Some three-hour game drive to the north of Musekese Camp lies Ntemwa-Busanga Camp. A rustic bush camp in a wilderness area on the southern edge of Busanga Plains. This simple but charming camp is perfectly sited to make the most of the diverse Busanga Plains. Explore its multitude of habitats, from riverine thickets in the south, the tree-lined edges and the productive, flooded grasslands in the centre and the variety of wildlife that inhabit them.
Our small camp consists of classic safari tents which are accompanied by open-air en-suite bathrooms at the rear, with flushing toilets and warm bucket showers. There are two main areas, one a raised deck overlooking the vast Busanga Plains and another lower level shaded stretch-canvas area with comfortable furniture to recline in the heat of the day! The main deck supplies a modest amount of power for charging cameras and other devices.
The wildlife of the Busanga Plains is as varied as it is numerous. Regional specials such as roan antelope and sable antelope are common sightings here. Along with thousands of red lechwe there is no shortage of game to view and photograph. Busanga Plains is also home to some of the largest herds of buffalo in the park, with numbers over 600, a sight to behold. The Southern Plains areas are home to wildebeest and zebra, along with herds of the diminutive oribi and secretive reedbuck. Of course the predators are here too, with a dominant lion pride, the ‘Papyrus Pride’ resident to the wetter plains in the north and both the Moshi and Lufupa prides utilising the areas to the north and south of Ntemwa-Busanga camp. Leopard are here too, especially along the tree-line of the plains, the same area that offers cheetah sightings from time to time and late season wild dog sightings.
Ntemwa-Busanga Plains Camp has access to a vast road network covering the expanse of the Busanga Plains and southern treelines. Zambia is one of few places where night drives are permitted and all our vehicles are equipped with spotlights and red-filters. Perfect to spot nocturnal animals!
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.
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.
Getting to Ntemwa-Busanga Camp
It has never been easier or more affordable to fly to the Kafue - flexible departures times!
Busanga is not reachable by car from Lusaka in one day. A night is needed to be spent in another property within the Kafue either side of your Busanga stay.