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Kafue National Park, Zambia
Busanga Bush Camp
- The rising mist over the floodplains creates incredible sunrises and sunsets
- The Busanga Plains are famed for its productive prides of lion
- Experience the hot air balloon rides over endless plains early in the morning
Facilities includeRestaurant Lounge
- Game drive
- Night drive
- Hot air balloon
- Walking safaris
Seasons in Zambia
About Busanga Bush Camp
Busanga Bush Camp lies in the heart of the Busanga Plains, a vast mosaic of expansive grassy seasonal floodplains that extend to the horizon. The Plains cover an area of approximately 750 sq km and Busanga Bush Camp is located in the north-western section of this wildlife paradise.
This is a birderâs paradise at the beginning of the season when there is still plenty of standing water: large flocks of crowned cranes, pairs of wattled cranes, African fish-eagles, thousands of open-billed storks, pelicans, marsh owls, and rosy-throated and Fullerborneâs longclaws, to name but a few.
The accommodation is spacious and with all the amenities. Each tent overlooks the plain.The camp has four well-appointed en-suite tents each with a veranda to take in the sweeping views.
Busanga Bush Camp is located in the far north of Kafue National Park.
How to get there
Approx flight times
International fight from London to Livingstone â 12 hours 9 minutes
Busanga Bush Camp is around 90 minutes by air from Livingstone in the Kafue NP
When to go
Busanga Bush Camp is operational from 01 June to 31 October each year.
Temperature-wise the Kafue is wonderfully mild due to itâs altitude, averaging 1100m above sea level; it is generally cooler compared to the Luangwa or Zambezi valleyâs in October and November and in fact the Kafue goes sub-zero in winter (June-August) in some areas. The park is well serviced by a number of all-year-round airstrips, notably at Chunga, Ngoma and Lufupa- these enable tourists to make the most of the park in any of itâs ever changing seasons.
The Busanga Plains area is still strictly only accessible from (water-level dependent) early July until early November, this area is a floodplain.
During the dry season, once the Plains have dried up, herds of wildebeest and zebra move out of the treeline onto these areas. The resident pride of lion can often be seen swimming on the Plains during the wet season when they are covered in water.
Zambiaâs unit of currency is the kwacha (k), sometimes listed as âZMKâ (Zambian kwacha).
In the cities and larger towns, you can change cash and travellers cheques at branches of Barclays Bank and Standard Chartered Bank. Larger branches have ATMs that accept Visa. Foreign exchange offices â almost always called bureau de changex â are easy to find in all cities and larger towns.
US Dollars are widely accepted at all of the lodges.
PASSPORTS AND VISAS
Passports: To enter Zambia, a passport valid for six months beyond the end of your intended stay, with at least two blank pages, is required.
Visas: Visas for Zambia are required by nationals referred to in the chart above, except:
1. Nationals of Cyprus, Malta, Romania and Ireland, who do not require a visa, unless travelling on business. You can obtain single- or multiple-entry visas in advance from the embassy/high commission in your home country.
Alternatively, you can obtain a single- or double-entry visa on arrival at Zambian airports or land borders. You must pay for this in cash in US Dollars/. We highly recommend that you purchase your visa before travel to avoid any airport queues or disappointment.
Day tripper visa: US$20; transit or single-entry visa: US$50 (_35 in the UK); double- or multiple-entry visa: US$80 (_60 in the UK).
Travelling with children
Busanga Bush Camp accepts children 12 years of age and over.
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