The Busanga Plains: 10 Years of Wildlife Increase

Feb 26, 2018 Conservation
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Wilderness Safaris has been present on the Busanga Plains in northern Kafue National Park, Zambia since 2006.

A staggering 24 ungulate species occur here… from the diminutive blue duiker all the way up to eland and buffalo at the heavier end of the spectrum. By contrast the best game viewing areas of the Okavango or Hwange have around 17 or 18 species.

In the 12 years we have been operating here we have been delighted to see the resurgence of the area – the result of a frontier ecotourism presence generating revenue for the park operational budget and serving as a catalyst for a variety of conservation and community projects.

Our recent aerial survey (October 2017), ten years after our first (October 2007), revealed significant growth in populations of a variety of species occupying the different habitat zones.

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