We reckon Musekese is something special. We love the authentic feel of the camp, combined with its remote location. A fabulous option for seasoned safarists!
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Situated in a very remote and untouched region in Kafue nicknamed ‘Eden’.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
The main areas at Musekese consist of two thatch-roofed buildings, both with an authentic feel. The larger of the two structures houses a comfy lounge with sofas, armchairs, and plenty of colourful cushions! This structure is open fronted, affording amazing views down to the River and beyond. Adjacent to the living area, there is the bar, which is well stocked not only with beverages but also with points for charging equipment, water carriers to take on safari, and even a few reference books too! There is also a large dining table for communal meals. The smaller structure has another table, a map of the Kafue, a good assortment of board games, and a separate WC.
Musekese’s guest accommodation comprises just four canvas tents, all with the same rustic flavour as the main areas. Each has a double bed or twin beds, a side table, and a chest for storing clothes. A shower room is located at the rear of every tent and contains flush toilet, glass basin, and classic canvas-bag safari shower. At the front of each tent there is a grass mat, upon which are positioned two director’s chairs. This is a great place to sit and enjoy the spectacular river views!
There are loads of activities available from Musekese. The most popular is walking safaris, as the remoteness of this part of the park renders some of it inaccessible by vehicle! This is not a particularly game-rich area, so it is best suited to travellers who like to work a little to find their wildlife. All Big Five animals live here, however, so there is a lot of potential – and recent spottings have included the elusive leopard! For add-on viewing, some travellers take up the offer of a day trip to Busanga Plains.
Closer to camp, it is possible to view impressive concentrations of birdlife, via a river cruise using one of the camp’s two boats. The other boat is reserved for fishing excursions, with August, September and October the best months to come and catch some really big bream! Finally, Musekese’s own hide, situated five minutes across the river on a lagoon, is ideal for relaxing while watching the local wildlife. The standard of activities is sky-high, as Phil and Tyrone’s keenness to share their knowledge of the Kafue really shines through!