This package includes 2 nights in Mukambi Safari Lodge followed by 3 nights in the remote & beautiful Busanga Plains Camp in Kafue National Park. Your Kafue National Park safari includes a range of game viewing activities including guided game drives, night game drives, sunset cruises, guided fishing trips and walking safaris.
Kafue National Park covers more than 22,500 sq km making it the largest park in Zambia and one of the biggest in the world. This is classic wildlife country and the foremost park for spotting the big 5. Elephants and buffaloes are often seen in wooded areas as well as carnivores including lions and hyenas. Antelope species include impalas, roans, kudus, sables, red lechwes and sitatungas and rivers contain huge numbers of crocs and hippos. Bird life is also prolific with over 400 species recorded.
Mukambi Safari Lodge is situated right on the Kafue River and from its three large and relaxing viewing decks you will be able to see the inhabitants of this river from the hippo’s, crocs, birds and the many animals drinking on the river edge to the local fisherman that garnish their livelihood from this rich water source. You will have the choice of the lodge’s traditional safari tents or the luxurious chalets.
Busanga Plains is a wetland area in the far northern region of Kafue National Park. During most of the year the Plains are flooded and make a perfect but inaccessible bird sanctuary. However, during the dry season (from July to November) the plains are accessible by four wheel drive and with the camp in a beautiful location in the middle of the plains, is a perfect place for a true African safari. The camp consists of 4 furnished safari tents (sleeping 2 each) complete with en suite bathrooms and the small size of the camp ensures the highest quality of personal service.
This Kafue National Park safari is fully customisable to best suit your requirements with more or less nights in both Mukambi Safari Lodge and Busanga Plains Camp available. Please contact us for a quote for your desired itinerary.
Number of Days: 6
1. This package is only available from 14 July to 31 October 2015 (during the dry season in Zambia)
2. Price is valid until 31 October 2015. If travelling after this date please contact us for revised prices.
3. Minimum age 9 years.
- 2 nights accommodation in an en suite luxury safari tent at the Mukambi Safari Lodge with all meals and local beverages
- 3 nights accommodation in a luxury en-suite safari tent at Busanga Plains Camp with all meals and local beverages
- Game activities each day including guided 4 x 4 open vehicle game drives, guided walking safari’s, boat and sunset cruises and guided fishing trips
- Return road transfer from Lusaka to Mukambi Safari Lodge
- Return road transfer from Mukambi Safari Lodge to Busanga Plains Camp
In Lusaka you will be met and transferred to Mukambi Safari Lodge – approx 3 hours and your luxury accommodation at the Mukambi Safari Lodge. On arrival at your lodge you may want to undertake a late afternoon game drive or relax at your lodge enjoying a bush boma under the stars.
This morning after breakfast you will board your open 4 x 4 vehicle for the 150km drive to Busanga Plains Camp. The drive takes you through Kafue National Park, and some of the most unique wildlife regions of Africa. It is one long game drive that will provide you with a wonderful African safari experience. On arrival at Busanga Plains Camp you will have the opportunity to relax in your remote camp before a delicious bush boma dinner prepared by the chef & staff.
Day 3 & 4
Busanga Plains is rich with a variety of wildlife and you will explore the region in open 4 x 4 vehicles and canoes along its many rivers & waterways. Groups of the mighty roan antelope are present, as are huge herds of buffalo (up to 1000), groups of wildebeest, zebra and sometimes even eland. Lions are very abundant, not to mention cheetahs hunting for their prey in the open area or leopards roaming the tree lines bordering the plains.
This morning after breakfast you will board your open 4 x 4 vehicle for the return drive to Mukambi Safari Lodge and your final day in Kafue National Park.
This morning after an early morning game drive you will say goodbye to Kafue National Park as you are transferred back to Lusaka and your onward destination.
Mukambi Safari Lodge
Kafue National Park is nearly 23,000 square kilometers: roughly the size of Wales and more than half the size of Holland. Mukambi Safari Lodge is situated right on the Kafue River. The main lodge area consists of a large brick building with huge thatch roof in which the reception, management office, souvenir shop, kitchen, store rooms, a spacious lounge and the bar can be found. It has three large wooden viewing decks right on the river frontage from which guests can observe the animals in the area while drinks are served. One deck serves as restaurant. There are two swimming pools in green lush garden of which one is a splash pool for children and a big bush boma is located on the banks of the river.
The lodge has 4 luxury safari tents set among the riverine foliage affording occupants the utmost privacy. Lodge and have been designed to make you feel like you are in the middle of the bush on your own stretch of river and have been built specifically for our clients who also visit our Busanga Plains Camp. Each is a private en suite tents decorated with the African Bushveld in mind, with king size beds which can be converted to twins. They include bathrooms with separate shower and bath, but please note bathrooms are open to the bedrooms but screens are provided on request.
There is a private lounge and wet bar and all meals are taken at the Mukambi Safari Lodge Restaurant with all lodge facilities including the swimming pool being available to Bush Camp residents.
Busanga Plains Camp
The Plains Camp is run from Two Fig, a beautiful location in the middle of the plains. Because it is situated at the heart of the Busanga Plains, you can see big groups of Lechwe from the main boma area. But also, because it is perenially wet, it has a big fig tree and a forest of palm.
The camp consists of 4 furnished safari tents (sleeping 2 each) complete with en suite bathrooms. The size of the camp means that you will be given the most personal service possible. And it goes without saying that the food will match the service. Your stay on the plains will be memorable trees. During the short months that it is accessible, it ranks as one of Africa’s most remote and most beautiful spots.
This package is the perfect extension to the Victoria Falls package providing a safari experience in the world class but less crowded National Parks of Africa. See flight details for prices of Livingstone to Lusaka return flights.
We have a range of Zambia tours & safaris available which can be customised with more or less nights as well as activities.