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Situated on the southern fringe of the Busanga plains in the northern, Ntemwa region of the vast Kafue National Park, Musanza Bushcamp is located between two different ecosystems. This has resulted in fantastic game viewing in a range of different habitats.
Accommodation & Facilities
Comprising of just six simple walk in tents which are established at the beginning of every season, Musanza provides an authentic, rustic African safari experience. Each tent has its own private bathroom facilities including a flush toilet and hot water bucket shower. The main dining area, where meals are taken, offers fantastic views across the plains and of the Kafue River where hippos and crocodiles dwell.
Wildlife & Activities
Ntemwa is well known for its frequent leopard sighting and great diversity of antelope. Therefore, game viewing is the main activity available from Musanza Camp, with sightings of other big game such as elephant, buffalo, hippo and crocodile relatively common.
Musanza Tented Camp
The Georges - ARIZONA, USA
TRAVEL DATE: 2010 POSTED: OCT 2013
Musanza exceeded all our hopes. We were looking for a rustic bush camp that would afford us true peace and isolation, endless game viewing and no other vehicles or people in sight. If you want to feel like you’re at the glorious... Read More
Musanza exceeded all our hopes. We were looking for a rustic bush camp that would afford us true peace and isolation, endless game viewing and no other vehicles or people in sight. If you want to feel like you’re at the glorious ends of the earth, go to Kafue. We loved it. Less
Musanza Tented Camp
Victoria Langmead - CALIFORNIA, USA
TRAVEL DATE: 2011 POSTED: OCT 2013
Located part way between Lufupa and Busanga, Musanza Bushcamp is mostly an explorations camp. Tents are strung along the bank of the Lufupa River, which by now is a series of pools along a seasonally flooded watercourse. The... Read More
Located part way between Lufupa and Busanga, Musanza Bushcamp is mostly an explorations camp. Tents are strung along the bank of the Lufupa River, which by now is a series of pools along a seasonally flooded watercourse. The mess tent is small but has all you need for comfort. There is also a very nice day bed suspended beneath the large shady fig trees that form the centre point and main shade spot for the camp. It’s a decent authentic camp in a pretty location but wildlife is relatively thin on the ground. Less
is the best time of year for a safari holiday to Zambia?
Most of Zambia sits on a plateau at around 1,000 to 1,300 metres above sea level. This affords much of the country an idyllic climate of warm summers with plenty of rain, and mild dry winters with days of sunshine and cloudless skies.
These ‘winter months’ are comparatively cooler months in Zambia since it’s south of the equator. However a cool day in Zambia is equivalent to a hot summer’s day in many parts of the northern hemisphere, with the caveat that you may need a windproof and fleece on a morning game drive in an open vehicle. The bush camps in the South Luangwa National park reopen in June and these are great months for game viewing with vegetation dying back making it easy to spot wildlife. These are also the best months for seeing the Victoria Falls in full flow.
The heat gradually builds through these months as spring arrives and game viewing is superb as animals congregate in areas of permanent water. It can be particularly hot in lower lying areas such as the Lower Zambezi.
These are difficult months to travel in Zambia except for Livingstone and Liuwa Plains, both of which are accessible in the wet season. The remainder of the country becomes very difficult to get around, and there is significant rainfall. Safaris are good value in South Luangwa at this time of year, as prices fall to reflect the lower numbers of visitors, and you can take boat trips up the river at this time, surrounded by stunning migratory birds and atmospheric skies.
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