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Musanza Bushcamp: Our full report
Sadly, Musanza Bushcamp is closed and is not due to re-open in the foreseeable future.
Musanza Bushcamp is a semi-permanent bushcamp hidden under thick shady trees on a wooded 'island' and overlooking permanent pools along the Lufupa River. It's only open during Zambia's dry or safari season (Jun-Nov) and taken down during the rainy season. As the dry season progresses these pools become an important water source for the wildlife of northern Kafue National Park and there's usually plenty of animal action observed from the camp!
This small intimate camp has only six walk-in tents. More simple than basic in style, each spacious tent has twin beds, a hanging wardrobe made of canvas and a luggage rack. An en-suite bathroom is set up at the back, complete with flush toilet and a bucket shower – filled with warm water on request. Tents are lit by a combination of rechargeable lamps and paraffin lanterns.
Musanza Bushcamp's main area is an open-sided canvas tent housing a small sitting area, the dining table and bar. Beyond this, the campfire makes a great pre and post dinner gathering point where guest can relax and relive the day's experiences.
Activities from Musanza concentrate on day and night drives in open 4WD safari vehicles. These will either spend time exploring the nearby wooded surroundings or travel further to explore the captivating Busanga Plains. As well as the usual myriad of antelope species found in Zambia, this area is home to the diminutive oribi, Lichtenstein's hartebeest and the usually shy roan. Guests also have the chance to spot elephant, buffalo, hippo, lion, cheetah and even wild dog if they are very lucky.
Directions: A light aircraft flight lasting 90 minutes takes guests from Lusaka to Lufupa airstrip. The flight from Livingstone takes a little longer, lasting 105 minutes. From Lufupa it is a game drive transfer lasting about 90 minutes depending on what wildlife is spotted along the way.
Accessible by: Fly-and-Transfer
Owner: Wilderness Safaris
Food & drink
Usual board basis: Full Board
Dining style: Group Meals
Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining
Cost of meal e.g. lunch: Included
Drinks included: All drinks are included in the nightly cost with the exception of premium brand wines, premium brand liqueurs and champagne.
Attitude towards children: Children aged 6 years and over can be accommodated at Musanza Bushcamp.
Generally recommended for children: Musanza is not recommended for families with children under the age of 16yrs as there is little by way of entertainment and no swimming pool to keep youngsters occupied in between game drives.
Notes: The bushcamp is unfenced and dangerous game does walk through. Children should be under their parent's constant supervision.
Power supply: Generator
Communications: Musanza Bushcamp is in constant radio contact with its sister camps in Kafue and with the head office in Lusaka. There is neither mobile reception nor any internet facilities available here.
Health & safety
Malarial protection recommended: Yes
Medical care: All guides and camp management at Musanza is first aid trained. Guests would be flown to a hospital in Lusaka for any serious medical emergencies.
Dangerous animals: High Risk
Disabled access: Not Possible
Laundry facilities: There are no laundry services available.
Accepted payment on location: Any extras purchased at Musanza Bushcamp can be paid for in US Dollars, MasterCard or Visa. Note that a 3% surcharge will be applied to any credit card transactions.