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Purple Roller Safari

Explore the varied habitats and terrain of Kafue National Park with stays in two wonderfully remote bushcamps: sister camps that offer access to both the centre of the park and the wildlife-rich Busanga Plains.

Purple Roller Safari: Summary

Purple Roller Safari in a nutshell

A similar size to Wales, Kafue National Park is a remarkable destination, home to a great diversity of habitats and terrain. Its differing environments shelter a range of species, and sightings of both birdlife and game can be highly rewarding, although often not as readily available as in parks like South Luangwa or the Lower Zambezi.

The somewhat greater challenge of pursuing wildlife in the Kafue, coupled with the park's lower visitor numbers, helps makes this safari feel truly offbeat. Guests will experience a tremendous sense of seclusion in the wild, enhanced by the remote and contrasting locations of the two sister camps, Musekese and Ntemwa-Busanga Camp, and their range of activities.

Musekese occupies a superb location at the centre of the park; indeed, its owners were praised for venturing into such a previously unexplored area when it was first established. Here, day and night 4WD game drives are possible, as well as boating and fishing trips along the Kafue River. The main emphasis, however, is on walking safaris, where guests might venture on foot with experienced guides into regions inaccessible for vehicles.

At Ntemwa-Busanga, you'll explore the woodland areas surrounding Busanga Plains, where birdlife is prolific and antelope species like roan and sable roam. Sharing the same high standards as Musekese, Ntemwa offers simpler accommodation in keeping with the adventurous, rustic appeal of the trip.

At a glance

Starts: Lusaka International Airport
3 nights Musekese Camp - Kafue National Park, Zambia Full Board
3 nights Ntemwa Busanga Camp - Kafue National Park, Zambia Full Board
2 nights Musekese Camp - Kafue National Park, Zambia Full Board
Ends: Lusaka International Airport

Musekese Camp

Days 1-4

Overlooking a permanent lagoon in the Kafue National Park, Musekese lies in an area of mature riverine trees. Founded by the enthusiastic Phil and Tyrone in 2013, it was previously a simple bushcamp on the edge of a floodplain near the Kafue River, but after significant renovations it was shifted in 2016 to an area the owners call “Eden”.

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Ntemwa Busanga Camp

Days 4-7

Located in the north of Zambia’s Kafue National Park, Ntemwa Busanga Camp is a simple, seasonal bushcamp located at the southern end of the Busanga Plains.

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Musekese Camp

Days 7-9

Overlooking a permanent lagoon in the Kafue National Park, Musekese lies in an area of mature riverine trees. Founded by the enthusiastic Phil and Tyrone in 2013, it was previously a simple bushcamp on the edge of a floodplain near the Kafue River, but after significant renovations it was shifted in 2016 to an area the owners call “Eden”.

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Musekese Camp

Musekese Camp

Kafue National Park, Zambia

Ntemwa Busanga Camp

Ntemwa Busanga Camp

Kafue National Park, Zambia

Musekese Camp

Musekese Camp

Kafue National Park, Zambia

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Purple Roller Safari.

  • Watching elephants from Musekese's treehouse hide
  • Spinner fishing from Musekese's boat
  • Seeing African skimmers flit above the rivers
  • Sighting cheetah lounging on Busanga Plains
  • Seeking leopards during nocturnal moonlit drives

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Purple Roller Safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

  • Fishing

  • Guided walking safari

  • Night drive

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Key species to see on the Purple Roller Safari

Based on our travellers' observations, we’ve estimated the likelihood of seeing these species during the Purple Roller Safari. Click on the animals and our wildlife surveys page for more info.


Lion

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Roan antelope

100% chance

Sable antelope

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Leopard

98% chance

Buffalo

72% chance

Wild dog

33% chance

Spotted Hyena

29% chance

Cheetah

28% chance

Sitatunga

9% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Eland

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

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