Busanga Bushcamp

Reviews of Busanga Bushcamp

Excellent(92%) From 15 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 15 of our travellers who have visited Busanga Bushcamp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs B - Cornwall
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Busanga Bushcamp review

Welcomed by masses of tsetse flies on the airstrip but once away from there the tsetse were not too much of an issue. The camp was in a great setting and the tents were spot on. As the only guests for 2 of our 3 nights (and they had been empty for the preceding 4 nights) we were a little overwhelmed by the attention at times but the staff were unfailingly friendly and the service was excellent with thoughtful touches and excellent food. Having had reservations regarding the balloon trip, we are now converts to what was a magical experience which enabled us to see cheetah both from the air and then by vehicle. Good bird sightings.

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Mr C & Mr K from Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
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Great Camp but emphasis not on guiding

Difficult to rate the camp. It was much too "corporate" for our tastes.

The camp itself was excellent and could not be faulted, with excellent accommodation and food and very friendly and attentive staff. The only downside, as far as we are concerned, is that you eat separately rather than together and we enjoy the social aspect - however, we did meet some German guests there who said they preferred to eat alone.

The camp is the same size as Musekese but has 1 guide, compared with Musekese's 3 and the only option is rather tedious game drives. There are a lot of animals on the plains but not much variety and the guides main interest was to show us lions. (We did see, before the guide, a clawless otter and a monitor lizard devouring eggs from a nest it had dug up).

The balloon ride was excellent - much better than a flight I had over the Masai Mara many years ago - because it flew very low.

The ride to the airstrip, through a tsetse area was very unpleasant and it was difficult to get into the plane without being accompanied by a swarm of flies!

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Mr & Mrs P - Cheshire
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great lodge

Superb location, very friendly staff, good food and facilities
Game drives were superb with a very knowledgeable guide
Balloon ride was special and was the icing on the cake!
Camp manager was very flexible and managed to change our onward flight enabling us to fit in another game drive

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Ms D from Ireland
Arrived on: 17-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Beautiful Busanga Bushcamp

A wonderful place to start a holiday in Zambia & disconnect from everything: it is truly beautiful and peaceful.

The standards of the rooms are excellent with the extremely comfortable beds! Food is delicious. Immaculate attention to details & excellent coffee brought to your room every morning. The Staff is lovely: Ondyne was most helpful in liaising with other people to successfully retrieve my lost luggage from Lusaka. Pyben is ideal in his role.

The game drive routes may seem a bit repetitive but we had excellent lions sightings (including an adorable cub) and a picture perfect leopard "hanging" in a tree! The hot air balloon trip was amazing with Erik, a very skilled and entertaining pilot .

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Mr M & Ms O - Cumbria
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Busanga Bushcamp review

A lovely camp on the plains. Unknown to us before we arrived, due to spending 3 nights there a free balloon safari was included. This was a wonderful way of seeing the animals and the plains.

Initially we were informed that no walking safaris were available. However the information stated otherwise and it was all sorted out very satisfactorily.

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Mr & Mrs T - Victoria, Australia
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Excellent camp

Well organised camp and great staff. You would expect this for the price.

The included balloon flight was a do-not-miss activity

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Dr & Mrs S - Cheshire
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Enjoyable stay

Busanga Bush Camp is a small, friendly and well managed camp, with excellent guiding from Isaac.

There is certainly good game viewing on the Busanga Plains, but it is more widely spread than in some other reserves. We very much enjoyed our stay, but would probably not recommend BBC for a first time safari.

The helicopter transfer in was fun. We didn't know that, when staying for three nights or more, a complimentary balloon ride is included. Too bad we couldn't go because of the wind, but it would have been a selling point.

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Mr & Mrs D - Leicester
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Busanga Bushcamp review

Great staff who were consistently helpful and cheerful. Super food produced from their 'fire-pit'cooker.

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Mrs & Mr F - British Columbia
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Busanga Bushcamp review

Absolutely loved this camp and wished we could stay for a few more days. Our tent looked out onto a wide open plain covered with antelope. Saw two amazing large male lions on our last morning strolling out of the mist. A lovely sight.

This was the end of our one week Kafue Rivers and Plains tour with Brent Harris as our guide. It was a great trip and I highly recommend it, especially if Brent is the guide.

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Mr & Mrs H from Lancs
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kapinga Camp review

Itinerary changed and we stayed at Busanga. We were very happy with all aspects of our stay here.

We had a problem with tsetse flies on our journey here. In fact, they were a problem on lots of drives out from Lufupa though not at Lufupa Camp. we will complete this page as though is was Busanga.

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