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Busanga Plains Camp

The third offering from Mukambi Safaris brings you to a small palm tree island in the middle of the vast Busanga Plains. The most northerly and remote camp in the Kafue, Busanga Plains Camp is a place where authentic African wildlife thrives, and the safari experience is second to none.

The Busanga Plain is 720km2 of palm groves, papyrus-choked reed beds and lily-covered lagoons representing one of the few wetland wildernesses in the world.

The Busanga Plains area is perfectly situated to see large numbers of less common animals such as puku, red lechwe, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, oribi and servals. Its also well known for lions, buffalo, elephant and wildebeest. Cheetah and wild dog are also often sighted, while a special treat is the ‘resident’ herd of rare roan antelope. For birding enthusiasts, the park boasts over 500 species, including endemics such as Chaplin’s barbet & African finfoot. Game drives depart from Busanga Plains camp daily.

The beauty of drives here is the openness of the plains, it guarantees that you will see multiple species in view at once. For more intimate encounters, take a walking safari. The walks take place around the plains surrounding the camp, and is more of a guided nature walk. You can try your luck walking over the ‘floating’ grass, and capture National Geographic worthy photos of the sun rising between the branches of lone Musekese and Fig Trees. Here you also have the opportunity to sleep under the stars with Mukambi's famous star-beds.

Kafue National Park

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