The camp is a huge hit with safari enthusiasts who are looking for an authentic experience and less ostentatious accommodation than other options to be found in the area. Wilderness Busanga Bush Camp also offers a more economical price than its sister camp, Shumba Camp, and we actually prefer this camp’s location.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Located to the north-west of Busanga Plains, this is an exciting camp that is fairly simple yet also very high end. It is set in the heart of Kafue National Park. To get here, guests can either take a light aircraft flight lasting about 90 minutes from Lusaka, or a 2-hour flight from Livingstone to an airstrip in the Kafue. This is followed by a road transfer to the camp.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES AT WILDERNESS BUSANGA BUSH CAMP:
The four rooms of Wilderness Busanga Bush Camp, which all have internet access, are set back into the edge of an island of trees that has lovely views over the plains. It is a fantastic, intimate setting, complemented by the small size of the camp and its easy-going approach to service and hospitality.
ACTIVITIES AT WILDERNESS BUSANGA BUSH CAMP:
We are big fans of Busanga Plains, especially during the dry season, from July to October, when the game is at its most impressive. However, for the rest of the year, we view Busanga Plains, and the entire Kafue for that matter, as a destination for old safari hands only. During peak season, the best activities to try include game drives by day and by night, as well as walking safaris.
Expertly guided game drives- Game drives take place in the company of a knowledgeable and experienced guide, during early morning and late afternoon. Wildlife highlights include lion, wildebeest, cheetah, wild dog, puku, red lechwe, oribi, and Lichtenstein’s hartebeest.
Boating safaris- Operated at the start of the season, these are dependent on water levels and offer incredible birding.
Birding safaris- For birding enthusiasts, the park also boasts 491 species, including endemics such as Chaplin’s barbet. Guests will have ample opportunities to spot the many species during a walking safari or game drive.
*This property is unfenced and located in a wildlife area, so large and potentially dangerous animals do pass through. If you opt to stay here, always be alert when walking around the camp and request for a member of staff to escort you if you have any concerns. Any guest is escorted after dark as a matter of course.