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Busanga Bush Camp
Photo: Dana Allen
Busanga Bush Camp lies in the heart of the Busanga Plains of Kafue National Park, a vast mosaic of expansive grassy seasonal floodplains. The camp, hidden in a well vegetated tree-island of sycamore fig trees, can accommodate eight guests in four well-appointed tents.
The lounge and bar area is under canvas with an uninterrupted view out over the plains; breakfast is often served here to take in the view of herds of lechwe and puku feeding. The dining area is 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.
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 and dambos teem with wildlife and birds; the Plains provide some of the best lion viewing in Africa.
Activities at Busanga Bush Camp include game drives, walking safaris and night drives, led by qualified guides who are extremely knowledgeable about the area and its wildlife.
As the plains dry out, this camp is perfectly situated to see large numbers of plains game such as puku, red lechwe, buffalo and wildebeest, followed by their predators, most notably lion. Cheetah and wild dog are also to be seen, while a special treat is the resident herd of roan antelope.
For those interested in birding, the park boasts 491 species, including endemics such as Chaplin's barbet.