Located in Kafue National Park, in the north-west of the Basunga Plains, shaded by a mix of sycamore figs and date palms, Busanga Bush Camp is a low key and excellent luxury camp.
A wood and canvas structure, it consists of a main mess area and 4 sleeping tents. The mess includes a bar, lounge and dining area. Open sided, and characterised by wood flooring, cane seating, low tables, colourful cushions and plenty of space, the mess area is a fantastic spot from which to watch the sun rise, a real sight as the plains’ morning mists turn red, causing the light to move, thin, thicken and finally disperse. Meals – breakfast buffet, brunch barbeque, 3 course dinner – are generally taken outside, beneath a large sycamore, with night lighting being provided by a chandelier fixed to one of its branches.
Raised on wood platforms, the 4 customised Meru style tents of Busanga Bush Camp are well spaced and have canvas and mosquito gauze sides. While all are beautifully positioned, one of the tents is that bit more in among the trees, resulting in less of a view – compensation is provided by way of a larger verandah. Each of the tents includes verandah decking, an outdoor bathroom, double bed, storage facilities and adequate seating. The aim here is to keep things simple, and the decor is restrained, muted, with the emphasis being placed on comfort, on wonderful high density mattresses, high grade bed linen, on de rigueur hammocks. Please note: the bathroom – flush toilet, hot shower, sink – is not separated by a door.
The area boasts a diversity of wildlife, especially large volumes of antelope, Degassa Waterbuck and Red Lechwe. The area is flooded for half the year, and the Miombo woodland trees start their growth cycle around August and September, their foliage becoming spectacular shades of red. The terrain is flat and vast, so game activities are largely by 4 x 4 vehicles, though bird watching and guided walks are available at Busanga Bush Camp.