Busanga and Shumba Open for 2018 Safari Season

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The 2018 safari season has kicked off in Zambia’s wildlife-rich Busanga Plains with Wilderness Safaris’ Shumba and Busanga Bush Camp now open until the end of October 2018.

In addition to offering the most exclusive wilderness experience in this remote region, every guest visiting the Busanga Plains is a conservationist, helping Wilderness Safaris contribute more than USD500 000 to Kafue National Park every year.

Situated within 28 000 hectares of exclusive wilderness, Shumba and Busanga Bush Camp offer an incredibly diverse experience in Kafue. Busanga Bush Camp is an intimate safari camp with four well-appointed tents, while Shumba offers six spacious and luxurious safari tents on raised platforms.

When the camps open in June, there is an abundance of water, and activities range from boating to interpretive game drives led by highly-skilled Wilderness Safaris guides. Plenty of water means an abundance of game and birdlife. August and early September offer less water but a good mix of activities, while from the end of September and into October, the weather is warmer and there is little to no water left on the Plains and only permanent waterholes remain. The diversity of animals that congregate around these is extraordinary, with plenty of predators heading to the last remaining pools of water to hunt.

Busanga’s hot air ballooning season begins on 1 August and will be on offer until the Kafue season ends on 31 October; this one-hour balloon ride is followed by a delicious champagne breakfast served in the Park’s vast grasslands. Furthermore, the rate charged for the excursion serves as a conservation fee contributing directly to anti-poaching efforts in the area.