Musekese Camp is perched on the edge of a spectacular lagoon hidden away from the outside world. The camp has made a name for itself with expert guiding, exceptional food and phenomenal wildlife viewing. Explore this game-rich area by vehicle, foot or boat along the emerald green Kafue River.
Musekese Camp has only five chalets, taking a maximum of ten people. There's a minimum of two guides on hand at any time, which means you are entirely assured of activities taken at your pace and interest. Rooms at Musekese Camp are spacious and comfortable with all the necessities. This includes en suite flushing toilets and on-demand hot water showers. All our power requirements are drawn from a well configured solar set up. Whilst there are no charging facilities in the rooms, the main area has plenty of surplus power 24/7 to keep all your devices fully charged and drinks ice cold.
The wildlife viewing in and around Musekese is exceptional. Game numbers and the quality of sightings have improved year upon year thanks to increased protection and concerted habituation by Phil, Tyrone and the team. All the major predators are present, with leopard and lion very well represented. Elephant herds are always visible in the dry season months and the plains game is as numerous as it is varied from sable and hartebeest to zebra and puku (puku in their hundreds!). Birding is top-class, with hundreds of species recorded in and around the Musekese area.
We appreciate that our guests come with a great variety of interests and we have taken care to ensure that the well-maintained equipment we use reflects that. From the flat-bottomed hulls of our sturdy river boats, to the option of game drive vehicles with or without the roof. For the keen photographers we have specially adapted camera mounts to ensure complete stability for your shots.
Game drives are a sure bet for wildlife photographers allowing you to get closer and cover greater distances. We have a modest road network designed by us to maximize game viewing opportunities whilst also preserving the different habitats and leaving great expanses for walking.
Boating is arguably one of the finest ways in which to experience the Kafue National Park; little is known about the Kafue River by first time visitors, but it never fails to impress, with its crystal clear perennial waters drawing in boundless wildlife and a stunning array of birds.
Walking is best in the morning when temperatures are cool and tracks and signs are fresh! Walks are tailored to suit, but are typically a gentle amble through the bush. This allows you to experience the smaller, more intricate things that might be missed from a vehicle.
Birding is exceptional throughout the Kafue – whether on a multi-hour birding walk in the bush, or on a short meander around the confines of the camps with your guide and/or host, you will be sure to see birds both numerous and rare.
At Musekese, near the camp itself, is an elevated hide overlooking the Northern portion of the Eden Lagoon. Relax on a comfy beanbag with a cold drink and binoculars in hand and see what unfolds…
Getting to Musekese Camp
It has never been easier or more affordable to fly to the Kafue - flexible departures times!
Musekese is reachable from Lusaka by road, apprx. 5 hours in our comfortable vehicles