Offering the best wildlife viewing in Kafue National Park

The Busanga Plains is undoubtedly the best place for wildlife viewing in Kafue National Park and Kasonso – our bushcamp – is located right in the heart of the prime game viewing area. The Busanga Plains area is perfectly situated to see large numbers of red lechwe, but is also well known for the big lions, buffalo, elephant, wildebeest and relaxed roan antelope. Kasonso offers superb wildlife encounters at excellent value for money rates and combines superbly with Kafue River Lodge and Kikuji Camp. 

Three reasons to visiT


The lions of Busanga are a highlight of the region and the encounters of these cats moving around the floodplains is something to behold.

BIRDING diversity

The water, fig tree islands and floodplains make for superb birding and the Busanga has an incredible birding list to experience.


The Busanga is also home to extensive lechwe populations and the topography of the land makes for a photographer’s dream!

kasonso bushcamp overview

Kasonso Camp is situated in a more central location in the Busanga Plains closer to the action and is more accessible early and for longer in the year. The team running the camp is Idos and Newton Mulenga (the father and son team formerly of Wilderness Safaris) and Ferrison who is one of the top birding guides in Zambia. 

OPEN Dates

1 July – 15 November


4 tents

Camp capacity

Max 2 ppl per tent

Children policy

All ages

tent features & camp amenities

Kasonso is an authentic bush camp that provides all the important fundamentals of a comfortable camp but focuses on the outstanding guiding and wildlife experience. There are 4 tents, each with ensuite bathrooms and verandahs overlooking the plains. In the central boma area, you’ll find a comfortable seating area, bar and and outside deck which you can use at your leisure.

  • Ensuite Bathroom

  • Charging Facilities

  • Mosquito Nets

  • Daily Laundry

  • Credit Card Facilities

  • WiFi Available

  • Cellphone Reception

  • Swimming Pool


Kasonso Camp is a 10 minute drive from the Busanga airstrip and shares the same traversing areas as Shumba, Busanga Bush Camp and Mukambi Plains.  The camp co-ordinates are as follows: 14°17’34.0″S 25°53’49.0″E.  (CLICK HERE TO VIEW ON GOOGLE.)  All transfers to and from Kasonso are handled by Northern Kafue Safaris with Kafue River Lodge being the base from which you will leave and return. For guests who want to fly rather than drive, we can easily arrange charter flights directly into Busanga.

2019/2020 Rates

Opening Dates: 1 July – 30 November

Fully Inclusive Nightly Rate: From USD 550 pppn

Rate Includes:

Park fees, Accommodation, all meals, all local drinks, safari activities, bed levies and laundry

Rate Excludes:

Gratuities and external transfers.

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How would you describe your time in Busanga Plains?

“Wow! Busanga Plains was fantastic, a veritable mixture of photographic delights. Lions, hippos, elephants, wildebeest, lechwe, roan, cheetah, myriad birds – even a pack of wild dogs on our way back to Kafue River Lodge.” – Marcus Westberg, October 2018


Northern Kafue Safaris manages and markets Kasonso Busanga, Kafue River Lodge and Kikuji Camps.


Reservations & Enquiries
Cell: 0027 82 728 0214 (7:00 – 19:00)
Email: res@kafueriverlodge.com

Emergency Contact Details
Cell: 00260 97 801 6191 (Wattsap Only)



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