Highlights of Busanga Bush Camp
- Some of the best lion viewing in Africa
- Comfortable unpretentious ambience
- Excellent bird-watching opportunities
- Game drives & walking safaris
Busanga Bush Camp, in the north-western section of the Busanga Plains, in Kafue National Park is about as wild as you can get in today’s world. It lies in an unfenced mosaic of expansive seasonal floodplains and ‘dambos’ (open grassy areas that sometimes fill up with rainwater) and is perfectly situated for some of the best lion viewing in Africa. Though Busanga Bush Camp has been completely rebuilt, it retains its comfortable unpretentious ambience so typical of Zambia safari camps.
The camp, nestled in a vegetated island of fig trees, accommodates just eight guests in four well-appointed tents. These en suite tents offer wall-to-wall views of the spectacular wildlife that frequents the plains in front of the camp. The lounge area is under canvas looking out over the plains; breakfast is often served here to take in the view of herds of lechwe and puku. Most meals are served in the open air: dining is usually under the shade of a majestic tree with its unusual lantern chandelier romantically lighting up the table.
On safari at Busanga Bush Camp
Indeed at Busanga Bush Camp the emphasis is firmly on the game-viewing rather than the décor. The Busanga Plains offers large herds of plains game and their predators, including leopard, wild dog, cheetah and prides of lion up to 20 strong. Sizeable herds of roan antelope, buffalo, blue wildebeest, puku and red lechwe are also part of the everyday scene at Busanga. Activities include game drives, walking safaris and night drives, led by qualified guides who are extremely knowledgeable about the area and its wildlife of Zambia and Africa. Thanks to the rising mist off the floodplains as they dry up in winter, guests can experience incredible sunrises and sunsets.