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Busanga Bush Camp

Kafue National Park, Zambia
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Run by Wilderness Safaris this camp has four high roofed tents under thatch with bathrooms. The large numbers of plains game such as puku, red lechwe, buffalo and wildebeest and a resident herd of roan antelope mean that game drives, walking safaris and guided night drives are very rewarding. Notable predators are lion, cheetah and wild dog. The activities in this camp include game driving, hot air balloon safari, boating and birding. As the floodplains dry out more game is attracted.

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Busanga Bush Camp is run by Wilderness Safaris. The large plains have a numbers of animals that include such puku, red lechwe, buffalo and wildebeest and a resident herd of roan antelope. The Busanga Plains provide some of the best lion viewing in Africa. For those interested in birding, the park boasts 491 species, including as the endemic Chaplin's barbet.

Busanga Bush Camp is hidden in a tree island of sycamore fig trees. The camp has four well-appointed en-suite tents each with a veranda to take in the sweeping views. 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, other meals are served in the open air. The lounge and bar area is under canvas with an uninterrupted view out over the plains.

Busanga Bush Camp lies in the heart of the Busanga Plains, where the mist rises off the floodplains as they dry up in winter, incredible sunrises and sunsets are experienced. Hippos are abundant and often found in large pods.

Things to do at Busanga Bush Camp

Busanga Bush Camp provides activities that include day and night game drives that are

led by experienced guides who are knowledgeable about the area and its wildlife. The camp also provides boating during the early part of the season while hot air balloon safaris run between September and November.

Game drives

Game drives in open vehicles allow guests to view large numbers of animals that include puku, red lechwe, buffalo and wildebeest and the rare roan antelope. The lions, cheetahs and wild dog are also to be seen. Busanga Bush Camp also provides night game drives to offer a glimpse into Busanga Plains. A diverse range of species may be seen at night, including genet, civet, owls and occasionally the elusive leopard.

Hot Air Balloon Safari

Busanga Bush Camp provides one of the most exclusive wildlife ballooning in Africa. This activity takes you into the skies in style. Watch hippos playing far below and fly eye to eye with an eagle. This experience (complimentary for guests who stay three nights or more) ends with a champagne breakfast. (August to October)


In the early year while the Busanga Plains are still covered in water. A boating excursion during this time allows for exploration of the channels.

Bird watching

Birding fanatics will be amazed by the specialist birding safari. The area is also alive with rollers, bee eaters, kingfishers, herons and large flocks of storks.

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