FIG TREE BUSH CAMP – KAFUE NATIONAL PARK

Fig Tree Bush Camp is situated on the banks of the Shishamba River and is in an isolated part of the central Kafue National Park just a short drive from its sister camp – Mukambi Lodge. The camp has an elephantine Fig Tree as its centre piece, hanging over the dining Boma.

Lagoons are formed seasonally along the Shishamba River leaving sprawling, sandy beaches along its length. Fig Tree Bush Camp has one such beach of its own where you can enjoy the night sky and stars after supper around a hearty campfire.

Spend your nights in one of four luxurious safari tents raised 3 metres off the ground to offer spectacular views of the river on one side and the surrounding plains on the other.

The plains around camp offer the opportunity to see puku, impala, zebra, hartebeest, sable, roan, elephant, lion, cheetah, leopard, serval and much more – all attracted into the camp to access the Shishamba River where you can also see hippo and crocodiles.

LOCATION

Fig Tree Bush Camp is located in a remote area of the central part of the Kafue National Park in Zambia.

CAMP

The Camp has just 4 ensuite luxury safari tents built on 3-meter platforms above the ground giving a spectacular view over the lagoon and the plains towards the entrance of the camp. Three tents overlook the lagoon and tent 4 has a private view of the plains behind the camp offering the chance to spot game during siesta time.

The tents have comfortable beds with mosquito nets and ensuite bathrooms and a veranda with a unique view from the tree canopy.

The main tent has sofas and rattan chairs, rugs and wooden coffee tables and there is a dining area inside the tent. In front there is a small fire pit surrounded by chairs to enjoy a pre or post dinner drink. The camp has a small swimming pool with sun loungers overlooking the surrounding plains.

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ACTIVITIES AND WILDLIFE

The Kafue National Park is named after the Kafue River that runs through the park for over 250 km. It enters the park in the north east and forms Lake Itezhi-Tezhi. Other well-known rivers in the Kafue are the Lunga and Lufupa River which both feed into the Kafue River.

The rivers and lake dominate the landscape in the northern and eastern part of the Kafue National Park.

The Kafue National Park is a unique area and one of the biggest national parks in Africa with many different habitats and a huge variety of mammals and birds. It is Zambia’s biggest and oldest national park and is easily accessed from both Lusaka and Livingstone. It is also one of the least visited parks – an untouched wilderness with a rich diversity of wildlife, stunning landscapes and unspoiled by mass tourism.

The wildlife viewing in the Kafue is divers with large breeding herds of elephant and a good number of larger predators – among them several prides of lion, cheetah, leopard and wild dog. Other animals that you are likely to see are buffalo, zebra, hippo and various antelope species such as impala, puku, sable, hartebeest, bushbuck, roan and waterbuck.

The diversity of habitat makes Kafue National Park also one of the best locations in Africa for birding. The Kafue River, wetlands, savannah and woodland boast an impressive 478 of Zambia’s 733-recorded bird species. Among them African Wattled and Crowned Crane, Fish Eagle, Woolly-Necked Stork, Saddle Billed Stork, Goliath Heron, Ground Hornbill, African Fin Foot, Pel’s Owl, Purple-Crested Lourie and Chaplin’s Barbet amongst others.

Fig Tree is open from May until November each year. It closes during the wet season as the camp inaccessible by road and game drives difficult.

Game Drives – the morning drive departs at sunrise and the afternoon drive (partly a night drive) leaves at approximately 2 hours before sunset. Drives are around 3.5 to 4 hours long. The game drives always begin right from camp and end back in camp.

Walking Safaris – are available from June until November when the camp closes. Grasses are still quite tall and certain areas still a bit muddy which makes walking difficult. Walks leave in the early morning hours after sunrise to avoid the heat of the day. The walks begin right from camp and there is plenty to see along the banks of the Shishamba River. Your guide will show you how the whole ecosystem works together to support the national Park.

A Night Under the Stars – enjoy a night under the stars in one of the star-beds offering a truly unique experience! The star-bed is on a 4 meter platform with a railing and a mosquito net, at 2 meters high there is a flushing toilet and hand basin. Each platform will have a handheld radio and paraffin lamps for your safety and comfort and you can book the star-bed on arrival in camp at no extra cost.

FIG TREE BUSH CAMP IS CLOSED FROM THE 1ST NOVEMBER THROUGH TO THE 30TH APRIL EVERY YEAR

THE CAMP WELCOME FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGED 12 YEARS AND OLDER. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MINIMUM AGE FOR WALKING SAFARIS IN ZAMBIA IS 12 YEARS AND OLDER

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