Known for its unusual “nest” sleeping quarters, Chisa Busanga is a fine base for walking in Busanga Plains.
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Zambia's largest and oldest national park, Kafue National Park conserves over 22,000km² of prime wilderness. On an island in wetlands in the far north, Chisa Busanga is a luxury camp memorable for its spectacular tree-height sleeping "nests" that are crafted from aluminium, canvas, and twigs.
Operated by Green Safaris, Chisa Busanga is a place to combine game drives (in an electric Land Cruiser) and walks, thereby gaining a truly immersive experience of a rich ecosystem. The area is flat and dotted with date palms and sausage and fig trees, and good for easy walking. It has high numbers antelope, including degassa waterbuck and red lechwe, and their predators. It's a birding hotspot.
Flooded during the green season, walking in Busanga Plains is confined to the dry season and best enjoyed from July until September. In October rains are more likely, and by mid-November the camp closes and the plains are given over to water and wildlife for the duration of the green season.
The camp (which is bookable for exclusive use) sleeps eight but walk groups have a maximum of six guests. The minimum age for walks is 14. There is a discount rate for three nights or more.
The camp is accessible via Busanga Airstrip, a 20-minute drive. There are flights from Lusaka Airport (1hr15 - 1hr40) and Livingstone Airport (1hr45 - 2hr15) with Skytrails.
Guests and guides confer to plan daily activities, and walk durations can be tuned to conditions and guest interests. It's possible to swap a game drive for a walk as the main activity of the morning, take a shorter walk in the afternoon, or mix walking and driving.
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