Busanga Bush Camp
Busanga Bush Camp lies on a verdant island in the heart of Kafue National Park's renowned Busanga Plains, a 600 square kilometre (231 square mile) mosaic of grassy, seasonal floodplains extending to the horizon. Kafue is one of the wildest, most pristine, places on Earth, with a vast diversity of wildlife.
Wildlife: The Busanga Plains are famed for its productive prides of lion.
Other predators seen here include wild dog, and cheetah which are drawn to the prolific plains game of the area. Puku, red lechwe, buffalo, and wildebeest are just some of these, while a special treat is the resident herd of roan antelope. As the floodplains dry out more and more, game is attracted from the surrounding woodlands, and it is then that zebra numbers increase, along with sable venturing out onto the plains.
Hippo are abundant as well, and often found in large pods in the channels. For those interested in birding, the park boasts hundreds of species, including the range restricted Fülleborn's Longclaw.
Accommodation: This intimate camp has just four tents set under leafy fig trees. The main area – under canvas – is a favourite space amongst guests, particularly at sunrise when the rising mist gradually reveals masses of lechwe and puku dotted across the floodplain. Outdoor dining takes place under the canopy of a majestic tree from which an unusual lantern chandelier hangs, romantically lighting up dinner.
Purpose: Despite making a capital loss in the Busanga Plains every year – due to its remoteness and shortened tourism season – our presence is critical for the protection of this fragile ecosystem through the support of anti-poaching activities and creating employment.
NOTE: Busanga Bush Camp is open between 01 June and 31 October each year.
Unique Selling Points
An original and authentic traditional safari camp in the heart of the vast Busanga Plains
Plains game abundance and diversity: lechwe, puku, oribi, roan – and famed for its productive prides of lion
Marvel at the infinite antelope herds, with more species than anywhere else in Africa, as the mist rises off the drying "Plains of Plenty" – in winter, sunrises and sunsets are especially sensational
Kafue National Park
14.2053° S, 25.8037° E