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. 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!

accommodation details

Kasonso Camp is a simple bush camp with canvas walled tents, gauze windows with a thatched roof. They each have an ensuite bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet. Kasonso Camp gives you the opportunity to explore the Busanga Plains by morning, afternoon or all day game drives with your specialist Busanga guide. 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.

OPEN Dates

1 July – 31 October


4 tents

Camp capacity

Max 2 ppl per tent

Children policy

All ages

camp features & amenities

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 camp is a simple bush camp. The tents are canvas walls and gauze windows with a thatched roof. They each have an ensuite bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet. 

  • Detached Bathroom

  • Charging Facilities

  • Mosquito Nets

  • Daily Laundry

  • Credit Card Facilities

  • WiFi Available

  • Cellphone Reception

  • Swimming Pool


Kasonso Busanga Camp is located in the Busanga Plains, Zambia. (GPS Co-Ordinates: -14.27685, 25.90207. 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

2019 Rates

Opening Dates: 1 July – 31 October

Fully Inclusive Nightly Rate: From USD 550 pppn

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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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