds of the African bush.
Busanga Bush Camp has a wonderful range of game drives on offer including night drives and specialist bird watching game drives. Hot air balloon safaris can also be organized and are an incredible way to see the Busanga Plains from a unique perspective. Early on in the season, before the water has disappeared, boating excursions along the many waterways can also be organized.
Location & Directions
Kafue National Park, Zambia
Busanga Bush Camp is situated on the northwest side of the Busanga Plains, a seasonal wetland area in the Kafue National Park.
When to go
Busanga Bush Camp is open from the 1st July every year and closes on the 31st of October.
Zambia has a moderate to sub-tropical climate with three distinct seasons: from November to March is the Emerald, or the rainy season, April to July is Zambia's winter, when the weather is cool and dry, and August to October is summer, when the weather is hot and dry. In terms of game-viewing, the drier months, meaning a higher concentration of game at the permanent water sources, are a superb time to visit. Alternatively come for some superb bird-watching at the end of the rains.