A basic camp since 1997, in 2007 the property was overhauled to elevate it into the luxury market. Situated in the northwestern corner of the Kafue National Park, in the famed Busanga Plains area, the camp is refined, and even has an afternoon tea service. The six tented rooms are extremely comfortable, on raised platforms with spectacular views of the surrounding plains. The rooms are large, en-suite with both indoor and outdoor showers. The dining and bar area is elevated so as to take in this vista and each morning’s sunrise; dinner takes place either here or in the cozy boma where you can also enjoy elements of local Zambian culture.
The Busanga Plains are considered one of Zambia’s most important wetlands, as well as a wildlife paradise with a wealth of plains game, predators and birds. The Kafue National Park is one of the largest and most spectacular national parks in Africa. This camp is perfectly situated to see large numbers of plains game and their predators – including some of the best lion and cheetah viewing in Africa.
Many meals are prepared and cooked on the fire in front of you. A maximum of 12 guests can be accommodated at any one time and great emphasis has been placed on the “guided” experience – being led by qualified, enthusiastic people with in-depth knowledge of the area and its wildlife. The guides are among the best in the region. You have the option of game drives in and around the Plains and night drives provide the added excitement of the nocturnal wonders of the area.
This camp is perfectly situated to take advantage of the plains game and predator concentrations of the Busanga Plains, being situated as it is within close proximity to permanent water and having easy access to a mix of seasonal and permanent floodplains. Viewing of species like puku, lechwe and hippo is possible for much of the day from the comfort of your tent or the main deck, while the camp’s fig trees ensure both shade and constant bird activity in the canopy above.
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.