Fig Tree Bush Camp
Mukambi Safaris has a luxury bush camp called Fig Tree Bush Camp in an undiscovered part of Kafue National Park.
Predators like lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena are regular visitors as well as the wild dog who prey on the concentration of game.
The camp has 4 tented chalets on 3-meter high platforms above the ground, 3 of them giving a spectacular view over the Shishamba river and the 4th tent facing the plains, overlooking the watering hole in front of the infinity pool. At the lagoon in front of the boma, various animals can be spotted when they come to drink.
Fig Tree Bush Camp has tented accommodation on 3-meter platforms above the ground, giving a spectacular view over the lagoon and the plains towards the entrance of the camp. We have 4 en-suite luxury safari tents on stilts (2 twin and 2 double).
Guests will stay in one of our 4 fully furnished safari tents. Three tents overlook the lagoon but Tent 4 also has a private view of the plains behind the camp offering unique opportunities to spot game. Each safari tent has an en-suite bathroom and veranda presenting a unique view from the tree canopy. Guests will then come together underneath the Fig Tree, after which the camp is named, to savour the serenity of the lagoon as well as delicious food and wine.
Peak Season rate: 1 Jul – 31 Oct USD 495
Low Season rate: 1 Nov – 30 Nov USD 395
All inclusive: all meals, 2 activities per day and bar.
- All rates are quoted in US$ per person per night sharing but can also be settled at the equivalent kwacha daily rate.
- Single supplement of 30%
- Only children 12 and older are allowed.
- Minimum 2 nights stay
Park fees are compulsory and are payable in cash to DNPW on day of departure if they are not included in the package.
Fig Tree Bush Camp offers superb food and after a three-course supper guests will sit around a campfire, feet in the sand, gazing at the stars and listening to the sounds of the African Bush.
Fig Tree offers three activities, the first of which is Game Drives. These are available twice daily, one in the morning departing at sunrise, and one in the evening, which turns into a night safari. The guides take you from camp on a tour of the several surrounding loops, where you can see a mix of vegetation, from the open plains and tall grass, to the Miomba woodlands. You can see the animals parading in the open, or camouflaged with the African bush. Then following sundowners over the hippo pools, the night safari and search for nocturnal animals begins. The guides will return you to camp with the fire ready and time enough to enjoy all the stars the night sky has to offer.
Walking safaris depart in the early morning after the sun rises to avoid the heat of the day. The walk will begin with a short briefing from a guide, before you head off into the African bush and have the chance to get closer to nature than ever before. Our guides have a wealth of knowledge about Kafue National Park, and will share their knowledge with you, from the insects on the ground, to the birds in the sky. Walks last approximately 3 hours and you will return to camp ready for one of our deliciously prepared brunch served around 11.30am.
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. Stepping outdoors to sleep beneath the stars has been known to improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being. And because sleep is one of the three major pillars of health, it only makes sense that slumbering in the great outdoors is something we should all try at least once in our lives.
Therefore we have built star-beds at Fig Tree Bush Camp/Busanga Plains Camp to give you a truly unique experience! The star-bed is on 4 meter platform with a railing and a mosquito net, at 2 meters high we have a flushing toilet and hand basin. Each platform will have a handheld radio and paraffin lamps for your safety and comfort. Guests can book the star-bed on arrival in camp at no extra costs.
Stay with Us?
There really aren’t words to express how incredible the Mukambi Lodge and Safari experience was for us. The staff is amazing, and they make sure to personalize the experience. The accommodations are excellent, just the right combination of rustic and luxe. The food is incredible and the service impeccable. And that doesn’t even begin to describe the safari experience. Lions, elephants, hippos, zebras, monkeys, baboons — all up close in the most breath-taking setting we could imagine. We stayed at Fig Tree, which is highly recommended for anyone who wants to disconnect and become immersed in the experience. All I can think of is how to get back there. Paradise.
We were also lucky enough during our visit to stay at the new bush camp Fig Tree. Wow! The 3m high tents in the tree canopy are a thing of beauty. There is nothing quite like having the bespoke tent "windows" down, waking to the sight and sound of the tree leaves in the calm breeze. Incredible. There is a wonderful boma area and fire pit in the sand below. The hammock on the beach overlooking the lagoon is a real treat, spend an afternoon here listening to the birds and watching the array of wildlife pass you by.