A pride of lions walking on the plainsA pride of lions walking on the plains

Northern Explorer – 9 Days

From: $4,700.00

Northern Explorer is an immersion into the vastness of the Busanga Plains in the far North of Kafue National Park. Game drives and walking safaris explore the diverse habitats of this incredible destination with excellent birding. Big cat sightings in these areas are common.


Northern Explorer

Kafue National Park and the Busanga Plains.

Your safari starts and ends in Lusaka.

Northern Explorer takes in two stunning camps in the Busanga Plains of Kafue National Park…

Musekese Camp in the Northern part of Kafue National Park sits under a canopy of riverine vegetation. Overlooking a large floodplain, guests can sit back and observe the diverse and large congregations of wildlife. From the comfort of the chalet or whilst having a drink on the deck, herds of elephant gather to drink and wallow while hundreds of antelope use the water daily, always watchful for one of the resident lion prides in the area.

The camp itself comprises four traditionally thatched chalets, all complete with comfortable beds, luxury linens and locally sourced furnishings. Open air en-suite bathrooms with traditional wood warmed bucket showers and flushing toilets combine style with practicality for a comfortable stay.

The main lounge area at Musekese is under a cool, thatch roof, providing shade in the heat of the day where guests can relax with a book from the library or an ice cold drink. The large main area deck, which extends into the dambo provides excellent  game viewing and bird-watching opportunities. The deck is often used as a stunning site for dinner under the stars

The main boma area for Ntemwa Busanga overlooks the vast and shimmering Busanga Plains. Wildebeest, Zebra, Puku and Buffalo are just some of the myriad wildlife that can be seen from the comfort of the deck. Lion prides are often seen resting on the plains during the day, watched carefully by the other animals and making for some fascinating interactions.

Morning and afternoon game drives are the main activities at the camp with night drives being a special and necessary adventure. Due to the distances involved and the diverse habitats of the area the night drives can be especially interesting and rewarding.

Read our Country Information for travel advice to Zambia.

Consider our 13 day Walking and Water or our 10 day Three Countries tour.

For more information on Kafue National Park and the ongoing conservation efforts, visit Game Rangers International as well as the Zambian Carnivore program.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly to Lusaka, the capital of Zambia with South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways or Emirates.

On arrival in Lusaka you will be met by your safari representative. If you have chosen to fly then you will be assisted to your light aircraft. For road transfers, you will be assisted onto a vehicle for the drive to Kafue National Park.

For assistance with domestic flights to the camp, get in touch with us, we’ll ensure your holiday arrangements are seamless.

Full Itinerary

4 nights at Musekese Camp followed by 4 nights at Ntemwa Busanga Camp.

Spend 4 nights at each of the camps operated by Jeffrey & McKeith Safaris in Kafue National Park.

This is a unique opportunity to indulge in one of the most remote parts of the park and engage in game drives and walking safaris morning and afternoons.




  • Full board accommodation
  • House wines, beers and spirits
  • Walking safaris
  • Game drives
  • Boat excursions
  • Laundry
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Inter-camp transfers


  • Gratuities
  • Transfers
  • Zambia Tourism Levy
  • Personal medical insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • park fees
  • Kafue Conservation Trust contribution

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