Busanga Bush Camp
Watch the mist rise off the drying ‘Plains of Plenty’ in winter, when sunrises and sunsets are especially sensational. On game drives or in camp witness unparalleled wildlife extravaganzas, with dramatic predator action. At the start of the season when the water is high, boat through the channels, encountering hippos, crocs, red lechwe, puku, water birds, and countless other species; as the waters recede, see the ‘flying lions’ leap from small island to small island, in pursuit of prey. Marvel at the infinite antelope herds, with more species than anywhere else in Africa. Listen for the iconic cry of the fish-eagle, the soundtrack of Busanga.
Busanga Bush Camp lies on a verdant island in the heart of Kafue National Park’s renowned Busanga Plains, a 600 square-km mosaic of grassy, seasonal floodplains extending to the horizon. Kafue is one of the wildest, most pristine places on Earth, with a vast diversity of wildlife.
Hidden beneath sycamore fig trees, this intimate camp – open only from June to – has just four well-appointed en-suite rooms, each with a deck to take in the sweeping views. The main area – under canvas – is a relaxed airy space with uninterrupted panoramas over the plains. An elevated platform close to camp is a great spot for observing the floodplain in front of camp, inevitably teeming with wildlife. The ‘dining room’ is shaded by the canopy of a majestic tree from which an unusual lantern chandelier hangs, romantically illuminating dinner. Evenings often wind up fireside, under the stars, ending a day of adventure and matchless hospitality.