Offering the best wildlife viewing in Kafue National Park

best guides in the kafue
central busanga location

The Busanga Plains is undoubtedly the best place for wildlife viewing in Kafue National Park and Kasonso Busanga – 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. 

Reasons to visit Kasonso:


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!

“The Plains stretch further than the eye can see, and the wide African sky seems even more magnificent in this beautiful place.  It is a truly special place and we felt privileged to enjoy them from this welcoming and friendly camp.”

– Fiona McDonald, August 2021

Kasonso is situated in the heart of  the Busanga

Kasonso Busanga 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. 

we are open

1 July – 10 November

how many tents

4 tents 

Camp capacity

Max 2 ppl per tent

Children policy

Min 12 yrs

“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, Wildlife Photographer,  October 2018

Kasonso 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

Travel Logistics: Getting to the Busanga

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  (GPS Co-Ords 14°17’34.0″S 25°53’49.0″E.) The easiest way of getting to Kasonso is to fly directly to Busanga Aristrip via charter plane. Your 2nd option is to fly to Lusaka where we will collect you and drive you first to Kafue River Lodge where you will spend a night (or two) before continuing onto Kasonso. Contact us if you would prefer to self-drive into camp.

See Frequently asked logisticical questions about getting to the Kafue below:

1. Which Airlines currently fly to Zambia? 

Emirates via Dubai, Ethiopian Airlines, Airlink, Kenya Airways and Air Tanzania.

2. COVID entry requirements for entry into Zambia?

Simply a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours.

3. COVID exit formalities for Zambia?

Various Lusaka hotels offer overnight testing services to supply you with test results and certificates if needed.

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Rates, Inclusions & Exclusions

 Dates: 1 June – 10 November

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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Email: res@kafueriverlodge.com
Cell: +260978016191

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