Reviews of Ntemwa Busanga Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
7 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Ntemwa Busanga Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Ntemwa Busanga Camp - Great Safari"
My guide Gareth travelled with me from Musekese Camp and was exceptional. His knowledge and enthusiasm were boundless and he was also great company. Ntemwa Busanga Camp is more basic than Musekese, however, it is not detrimental. There is power in the bar area to charge batteries and bucket showers and lighting in the tents. The food was of a very good standard and the hospitality excellent.
The full day activity was the highlight as it provided the opportunity to venture far on to the plains where we encountered large herds of antelope including Sable, Roan, Puku and Red Lechwe. The bird life at the water holes was incredible and a particular highlight was spending time with a Secretary Bird. It was incredible to watch a herd of elephants cross the plain.
The Tsetse flies were aggressive around the edge of the woodland, but non-existent on the plain.
The Hippo pool was an exceptional experience and I was thrilled by the photographs that I was able to take. I was an incredible experience to be on foot so close to these amazing animals.
I would not hesitate to recommend a visit to Ntemwa Busanga Camp and I would suggest that it is included with a stay at Musekese camp." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia
"Great location at the edge of the plains"
The Ntemwa treetop bar is a fantastic lookout.
Busanga wildlife is quite different. we saw herds of eland, roan-and sable antilopes, lots of lechwe, puku and hippo's together with warthogs, apart from lions zooming in on a herd of wildebeest.
Crowned cranes, secretary birds, skimmers and kingfisher interacting!
TseTtse flies were no nuisance in neither of the Kafue camps but for the transfer between Musekese and Ntemwa we were happy with the closed vehicle." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
"Remote gem in Kafue"
Our drive to Ntemwa Busanga from Musekese went through a wooded area well-inhabited by tsetse flies - the only time they actually bothered us in Kafue. Ntemwa Camp itself, though pleasantly situated against trees, had no problem. The camp's attractive minimalist design particularly appealed to us, with its elegant fly over the lounge area, its lunch table/bar on a raised platform and flowering cassia beside the meshed tents. We loved the small size of the camp (just 3 or 4 tents and a resident staff of 4).
These consisted of game drives on the spacious Busanga Plains, or around the wooded edges near the camp, and observations at some local lagoons. We saw buffalo, roan and sable antelopes, wildebeest, hartebeest, duiker, puku, impala, oribi and reed buck then a large herd of red lechwe at the further end of the plains. Also of course hippos, crocodiles, warthogs, zebras, elephants and numerous birds, including the attractive wattled cranes, open-billed storks and African skimmers.
A lovely finale to our safari." See all these reviews: 19n in Zambia
"Wonderful bush camp, in a great spot"
Tents are comfortable and well spread out, offering plenty of privacy; the food was excellent and guiding standards high. Highlights included a full-day drive out on the plains with Effie, with large herds of sable, roan, lechwe, buffalo and elephant; evenings at the pools nearby the camp were special, too.
Birds are very strong: James, a guide with encyclopaedic knowledge, and another guest counted some 130 different species the day I arrived. There are no other camps close by and we seldom saw another vehicle... which is exactly what I like.
Highly recommended." See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
"My favorite camp in Busanga Plain"
I stayed there for 3 nights and was guided by James. I was amazed by his knowledge. He was also looked after me very well. Busanga plains is stunning. I love this vast open plain.
The game was a bit quiet while I was there, but I saw buffaloes, wothog families, many antelopes, and beautiful birds.
It takes more than 3 hours drive to get there from its main camp Musekese (and Tsetse were very active in some places) but worth to visit. I want to stay longer next time." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia
"Basic but very acceptable bush camp"
The tents were small meru style tents with en-suite bathroom and flush toilet.
Food was good and plentiful with meals being taken together on one large table." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
"Musanza Busanga Camp"
We saw about 10 oribi and even saw a blue duiker on the drive to the camp!" See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
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