Busanga Bush Camp, Kafue, Zambia

Busanga Bush Camp is a Classic Camp

A true original at the heart of the Plains

Busanga Bush Camp lies in the heart of the 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.

Hidden on 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. The lounge and bar area is under canvas with an uninterrupted view out over the plains. 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; most meals are served in the open air.


  • The Busanga Plains provide some of the best lion viewing in Africa
  • Hot air balloon rides over endless plains, with hippo and dashing lechwe to be seen far below
  • At certain times,  the rising mist over the floodplains creates spectacular photographic opportunities
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Some things to do at Busanga Bush Camp

  • First time to Africa
  • Travelled to Africa
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  • Drive across the plains to catch sight of the famous lion prides of Busanga.

  • A hot air balloon ride as the sun rises – ending with a champagne breakfast!

  • Enjoy both day and night game drives in open vehicles to see a host of wildlife.


Activities and Facilities:

Game Drive (Day) Game Drive (Night) Hot Air Ballooning (Seasonal) Guided Walks (Seasonal and subject to availability) Birding Boating (Seasonal) Tented Camp Solar-Power No Wi-Fi

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  • Busanga Bush Camp – July 2015
    Jul 21, 2015

    Besides the thrill of spotting a young rosy-throated longclaw , the wildlife highlight of the month at Busanga Bush Camp was undoubtedly seeing the Papyrus Pride with their tiny cub, feeding on a buffalo while the vultures patiently...

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  • Busanga Bush Camp – April 2015
    Apr 21, 2015

    The Shumba and Busanga Bush Camp teams undertake an epic adventure into Kafue National Park to renovate the camps in time for the season opening…

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  • Busanga Bush Camp – October 2014
    Oct 28, 2014

    Now that the water sources around Busanga Bush Camp have dried up, the more elusive cats are being sighted more frequently...

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“ This is simply the most fabulous opportunity to see a wide range of magnificent wildlife. ”
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Reviewed by: Capaccioli, October 11 2015