Busanga Bush Camp lies in the heart of the Busanga Plains, a vast mosaic of expansive grassy seasonal floodplains that extend to the horizon. When the mist rises off the floodplains as they dry up in winter, incredible sunrises and sunsets are experienced here, while the floodplains and dambos teem with wildlife and birds.The Busanga Plains are famed for its productive prides of lion. Other predators seen here include wild dog and cheetah which are drawn to the prolific plains game of the area
The Busanga Plains provide some of the best lion viewing in Africa
Hot air balloon rides over endless plains, with hippo and dashing lechwe to be seen far below
At certain times, the rising mist over the floodplains creates spectacular photographic opportunities
Sleep comfortably in unique and luxurious tents
Day 1: Camp arrival
Day 2: Morning game drive. Breakfast and leisure time. Evening game drive.
Day 3: Hot air balloon safari. Leisure time. Boating excursion.
Day 4: Camp departure.
Tailor made itineraries can be made to suit weather conditions and
your preferences. If you have any questions on any activities or
programs, just ask one of our consultants.
There are a wide range of
activities available at the Busanga Bush Camp for guests to engage with the
abundance of flora and fauna. Outdoor activities on offer for guests
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.
Departs - Daily (June to October)
Busanga Bush Camp
Hidden on a tree-island of sycamore fig trees, the camp has four well-appointed en-suite tents each with a veranda to take in the sweeping views. The lounge and bar area is under canvas with an uninterrupted view out over the plains. A little further back is the dining area, shaded by the canopy of a majestic tree from which an unusual lantern chandelier hangs, romantically lighting up dinner; most meals are served in the open air.
Accommodation with private facilities
All meals during your stay
Twice daily scheduled camp activities
Park entrance fees
Selected alcoholic beverages
What's not included?
International and internal airfares
Arrival/departure taxes or reciprocity fees, visa fees where applicable
Any items not mentioned as included
are per person per night and a minimum of 3 nights stay is recommended.
Hotel rates are based on lead-in rooms. Other room types and hotels are
available. Rates are subject to change and different rates may apply
during holiday seasons and special events.