What is this safari about?
For some of the best wildlife and predator experiences to be found anywhere head to to a remote camp, called Ntemwa-Busanga Fly-Camp, a location famous for its lion population.
Enjoy a real adventure experience over three nights, as the safari’s owner operators, Phil Jeffery and Tyrone McKeith, take a small group on a privately guided tour in a remote camp. Erected in an area of the Kafue National Park known as ‘Treetops’ or ‘Musanza’, the camp is perfectly situated for access to the famed Busanga region, as well as the prolific wildlife and birding haven that is the Moshi and Musanza area.
Camping also comes with a little bit of luxury with each safari dome tent boasting a veranda, comfortable mattresses, good linen and solar lighting. Bucket showers and a short drop toilet make up the ablutions. A main mess tent area is available to escape the midday heat, with cold drinks and hearty meals served each evening under the stars…
The mobile camp is often booked in conjunction with the more permanent Musekese Camp, with a four night Musekese and three-night mobile option offering a popular combination.
Musekese is a small, intimate and classically styled traditional tented safari camp, situated on the banks of the Kafue River. Safari tents are furnished with comfy wooden beds and soft mattresses, bathrooms are open-air and grass thatch keeps the elements at bay whilst you bathe under traditional bucket hung showers, with hot water and flush toilets. Musekese is small, with just four canvas tents, each sleeping two people comfortably and all with superb views over the floodplain in front of camp.
You will be hosted by the most highly regarded team of Kafue experts, who will take you under the skin of this incredibly remote, beautiful and diverse wildlife haven. An experience not to be missed!
The safari is available from May to November.
Why is this special?
- Safaris are guided by Phil or Tyrone, who are both avid conservationists with university degrees in Wildlife Conservation from a renowned UK institution. The pair offer a depth of knowledge on the local landscape and wildlife, which makes for a unique opportunity to learn from the best.
- The Kafue National Park is home to 21 species of antelope, more than any other park in the whole of Africa.
- Great remote experience and combination of mobile and lodge stay.
- Walking, boating and fishing experiences are also available.
- Experience predators and photographic opportunities galore!
Where is this?
The vast Kafue National Park is Africa’s last hidden gem. Covering some 22,400 km² it is one of the largest National Parks in Africa and is comparable to the size of Wales or Belgium.
More diverse than any park in Africa, the wildlife of the Kafue is as numerous as it is varied, with an abundance of big game including elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and even cheetah. The Kafue is also home to one of the last remaining viable populations of the rare and endangered African wild dog.
The Kafue has remained largely untouched by development and thus remains a unique and pristine wilderness with sublime scenery, game viewing and bird watching. Today some two thirds of the National Park remain designated as a wilderness area where only walking is permitted.
Who can go?
- This safari is ideal for small groups or families looking for something different, real, authentic and off the beaten track.
- Groups are limited to a maximum six people and children are welcome.
- The minimum age for walking is 14 years old.
What should I expect to pay?
Rates are from USD $420 per person, sharing and are fully inclusive other than transfers from Lusaka. Good children discounts are available.
What extensions do you recommend?
A visit to South Luangwa or the Lower Zambezi National Parks are recommended to provide visitors with a different experience. There are also some excellent accommodation options available at both locations.
The Victoria Falls at Livingstone offers another great extension.