Busanga Plains

The Busanga Plains are in the mystical and vastly unchartered northern reaches of Kafue National Park in Zambia. Remote and isolated from the more accessible central and southern areas within the park, Busanga Plains is an exceptional and unforgettable destination; however, it is only open during the dry season of the year from June to October. A small window of opportunity for those seeking the exclusivity and majesty of this area that has become known as a kingdom of lions, where fertile grasslands and a network of vein-like channels sustain a wide population of wildlife.

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Busanga Plains only has one or two safari camps open for operation in the dry season, so the experience for any guest lucky enough to visit seems entirely private. Once the wet season begins, the narrow channels flood and the grasslands disappear beneath the water, leaving only a few islands of dry land. Then, when the water recedes, come June, herds of puku and red lechwe gather to feast on the newly revealed grass. Rare birdlife, like wattled cranes are spotted in this secret paradise, and the lions famously leap over the residual waterways that meander through the grass. This is somewhere incredibly special!

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Busanga Bush Camp

Busanga Bush Camp

Busanga Bush Camp lies on a verdant island in the middle of Kafue’s Busanga Plains. Day and night drives and seasonal boating take in the diverse wildlife in this remote place on the ground, or a hot air balloon ride by air. This intimate camp has just four tents set under leafy fig trees. The main area – under canvas – is a favourite space amongst guests, particularly at sunrise when the rising mist gradually reveals masses of lechwe and puku dotted across the floodplain.

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Shumba Camp

Shumba Camp

Open between 1 June and 31 October each year, Shumba Camp is located in the prestigious Busanga Plains in northern Kafue. The vast mosaic of grassy seasonal floodplains extending to the horizon, mist rising at sunrise, epitomises the wild, remote area. Its diversity can be discovered on game drives as well as boating early in the season or hot air ballooning later on. The stylish camp is built on raised decks on a verdant tree island with six luxury tented units.

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