The camps are situated on 28 000 hectares of exclusive wilderness, surrounded by open plains that are home to at least 500 bird species and 158 mammals. Busanga Bush Camp is an intimate safari camp with four well-appointed tents, while Shumba offers six spacious safari tents (including one family tent) on raised platforms. With Shumba being 100% solar powered and Busanga mostly solar with a back-up generator, both camps operate with a light footprint, and are deeply committed to making a positive impact through high-end conservation tourism.
“Renowned for its phenomenal wildlife, Kafue is a remarkable wilderness area to visit, and is one of Africa’s most significant wetland resources. One of the few areas in the world untouched by development and human activity, it personifies our unwavering belief that our wild journeys to such remote and outstanding areas have an enormously beneficial effect”, said Dean Morton, Wilderness Safaris Zambezi Acting MD.
Even though Shumba and Busanga Bush Camp are only open for the five drier months of the year, Wilderness Safaris is passionately dedicated to this exceptionally diverse area. Since opening the camps in 2006, Wilderness has seen first-hand what a difference its simple presence (and funding of anti-poaching operations) has made.
“The pandemic has also had consequences on our conservation efforts in Kafue, but despite this, we are optimistic for the upcoming season. We urge travellers to visit this vast, immensely beautiful, largely under-appreciated and utterly irreplaceable wilderness that deserves unstinting support from the global conservation community”, Dean concluded.