Busanga Bush Camp, Kafue, Zambia

Busanga Bush Camp is a Classic Camp

4Cs Projects at Busanga Bush Camp

As Wilderness Safaris began 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 open camps. With permanent employment has come training and skills development.


Energy-saving Initiatives

Our Zambia camps, including Busanga Bush Camp, pioneered the use of innovative energy-saving systems, which are being used as a model to lower the environmental footprint across the entire portfolio of Wilderness Safaris camps in all regions.

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. We established a year-round presence in Kafue, employing eight game scouts seconded from the Zambian Wildlife Authority who are based at our camps and conduct anti-poaching patrols from these bases year round.

Kafue Lion Project

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

Latest News From Busanga Bush Camp

  • Busanga Bush Camp - June 2014
    Jun 30, 2014

    Leopard and cheetah spice up the sightings checklist at Busanga Plains this month.

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  • Busanga Bush Camp - October 2013
    Oct 24, 2013

    This month it was all about the lions and their battle for prime territory…

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  • Busanga Bush Camp - September 2013
    Oct 15, 2013

    As the September heat continues, most of the dambos (open swamp areas) in the woodlands are drying up. This has in turn led to an increase in sightings of our rare antelope species, such as sable and eland as they move to the more...

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A Quote From Our Guests

“ 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