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
incredible LION ENCOUNTERS
The lions of Busanga are a highlight of the region and the encounters of these cats moving around the floodplains is something to behold.
The water, fig tree islands and floodplains make for superb birding and the Busanga has an incredible birding list to experience.
LECHWE AND OTHERS
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.
1 July – 15 November
NUMBER OF TENTs
Max 2 ppl per tent
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.
Credit Card Facilities
LOCATION & LOGISTICS
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.
Opening Dates: 1 July – 30 November
Fully Inclusive Nightly Rate: From USD 550 pppn
Park fees, Accommodation, all meals, all local drinks, safari activities, bed levies and laundry
Gratuities and external transfers.