Experience one of Africa’s wildlife meccas from the elegance of Busanga Bush Camp. A rustic camp with so much character. Spend magical nights in a partially enclosed chalet – the best spot, in harmony with nature. Listen to the serenading birds and fall asleep to the sounds of nocturnal animals. A safari here is not just about the big game. Get a bird’s eye view of the Busanga Plains aboard a hot air balloon and watch the spectacular misty, pink sunrises.

The vast, meadow-like Busanga Plains extend in all directions around the camp, offering a remarkable sense of freedom and possibility. The plains teem with birds and grazing antelope, while misty mornings and evenings are illuminated by unique pink sunrises and dusks. With just four well-appointed rooms, this dry season-only camp captures the authentic spirit of safari style and warm Zambian hospitality. The spectacular views from the camp itself, and the wildlife encounters during day and night game drives and guided walks, let guests get acquainted with the plains; a hot air balloon ride provides phenomenal panoramas and a different perspective. INSIDER TIP: Special sightings to look for include lion, cheetah, roan antelope and puku to name a few.

Busanga Bush Camp lies in the heart of the Busanga Plains, a vast mosaic of expansive, grassy seasonal floodplains that extends to the horizon. The camp, nestled in a vegetated island of fig trees, can accommodate eight guests in four well-appointed tents. The lounge area is under canvas looking out over the floodplain; breakfast is often served here to take in the view of herds of lechwe and puku. The dining area lies under the shady canopy of a majestic tree from which an unusual lantern chandelier hangs, romantically lighting up dinner.

Activities include game drives, walking safaris and night drives, led by qualified guides. Thanks to the rising mist off the floodplains as they dry up in winter, guests can experience incredible sunrises and sunsets, with the sun a spectacular pink colour, while the floodplains teem with wildlife and birds. A special experience is an exclusive hot air balloon ride (August – October), ending with champagne breakfast.

NOTE: Busanga Bush Camp is open seasonally between 01 June and 31 October each year.

Unique Selling Points

  • An original and authentic traditional safari camp
  • Plains game abundance and diversity: lechwe, puku, roan – and excellent lion
  • The most exclusive wildlife hot air ballooning in Africa (complimentary for three-night stays)

Busanga Bush Camp Room Exterior

Nestled within a vegetative island of sycamore fig trees and wild date palms on the north-west side of the Busanga Plains within the Kafue National Park lies Busanga Bush Camp. Though not as majestic as its sister camps, Kapinga Camp and Shumba Bush Camp, it is certainly a first class little Zambia accommodation with a very rustic approach.
Experience one of Africa’s wildlife meccas from the elegance of Busanga Bush Camp. A rustic camp with so much character. Spend magical nights in a partially enclosed chalet - the best spot, in harmony with nature. Listen to the serenading birds and fall asleep to the sounds of nocturnal animals. A safari here is not just about the big game. Get a bird’s eye view of the Busanga Plains aboard a hot air balloon and watch the spectacular misty, pink sunrises.

Busanga Bush Camp

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