This 7 night safari combines the beautiful Busanga plains and the cool river ecosystem of Kafue River Lodge. Why choose? Experience the great herds and expansive views of Busanga with its rust red sunsets and prolific game and combine your experience with a luxurious chalet on the banks of the Kafue River. Not only does the river bring a tranquil, slow paced safari experience but the chance to enjoy our hospitality on a whole new level.
Day 1- 4: Kafue River Lodge
Design and tailor make your experience at Kafue River lodge. With safari cycling, game drives, boating, fishing, birding or simply enjoying the view over the river from the deck, you can choose to be as active or relaxed as you like. The combination of specialist guides to make the most of your activities during the day and the hospitable lodge team you are sure to feel at home with us.
Ideal for people wanting, to relax, take their time and enjoy the wilderness on offer
The incredible diversity of mammal and birdlife on offer means that no 2 days are ever the same in Northern Kafue.
a range of (unique) activities
The location lends itself to a wide range of both land and river based activities.
Day 4 – 8: Kasonso Busanga Camp
The sheer diversity and untouched beauty of the Busanga plains is enough to draw you in and leave you breathless. Add to this the vast herds of antelope, elephant and the prolific bird life and you have enough to satisfy even the most enthusiastic of safari goers, without even mentioning the magnificent lions. Our guides have been tracking the prides for years and can fill you in on new contenders to the alpha male and how old each cub is. As the season progresses and the water dries up the animals move closer together, making for spectacular viewing. With dinners on the deck and striking sunsets, Kasonso Busanga is the perfect combination of warm hospitality and great guiding.
INCREDIBLE CLOSE-UP 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.
LOCATED IN THE HEART OF THE PLAINS
An authentic bushcamp that provides all the important fundamentals of a comfortable camp but focuses on the outstanding guiding and wildlife experience.
All of your road tansfers will be handled by Northen Kafue Safaris. On Day 1, our team will meet you and drive you to Kafue River Lodge where you will spend 2 or 3 nights before embarking on the next leg of your journey to the beautiful Busanga Plains. There you will spend 4 nights before returning to Kafue River Lodge for your final night before being transferred back to Lusaka.
FLY-IN options to Hippo Airstrip (45min from KRL) or Busanga Airstrip (10 min from Kasonso) are also available.
This package is avaiable from 1June – 30 November.