KAFUE NORTH

The north of Kafue is only accessible during the dry season between June and November, depending upon the rains. The Busanga Plain floods out from the Lufupa River during the rainy season so all the camps there will be taken down in November and replaced at the beginning of the next dry season. Busanga is known for its herds of lechwe, puku, buffalo, roan, all of which are followed by lion and cheetah.

 

ACCOMMODATION

All the accommodation on Busanga Plain is luxury. Wilderness Safaris has two camps; Mukambi has one.

 

GETTING THERE

Most of the visitors to Busanga Plains arrive by air on scheduled or charter flights to Lufupa Airstrip.

Guests at Busanga Plains Camp (Mukambi) can also either self-drive or take a road transfer from Mukambi Lodge.

If you are not staying in one of these camps it is possible to do a day trip from The Hook.  Take the road through the park, turning to the west at the Tree Tops Sign.  It is 120 km from The Hook to the start of the plain which is likely to take you 4 hours.  Start early and make sure you have enough time to leave the park before it closes.

 

GPS CO-ORDINATES

Turning to Busanga: 14° 25.87’S, 26° 8.92’E

 
 

Thank you to Wilderness Safaris for my stay

 

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