Plains & rivers safari

A 7 night safari combining the beautiful Busanga Plains with the tranquil Kafue River

dates: june -november
duration: 7 nights
location: northern kafue

This 7 night safari combines the beautiful Kasonso Camp in the 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.    

spacious chalets

Ideal for people wanting, to relax, take their time and enjoy the wilderness on offer

diverse wildlife

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.

“I have been recommending it to everyone I talk to about the trip. Great adventure, we were comfortable and well cared-for, the guides were simply awesome, and the scenery and animals were mind-blowing. My best experience? Too many to count, really! Seeing the leopard was amazing – the most beautiful creature I have ever seen.” 

– Edie Freeman, September 2019

Day 4 – 8: Kasonso Busanga Camp

When you visit Kasonso Camp, the sheer diversity and untouched beauty of the Busanga plains will be 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.


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.


An authentic bushcamp that provides all the important fundamentals of a comfortable camp but focuses on the outstanding guiding and wildlife experience.

“Location, location, location. Was spectacularly beautiful on the river. Great game viewing for sure but our dinner out in the plain by candlelight was pretty memorable. That said, the entire three days were a great experience!”

– Linda Rhodes. October 2019

 Travel Logistics: Plains & Rivers Package:

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.

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