Busanga Bushcamp


Busanga Bushcamp has just four en-suite pole-and-canvas chalets – which are shaped like traditional Meru-style tents. However, the top half of their walls are mosquito-proof gauze, and the bottom section is canvas. The ceilings of the bedrooms are canvas, and that has a shade-cloth mounted above it to help keep cool. Each has a wooden veranda which is partially-shaded.

In keeping with the bushcamp feel, the décor of these has been kept simple, using natural fabrics and colours. However, comfort has not been compromised on and each room has two large queen-sized beds, each bathroom has a flush toilet, hot showers and complementary toiletries – even cotton dressing gowns are provided!

During the night, large mosquito nets cover the beds and curtains are drawn across the windows to keep insects away as you sleep.

Note that all of the chalets at Busanga Bushcamp are, at least partially, shaded under trees, and all have open-air bathrooms. As there is no door between the bedroom and bathroom, these chalets are not entirely enclosed. This is good news for nature-lovers, as there are often resident geckos and tree frogs in the rooms, as well as assorted organic debris which drop from the canopy into the bathroom. (If the thought of this makes you uncomfortable, then consider one of the more luxurious camps on the plains – Shumba Camp or Kapinga Camp.)

In 2007 we stayed at Busanga Bushcamp and found that chalets 2, 3 & 4 each had spectacular views over the plains. Chalet 1 was deeper in the shade, so only had a broken view of the plains but, unlike the other rooms, the deck surrounds two sides offering a wider and more varied view. Each deck also has a comfortable hammock in which to relax during siesta.