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Busanga Plains Camp

The Plains Camp is the seasonal luxury bush camp of Mukambi Safaris located deep in the heart of the famous Busanga Plains in the north of beautiful Kafue National Park.

A wide variety of species is found on the plains including Lion, Buffalo, Hippopotamus, Lechwe, Side-striped Jackal, and Blue Wildebeest. In addition, large numbers of elephants and 500 bird species are recorded; watch for roan antelope and the rare oribi antelope.

Busanga Plains Camp

The raised boma (communal area), with open campfire and dining area, is rustic, informal and overlooks the openness of the plains, only interrupted by tree studded islands where Fig trees and wild Date Palms draw their nutrients from the remains of giant anthills. Relax and enjoy a refreshing dip in our pool or sunbathe on the wooden deck whilst overlooking the surrounding wetlands. A wooden viewing platform on stilts tucked away high up in the characteristic Fig tree above the Boma offers a breath-taking view directly onto the floodplain.

Busanga, a landscape so distinctive, it is like no other you will see in Africa. This is the Africa you have dreamt of and you can visit this unique area with Mukambi Safaris. It offers a real “home away from home” experience, where service is professional and friendly, yet unobtrusive.

Collide with nature on the Busanga Plains, one of the last truly unspoilt havens for wilderness in the world.

Situated in the North of the Kafue National Park, the Camp is an exhilarating 4-5 hour drive from Mukambi Lodge, through the National Park. The Camp is seasonal due to the fact that it is in the flood plains, attracting animals all year round. 

The Plains camp features four luxurious tents nestled amongst the trees on one of many islands, providing ideal privacy. The dining area and extended walkway offer majestic views of the the bordering island, while a campfire extends warmth in the chilled nights after supper and fresh mornings to watch the sunrise as the herds of lechwe graze. Enjoy a warm atmosphere in the dining area during meal times, with food and service fit for kings.

Spend your daylight hours with our exceptional guides while they lead you through the plains in search of all there is to see, including lion, cheetah, elephant, hippo, zebra, roan, sable, wildebeest, hartbeest, eland, buffalo, puku and an utterly endless array of birdlife and vegetation. Spend sundowners at one of several ideal locations and take in all the splendour of the Plains before dusk.

The Busanga Plains Camp offers the perfect balance between relaxation and excitement, and the staff are all on-site to make your stay as welcoming and enjoyable as possible. This is a true release from the ‘hustle-and-bustle’ of everyday life, and The Plains Camp allows you to thrive in the absence of civilisation in a way that can’t be experienced anywhere else in the world.

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Game Drive
Life in Mukambi Plains Camp begins quite early, where guests begin their day with a light breakfast before heading out into the wilderness to explore. Guests are often spoilt for choice between game drives and walking safaris and both present unique opportunities for great animal encounters. Our game drives take place in the morning and in the afternoon/evening. Morning drives allow guests to head out and catch game still on the move during the cooler hours of the day.  Afternoon drives begin late afternoon once it is a bit cooler. This is usually when game begins to be more active providing a better chance of spotting some of the more elusive animals. 
Walking Safaris
Walking in the Busanga Plains is an experience like no other. The vastness and openness of the Plains makes for some great game viewing on foot. Game is allot easier to spot on the Plains and observe from a safe enough distance. Walks are only done in the morning to avoid the heat of the day and generally last about 3hrs. Along the walks guides will educate their guests on the smaller aspects of the bush that they tend to miss whilst in a vehicle. As they walk they will also encounter a variety of game and the guide will keep guests safe and informed at all times.
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