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Busanga Plains Luxury Safari

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Picnic overlooking Busanga Plains
  • Relax in comfort in the most luxurious camp in Kafue National Park
  • Witness game and other wildlife on safaris drives in Kafue National Park
  • Wander the Busanga Plains on walking safaris with a guide
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  • Independent
Activity Level: Easy Active

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Day 1: Arrive Shumba Safari Camp

Fly from Lusaka today into your camp located along the Busanga Plains in the northern part of Kafue National Park, the second largest park in all of Africa. Settle into your safari camp this evening located along the edge of the Busanga Plains. Shumba Camp, which is still a traditional-style Africa safari camp, is one of the most luxurious safari camps on the Busanga Plains and in all of Kafue National Park.

Day 2-3: Busanga Plains Safari

  • Hotel
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Kafue National Park has remained largely undeveloped due to lack of accessibility compared to other national parks, though it covers the second largest area of any park in Africa. Kafue holds 55 species of mammal and a great range of antelope species, large herds of puku, red lechwe, and smaller groups of blue wildebeest and zebra that congregate around the Busanga Plains around the start of dry season. Spend your days going on game drives with your expert guide. Walking safaris around the Busanga Plains are also a frequent occurrence, with a variety of herds dotting the landscape in the morning hours. Boating on the plains while the water levels are high, and catch-and-release fishing, are also fantastic activities available. Opt for an optional hot-air balloon ride and get an aerial view of the plains from August to October.

Day 4: Return Lusaka

  • 1 Breakfast
Return to Lusaka today to continue on with the rest of your Zambia tour.

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Cheetah on a game drive Picnic overlooking Busanga Plains Hippo pools boating Outdoor lounge overlooking Busanga Plans Male lion at Shumba Hot air-ballooning over the plains Cheetah on the plains A herd of sable antelope



Shumba Safari Camp

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Cheetah on the plains
Splash in the plunge pool

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Rates include round-trip internal flights Lusaka - Shumba camp airstrip.
  • 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
  • Park Entrance Fee
  • Arrival Transfer
  • Departure Transfer
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Meals not Included
  • International Flights
  • Airport Departure Tax
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time


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The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.
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