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Fig Tree Bush Camp

Mukambi also has a luxury bush camp called Fig Tree Bush Camp in a totally remote section of Kafue National Park. The camp's unique location, steps to the banks of the Shishamba River, overlooks a sandy lagoon on one side and vast grasslands on the other. Ultimate African bush vibes level unlocked.

The plains around Fig Tree Bush Camp have sprawling amounts of game, including puku, impala, zebra, hartebeest, sable, roan, elephant, and much more, all attracted into the camp to access the Shishamba River, which also has hippos and crocodiles. Predators like lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena are regular visitors as well as the wild dog who prey on the concentration of game. Fig Tree's game viewing drives are available twice daily, one in the morning at sunrise, and one in the evening, which turns into a night safari.

The plains around Fig Tree Bush Camp have sprawling amounts of game, including puku, impala, zebra, hartebeest, sable, roan, elephant, and much more, all attracted into the camp to access the Shishamba River, which also has hippos and crocodiles.

Predators like lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena are regular visitors as well as the wild dog who prey on the concentration of game.

Get closer to nature than ever before, from insects on the ground to birds in the sky, with a guided walking safari. Indulge in the ultimate romance with a night under the stars. Fig Tree offers "star-beds" which provide an awe-inspiring opportunity to sleep under the vastness of a star-spangled night sky. The star-bed is built on a 4-meter platform with railing and a mosquito net. At the 2-meter mark you'll find a flushing toilet and hand basin. Each platform will have a handheld radio and paraffin lamps for your safety and comfort. You can book a star-bed on arrival in camp at no extra costs.

The camp has 4 tented chalets on 3-meter high platforms above the ground. Three of these unique tents overlook the clear, sandy lagoon, which attracts wildlife to its edge all throughout the dry season, while the 4th looks out onto the open grassland with a view of a popular watering hole. A wooden staircase rises to a stone veranda at the front of each room, where there are a few wicker chairs and a small table.

Twin or double beds are surrounded by gauze windows on three sides, while the en-suite bathroom at the back, with shower, basin and flushing toilet, is enclosed by a reed screen. The camp has an elephantine Fig Tree, hence the name, as its centrepiece, hanging over the dining area opposite the infinity pool. Lagoons are formed seasonally along the Shishamba River, leaving sprawling, sandy beaches along its length. Swinging gently in a shaded hammock on the lagoon's sandy shore, you could just forget you're in the middle of the bush. Unwind under the illustrious African stars after supper, around a hearty campfire, encompassed by the sounds of the bush.

Kafue National Park

Read more about the Kafue National Park and see what it has to offer.