Busanga Bush Camp, Kafue, Zambia

Busanga Bush Camp is an Adventures Camp

4Cs Projects at Busanga Bush Camp

As a camp dedicated to sustainable conservation and community, Busanga Bush Camp is intimately involved in projects that support these as well as the rest of the 4Cs principles.


Anti-Poaching in Kafue

Prior to our presence, Kafue saw significant poaching in the 1980s and game numbers declined before beginning to recover in the 1990s with the growth of ecotourism in Zambia. Wilderness Safaris currently supports the game scouts and anti-poaching units of the Zambian Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) logistically and financially year round.

Kafue Lion Project

Wilderness Trust funded a strategic management plan for lions in the greater Kafue National Park (KNP) system, including the surrounding Game Management Areas, which is contributing towards a better understanding and the sustainable management of the lion populations of KNP and Zambia as a whole.

Community Initiatives

As Wilderness Safaris began to operate in Kafue, opportunities arose to partner with the local people. Employment opportunities were the first step, initially in construction as more than 150 casual labourers from remote surrounding villages helped to build the camps, and then later in the camps. With permanent employment has come training and skills development.

Energy-saving Initiatives

Busanga Bush Camp is powered by a hybrid system, combining a diesel powered generator that charges a bank of batteries which in turn supplies the camp with electricity through an inverter. Thanks to this, the generator only needs to operate for eight hours a day as opposed to 24 hours. In addition, each guest tent has its own small solar panel and battery for hot water. Our Zambia camps in fact pioneered the use of innovative energy-saving systems, now used lower the environmental footprint across any of our camps that are not 100% solar powered.

Latest News From Busanga Bush Camp

  • Busanga Bush Camp - June 2016
    Jun 7, 2016

    We had a superb sighting of a lilac-breasted roller catching and eating a small snake near Busanga Bush Camp – a very uncommon sighting and something that thrilled both our guide, Emmanuel, and his guests…

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  • Busanga Bush Camp - October 2015
    Oct 27, 2015

    Busanga Bush Camp guide Newton describes one day’s sightings of lion, cheetah and leopard as one of his best guiding days yet…

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  • Busanga Bush Camp - September 2015
    Sep 25, 2015

    Besides Busanga’s legendary lions, elephant and roan antelope, a herd of sable antelope, oribi, serval, civet, side-striped jackal and spotted hyaena kept guests entertained and their cameras clicking furiously…

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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, 11 October 2015