Lodge chalet under trees lit up at nightLodge chalet under trees lit up at night

Busanga Bush Camp

From: $735.00

Busanga Bush Camp sits on a lush island in the heart of the northern Kafue National Park. Grassy seasonal floodplains extend to the horizon displaying incredible sunrises and sunsets with fantastic predator sightings. Four luxury en-suite tents provide wide open views of the area.


Busanga Bush Camp

Kafue National Park

Busanga Bush Camp has just four chalets that are shaped in the Meru-style. Mosquito netting has been used for the top section allowing cool breezes to penetrate in the hotter parts of the day. Each room is graced with a queen size bed, en suite bathroom, showers and toilet.

The main lodge has been placed in the center of the camp, made from local wood it has splendid views of the plains. Facing East its also an ideal location for sunrises while being served your breakfast. Lechwe and Puku feed right in front of the camp, fairly safe in the knowledge that predators won’t come near the lodge – though kills in camp at night are not unheard of. The dining area is set under the trees a little back from the main tent and at night is lit up with lanterns making it a romantic setting.

A modest library with reference books is available with tea and coffee close at hand. A small viewing deck has been constructed around a Sausage Tree – beware when standing under it for falling fruit!

From around November to June the plains are mostly flooded and with the extra water the vegetation can be incredibly green and lush.Birding is always good with permanent water and antelope to disturb insects and fertilize the area. As the water dries what vegetation remains stays nutritious for many months due to the subterranean water.

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Consider a few nights at Shumba Bush Camp. If the southern area of Kafue is your choice of African safari destination then explore Nanzhila Plains Camp or Kayila Camp in the Lower Zambezi.

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How to Get There

Fly In

Fly into Lusaka with either Kenya Airways, South African Airways, Air Namibia or Ethiopian Airlines.

On arrival in Lusaka you will be met by your safari representative who will assist you to your light aircraft for your flight to Plains Airstrip in Kafue.

You will be met at the airstrip and enjoy a game drive for the 40 minute drive to camp.

For assistance with meeting on arrival in Lusaka and flights to Shumba get in touch with us.




  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Twice daily activities
  • Park fees
  • Laundry
  • Local drinks


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Internal flights to and from camps
  • Airport taxes
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature



  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Boat excursions
  • Specialist birding
  • Star gazing and identification


  • Hot air balloon trips ($200 per person; weather dependent)

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