Busanga Bush Camp

Busanga Bush Camp lies in the heart of the Busanga Plains, a vast mosaic of expansive grassy seasonal floodplains that extends to the horizon. The camp, hidden in a well vegetated tree-island of sycomore fig trees, can accommodate eight guests in four well-appointed tents. The lounge and bar area is under canvas with an uninterrupted view out over the plains; breakfast is often served here to take in the view of herds of lechwe and puku feeding. A little further back is the dining area, shaded by the canopy of a majestic tree from which an unusual lantern chandelier hangs, romantically lighting up dinner; most meals are served in the open air.  Thanks to the rising mist off the floodplains as they dry up in winter, guests can experience incredible sunrises and sunsets, with the sun a spectacular pink colour, while the floodplains and dambos teem with wildlife and birds; the Plains provide some of the best lion viewing in Africa.

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Busanga Bush Camp has just four en-suite pole-and-canvas chalets – which are shaped like traditional Meru-style tents. However, the top half of their walls are mosquito-proof gauze, and the bottom section is canvas. The ceilings of the bedrooms are canvas, and that has a shade-cloth mounted above it to help keep cool. Each has a wooden veranda which is partially-shaded. In keeping with the bushcamp feel, the décor of these has been kept simple, using natural fabrics and colours. However, comfort has not been compromised on and each room has two large queen-sized beds, each bathroom has a flush toilet, hot showers and complimentary toiletries – even cotton dressing gowns are provided!

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Busanga Bush Camp Restaurants

The lounge and bar area is under canvas with an uninterrupted view out over the plains; breakfast is often served here to take in the view of herds of lechwe and puku feeding. A little further back is the dining area, shaded by the canopy of a majestic tree from which an unusual lantern chandelier hangs, romantically lighting up dinner; most meals are served in the open air.

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Busanga Bush Camp Activities

Activities at Busanga Bush Camp include game drives, walking safaris and night drives, led by qualified guides who are extremely knowledgeable about the area and its wildlife. As the plains dry out, this camp is perfectly situated to see large numbers of plains game such as puku, red lechwe, buffalo and wildebeest, followed by their predators, most notably lion. Cheetah and wild dog are also to be seen, while a special treat is the resident herd of roan antelope. For those interested in birding, the park boasts 491 species, including endemics such as Chaplin's Barbet.

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