Busanga Bush Camp, Kafue, Zambia

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Things to do at Busanga Bush Camp

Activities at Busanga Bush Camp include day and night game drives, led by qualified guides who are extremely knowledgeable about the area and its wildlife, as well as boating during the early part of the season while hot air balloon safaris run from August to October.

Game drives

Interpretive game drives in open vehicles allow guests to view large numbers of plains game such as puku, red lechwe, buffalo and wildebeest and even the rare roan antelope. The famous lions of Kafue, cheetah and wild dog are also to be seen.

Guided night drives

Led by a highly trained and knowledgeable guide, night drives offer a glimpse into Busanga Plains’ unique, nocturnal world. A diverse range of species may be seen at night, including genet, civet, owls and occasionally the elusive leopard.

Hot Air Balloon Safari

The most exclusive wildlife ballooning in all of Africa, this activity allows you to take to the skies in style. Gaze over scenic splendour, watch hippo playing far below and fly eye-to-eye with an eagle. This experience (complimentary for guests who stay three nights or more) ends with a champagne breakfast. (August to October)


Early on in the season, the Busanga Plains are still covered in much water. A boating excursion during this time allows for exploration of the channels and their life.

Specialist birding safari

Boasting 491 species, including the endemic Chaplin's barbet, birding enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice on a specialist birding safari. The area is also alive with rollers, bee-eaters, kingfishers, herons and large flocks of storks, to name a few.

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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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Reviewed by: Capaccioli, October 11 2015