BUSANGA BUSH CAMP - KAFUE NATIONAL PARK
Busanga Bush Camp - a Wilderness Safaris camp - is a wonderful small and intimate traditional tented camp situated on the game rich Busanga Plains in the Kafue National Park in Zambia.
The camp lies on an island in the heart of the Kafue’s Busanga Plains - a vast mosaic of expansive grassy seasonal floodplains that extend to the horizon. When the mist rises off the floodplains as they dry up in winter, incredible sunrises and sunsets are experienced here, while the floodplains and dambos teem with wildlife and birds. Indeed – due the remoteness and shortened tourism season here – tourism's presence has become critical for the survival of this fragile and extraordinary eco-system.
Busanga Bushcamp is set on the north west side of Busanga Plains which is located in the Kafue National Park in Zambia.
Hidden on a tree-island of sycamore fig trees this small and intimate camp has just four well appointed ensuite tents each with a veranda to take in the sweeping views of the plains.
The main area - which is under canvas – is a relaxed and comfortable space with uninterrupted views out over the plains. The ‘dining room’, a little further back is shaded by the canopy of a majestic tree from which a lantern chandelier hangs.
ACTIVITIES AND WILDLIFE
The Busanga Plains are famed for its big prides of lion. Other predators seen here include wild dog and cheetah which are drawn to the prolific plains game of the area. Puku, red lechwe, buffalo and wildebeest are just some of these, while a special treat is the resident herd of roan antelope. As the floodplains dry out more and more game is attracted from the surrounding woodlands and it is then that zebra numbers increase and sable venture out onto the plains. Hippo are also abundant and often found in large pods in the channels. For those interested in birding, the park boasts 491 species, including as the endemic Chaplin's barbet.
Activities include 4 x 4 morning, afternoon and night drives, walking safaris, balloon safaris, boating and birding.
Wilderness Safaris have offered logistical and financial support of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) through anti-poaching initiatives and aerial surveys, as well as year-round presence since 2006, has contributed enormously to the resurgence of the Plains of Plenty.
BUSANGA BUSH CAMP IS CLOSED FROM 1ST JUNE TO THE 31ST OCTOBER EVERY YEAR
THE CAMP IS FAMILY FRIENDLY AND WELCOMES FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGED 12 YEARS AND OLDER. SMALL GROUPS WHO BOOK OUT THE ENTIRE CAMP FOR THIER PRIVATE USE CAN BRING CHILDREN AGED 8 YEARS AND OLDER.