Mukambi Safaris offers a range of exciting activities in the unique wilderness of the Kafue National Park.
Game drives offer the best opportunity to cover large expanses of the park and it’s various habitats. The animals are most active in the early morning or late afternoon and evening and this is when we set off from the lodge. We start by crossing the Kafue River by boat to the most remote parts of the park where other vehicles are seldom seen. From the big cats to the small, the highly qualified guides will ensure an unforgettable experience. And it’s not all about the large game, there is much to learn about the trees and fascinating birdlife too. The scientists and linguists out there could even try their hand at the scientific Latin names… One thing is for sure, you’ll certainly return to the lodge with tales to tell around the campfire.
There is no more exhilarating way to connect with nature than a walking safari. Our highly experienced and trusted guides will ensure your safety at all times so that you can relax and take it all in. Learn to track different animals by their spoor as our expert trackers share detailed accounts of what they have been up to. Plus it’s the intricate details of the plant and insect life that will surely peak your interest.
Float down the Kafue River on a relaxing boat cruise and take in the magical scenery along the riverbank. Boat cruises are a great way to get a different perspective of the surrounding fauna and flora, of which the guides are happy to share their detailed knowledge. Enjoy the exclusivity of the river, without other boats or people to disturb the serenity. From chortling hippos to thirsty elephant there is always something to see. The Kafue River is also home to some of Africa’s largest Nile crocodiles which can be appreciated from the safety of our pontoon. Bird enthusiasts will be in their element with sightings of both common and rare species (African Finfoot). Common sightings include jacana, wattled crane, open and saddle-billed stork, and a variety of kingfisher.
A great way to relax and immerse yourself in nature is with a fishing trip. Try your hand at catching bream, barbel, and fresh water pike along the Kafue River and its tributaries. We have all the necessities including rods, tackle, and bait plus the expert skills of our multi-talented guides who become fishermen!
A Night Under the Stars
If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that there are few things more humbling or awe-inspiring than gazing up into the vastness of a star-spangled night sky. Slumbering in the great outdoors to has been known to improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being and at Busanga Plains Camp and at Fig Tree Bush Camp we have made this unique activity possible for you! The star bed is on a 4 meter platform with a railing; at 2 meters high we have a flushing toilet and hand basin. A handheld radio and paraffin lamps are provided for your safety and comfort. Guests at Busanga Plains Camp can book the star bed upon arrival at no extra cost.