Busanga Bush Camp, Kafue, Zambia

Busanga Bush Camp is a Classic 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.

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Latest News From Busanga Bush Camp

  • Busanga Bush Camp – July 2015
    Aug 31, 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
    May 26, 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
    Nov 26, 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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As recommended on TripAdvisor

“ We reveled in the space, the beauty of the plains and the game viewing was terrific (wonderful guides up there, Lexon, Ferrison etc) One day, we saw ten different adult lions (and only one other car) what more do you want? ”
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Reviewed by: jcb0540, 2013.08.26