Busanga Bush Camp, Kafue, Zambia

Busanga Bush Camp is an Adventures Camp

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.

Walking Safaris

Experiencing Kafue on foot is a remarkable way to enjoy the small wonders of the Park and to view general game and a variety of bird species. Walking safaris are always done with a Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) Scout. *Seasonal and subject to availability of a ZAWA scout and qualified walking guide.

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  • 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