Mukambi Safari Lodge

Mukambi Safaris, situated in the untouched Kafue National Park, offers a variety of safari options for the discerning traveller. Escape to Mukambi Safari Lodge, Busanga Plains Camp or Fig Tree Bush Camp, for a unique African experience in the heart of Zambia. Enjoy walking safaris and game drives where you are likely to encounter elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah and hippo as well as an incredible variety of birdlife.

Welcome to Mukambi Safari Lodge, where it all began. Often referred to as “The Gateway to The Kafue National Park”, the lodge is situated on the banks of the glistening Kafue River. Live in the company of the local wildlife which find sanctuary around the lodge area including impalas, baboons, monkeys, elephants, hippos, leopard, jackal and even a small pride of lion; and of course, our resident wild cat Mauw! Seamlessly fitting into the surrounding wilderness the lodge has been designed with nature in mind. Thatched ceilings keep the interiors cool and wooden decks overlook the rambling river. After your game drive or fishing trip, cool down in the infinity pool while the hippos wallow in the river below or relax with a cold drink in hand in one of our lounge areas offering stunning panoramic views. Peruse our curio shop full of local treasures, proudly made by the women’s community group or indulge in a relaxing massage whilst listening to nature. As evening draws, chat to one of our friendly and knowledgeable guides on an activity or around the campfire before retiring to the comfort of your room and the sounds of the African night.

Mukambi Safaris’ Fig Tree Bush Camp is tucked away in one of the most undiscovered parts of Kafue National Park. The luxurious tented camp comprises four tented chalets elevated on 3-metre high platforms. Three of them offer spectacular views over the Shishamba River while the fourth faces the grassy plains and waterhole. Take a dip in the infinity pool or do some game viewing from the boma, whilst a variety of animals wander to and from the lagoon below throughout the day.

The famous Busanga Plains in the North of Kafue National Park is home to Mukambi’s seasonal Busanga Plains Camp. The unique wetland ecosystem covers 720km² of palm groves, papyrus-choked reed beds and lily-covered lagoons supporting an abundance of African wildlife and bird species. Look out for lion, cheetah, African buffalo, hippo, oribi, Roan antelope, lechwe, zebra, Blue Wildebeest and large elephant herds. Busanga is a birder’s paradise with over 500 recorded species.

The luxurious tented camp consist of four en-suite tents overlooking the beautiful Busanga Plains. A central communal area comprises of a raised boma and dining area with views over the expansive plains and tree-studded islands where fig trees and wild date palms draw their nutrients from the remains of giant anthills. Take a refreshing dip in the pool or sunbathe on the wooden deck whilst taking in the resplendent landscape. For even better views of the floodplain climb up onto the wooden viewing platform on stilts nestled up in the characteristic fig tree above the boma. Busanga is a special place, like no other you will encounter in Africa. Visit this pristine area with Mukambi Safaris, offering a “home away from home” feel, with professional and friendly staff, for a unique and memorable safari experience.

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Number of Rooms: 14

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