Busanga Plains of Plenty (new video released)

Wilderness Safaris has released a new video showcasing the incredible diversity of the Busanga Plains in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. One of the largest Parks in Africa, Kafue has many varied habitats: the Kafue, Lufupa and Lunga rivers with adjoining peaceful stretches of riverine vegetation, dambos and wetlands, extensive miombo woodland with seasonal floodplains and swampland in the north.

Wilderness Safaris Shumba and Busanga Bush camps are situated within an exclusive 28 000-hectare private concession in the Busanga Plains. Due to its remote location and untouched scenery, a hot air balloon safari in this wildlife-rich area offers an unmatched experience. Guests staying at either camp for three or more nights until the end of October 2017 will receive a complimentary hot air balloon safari – arguably the most exclusive hot air ballooning experience in Africa.  

In addition to hot air ballooning, guests visiting the Plains can enjoy a range of other activities such as guided walking safaris, game drives and seasonal boating, all of which make the most of the Park’s prolific wildlife. Kafue is often noted for having the most varied antelope viewing on the continent and is also known for its population of tree-climbing lions, captured in the National Geographic documentary, ‘Swamp Lions’.

Shumba and Busanga Bush camps are seasonal, open annually from 1 June to 31 October. “Even though our camps in Kafue are only open for the five dry months of the year, we are passionately committed to maintaining our ecotourism presence in this diverse wilderness area”, said Wilderness Safaris Zambezi MD, Ron Goatley. “Since we have been present in the Park, we have seen wildlife populations rebound and a positive economic difference made to local communities; further demonstrating the important role of sustainable and authentic ecotourism in this region”.