Busanga Bush Camp

Kafue, Zambia

On Request

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Busanga Bush Camp

As the rising mist off the Busanga plains dry up in winter, you can experience incredible sunrises and sunsets, with the sun a spectacular pink. On the floodplains, dambos teem with wildlife and birds; allowing some of the best lion viewing in Africa.


We Love
  • The Camp uses innovative energy-saving systems, which are being used as a model to lower the environmental footprint across the entire portfolio of Wilderness camps in the region.
  • The Camp employs eight game scouts seconded from the Zambian Wildlife Authority to conduct anti-poaching patrols from the camps.  
  • The Camp promotes and supports surveys and research projects, contributing to the understanding of the local environment.
Need to Know
  • All drinks are included in the nightly tariff, with the exception of imported premium spirits.
  • Children of 6 years and older are accommodated.
  • Electricity and hot water are supplied via solar panel and geysers. A small diesel generator provides a back-up source of energy.


Busanga Bush Camp lies in the heart of the Busanga Plains, a vast mosaic of expansive, grassy seasonal floodplains that extends to the horizon. Nestled in a vegetated island of fig trees,

Busanga Bush Camp can accommodate eight guests in four well-appointed tents. The lounge area is under canvas looking out over the plains; breakfast is often served here to take in the view of herds of lechwe and puku. The dining area lies under the shady canopy of a majestic tree from which an unusual lantern chandelier hangs, romantically lighting up dinner; most meals are served in the open air.

The Busanga Plains are extensive floodplains interspersed with tree-islands and edged with miombo woodland. As the dry season progresses and the floodplains dry up, large herds of puku, lechwe and wildebeest begin to move onto the plains to graze, followed by other plains game ranging from zebra and buffalo to roan and oribi. Predators include resident prides of lion, cheetah and occasionally wild dog. Kafue boasts 491 bird species, with Rosy-throated Longclaws, the rare Crowned Cranes and other specials found here.

Activities at Busanga Bush Camp include game drives, walking safaris and night drives, led by qualified guides who are extremely knowledgeable about the area and its wildlife. For those interested in birding, the park boasts 491 species, including endemics such as Chaplin's Barbet.

Getting There

Busanga Bush Camp is located on the Busanga Plains in the northern part of the Kafue National Park. The Camp can be reached by air from Livingstone in 1 hour 45 minutes and from Lusaka in 1 hour 10 minutes. Transfer from the Plains Airstrip between June-July takes approx.  20 minute drive to the mokoro pick up point and another 30 minutes to the camp. Between August and November, it takes approx. 40 minute road transfer from airstrip to camp. The Kafue is a vast wilderness area and self-driving is not advised.

Busanga Bush Camp Kafue, Zambia