Kafue, Zambia

Wilderness Busanga Bush Camp Newsletter – August 2023

Camp news

Sheila Kiyumbi


There was so much beauty to see in this month of August, with the days bright and clear. Watching nature unfold as the morning welcomes the sun is a sure way to have a day full of positivity.


Temperatures have been slowly rising. Our lowest recorded temperature at Wilderness Busanga Bush Camp during August was 10.5°C. During the day the temperature warmed up and most days recorded around 35oC, with the hottest day being 43oC.



Camp activities


The viewing deck is already so popular that our guests want to do almost everything there now. Speaking of which, there was great excitement now that our new spa treatments take place here – guests can have a facial or hand-and-foot massage that will leave them feeling very refreshed. Other times they just love to play different Zambian games like nsolo, and for the kids, chiyato.



Guests appreciate starting their morning with a beautiful sunrise, especially watching it change from one beautiful colour to the next, right before their eyes. At times they also have their sundowners at the new deck. Sunset has a way of reminding us all rest and reset your mind. It has become a symbol of peace and harmony, and a promise of a better day that’s yet to come.


Wildlife sightings


August has been a month full of beautiful sightings, including elephants and buffaloes, leaving guests with amazing memories.



We are excited to mention that there were frequent sightings of the largest living land animal, the elephant. Our guests were fascinated to learn that elephants have a good sense of smell, and are able to detect water from kilometres away. A fully grown elephant will drink 200 litres of water and eat 300 kg of vegetation every day. Being so large, they will feed for up to 18 hours. And did you know? When an elephant spreads its ears you will see they are shaped like our African continent.



The second animal is a large, hoofed mammal with an imposing pair of horns on the top of their heads: the buffalo. Both males and females have horns, which they use to defend themselves against predators. The largest individuals stand up to 1.7 m tall at the shoulder, and can weigh up to 750 kg or more. Their gender is distinguished by their horns, males have a bigger boss (the shield at the base of the horns) and females are able to give birth at any time of the year.



Other sightings included cheetahs, jackals, lions, waterbuck, bushbuck, monkeys, puku, wildebeest, mongoose, porcupines, oribi, sable, among many other species.

Thank you to all the staff for the making our stay memorable and extraordinary.

Dian and BrianUSA

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