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 Department of National Parks and Wildlife (previously 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 part of the camp with electricity through an inverter. Thanks to this, the generator only needs to operate for eight hours a day. In addition, each guest tent has its own small solar panel and inverter to power LED lights as well as a solar-powered geyser to provide hot water.

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Latest News From Busanga Bush Camp

  • Busanga Bush Camp - August 2017
    Aug 7, 2017

    The sighting of a Ross’s turaco was a thrilling experience for Busanga Bush Camp guests as it is not commonly seen in southern Africa.

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  • Busanga Bush Camp - July 2017
    Jul 5, 2017

    Busanga Bush Camp guests saw a leopard making her kill, which was then stolen by a lion…

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  • Busanga Bush Camp - October 2016
    Oct 9, 2016

    This month at Busanga Bush Camp, a honey badger seems keen on chewing the game drive vehicle’s tyres…

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Reviewed by: Margotsmortgage, 05 September 2016