Busanga Bush Camp
Busanga Bush Camp lies in the heart of the Busanga Plains, a wildlife paradise that is situated in the northern region of the Kafue National Park, one of the largest national parks in Africa.
The Busanga Plains is one of Zambia’s most significant wetland resources and also one of the few areas in the world that remain untouched by development and human activity. Busanga Bush Camp, in the north-western section of the Busanga, is about as ‘wild’ as you can get in today’s world, with an unfenced mosaic of expansive, grassy, seasonal floodplains and “dambos” (open grassy areas that will sometimes fill up with rainwater).
The camp, hidden in a well vegetated tree-island of sycamore fig trees, can accommodate eight guests in four well-appointed tents. The lounge and bar area is under canvas with an uninterrupted view out over the plains; breakfast is often served here to take in the view of herds of lechwe and puku feeding. A little further back is the dining area, shaded by the canopy of a majestic tree from which an unusual lantern chandelier hangs, romantically lighting up dinner; most meals are served in the open air.
Thanks to the rising mist off the floodplains as they dry up in winter, you can experience incredible sunrises and sunsets, with the sun a spectacular pink color, while the floodplains and dambos teem with wildlife and birds; the Plains provide some of the best lion viewing in Africa. Cheetah and wild dog are also to be seen, while the resident herd of roan antelope is a special treat.
Activities include game drives, walking safaris and night drives, led by qualified guides who are extremely knowledgeable about the area and its wildlife.
Kafue National Park is the oldest and largest of Zambia’s national parks, covering around 22500 square kilometers. It is dissected by the Kafue River, which forms scenic islands and spectacular rapids. It is a particular favorite of fishing fans, with pike and bream in abundance, as well as buffalo and lion for wildlife spotters.