In June 2015 Mukambi Safaris opened this new luxury bush camp in an undiscovered part of Kafue National Park. It is named after the giant fig tree next to the boma (central area) overlooking a unique sandy lagoon. This lagoon maintains its alluring water throughout the season attracting an array of wildlife, including elephant, puku, impala, warthog, zebra, and hartebeest. Predators like lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena are regular visitors and the wild dog have been known to prey on the concentration of game. The camp has tented accommodation on 3 meter high platforms above the ground, giving a spectacular view of the plains and the lagoon where various animals come to drink.

The beautiful location in combination with spectacular accommodation and the variety of wildlife are the main attractions – not to mention the remoteness of the Camp and as always the good food

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  • Location

    The Camp is located in a remote area of the central part of the Kafue National Park in Zambia

  • Accommodation

    Fig Tree Bush Camp has tented accommodation on 3-meter-high platforms above the ground, giving a spectacular view over the lagoon and the surrounding bush. We have 4 en-suite luxury safari tents on stilts (2 twin and 2 double).

    Each safari tent has an en-suite bathroom and veranda presenting a unique view from the tree canopy. Guests will then come together underneath the Fig Tree, from which the camp is named, to savour the serenity of the lagoonas well as delicious food and wine.

    • En-suite open air bathrooms with hot running showers, wash basins

    and flushing toilets

    • The tents are light, airy and spacious with large beds draped with



    mosquito nets

    • Experience the total peace of nature from your private veranda.
    • Enjoy the glow of lantern lights on canvas walls and drift off to sleep.

    to the sounds of the African night

    • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, conditioner & skin moisturizer)
    • Bug spray, insect repellent and mosquito coils
    • In-tent power, with a 3-pin (UK) plug socket for charging electricals.
    • Hot water bottles in wintertime provided with turndown service.


    Raised Safari Tent



  • Facilities

    Camp Facilities
    • Central dining boma and lounge area
    • Central campfire allows for the perfect nightly star-gazing
    • Infinity swimming pool overlooking a watering hole with sunloungers and kikoyi towels
    • Complimentary laundry service
    • Relaxing double hammock on the lagoon beach
    Room Facilities
    • Balcony / Deck
    • Detached Private Bathroom
    • Electrical Outlets
    • En-Suite
    • Fan
    • Laundry Service (Available)
    • Laundry Service (Complimentary)
    • Lounge Area
    • Mosquito Nets
    • Outside Shower
    • Pure Cotton Linen
    • Shower
    • Tea / Coffee
    • Verandah

  • Activities

    Game Drives

    Fig Tree offers two activities, the first of which is Game Drives. These are available twice daily, one in the morning departing at sunrise, and one in the evening, which turns into a night safari. The guides take you from camp on a tour of the several surrounding loops, where you can see a mix of vegetation, from the open plains and tall grass, to the areas of thick bush. You can see the animals parading in the open, or camouflaged with the African bush. Then following sundowners over the hippo pools, the night safari and search for nocturnal animals begins. The guides will return you to camp with the fire ready and time enough to enjoy all the stars the night sky has to offer.

    Nature Walks

    Walking safaris depart in the early morning after the sun rises to avoid the heat of the day. The walk will begin with a short briefing from a guide, before you head off into the African bush and have the chance to get closer to nature than ever before. Our guides have a wealth of knowledge about Kafue National Park, and will share their knowledge with you, from the insects on the ground, to the birds in the sky. Walks last approximately 3 hours and you will return to camp ready for our deliciously prepared brunch.

  • Fast Facts






    02h00-06h00 PM


    10h00 AM




    Airport Shuttle (Complimentary)


    12 years and above are welcome


    Not allowed


    May -Novermber


    Adventure, Birding, Flora, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife, Wine

  • Getting there

    Getting Here GPS coordinates; 15° 0’2.14”S and 25°49’1.77”E Air Charters to/from our local airstrip at Chunga.

    • Lusaka – Chunga 1 h 15min
    • Livingstone – Chunga 1 h 15mins
    • Chunga – Busanga 30 minutes Our road transfers;
    • Lusaka – 3 – 4 hrs (270kms) Self-drive from Livingstone and Lusaka;
    • Tar roads from Livingstone and Lusaka
    • Well graded roads in Kafue National Park
    • 4×4 not required to reach camp, even in the green season

  • General Information

    Park Fees Park fees and bed levies

    These are payable in Kwacha cash or USD to the Department of National Parks on departure unless included in your rate.

    The combined per day rate is; ·

    Citizen: K334 pppd ·

    Resident: $45 pppd ·

    International: $50 pppd

    Special Occasions

    If your visit to us includes a special occasion, birthday or anniversary, do let us know in advance so that we can make preparations accordingly.


    There is no phone signal at the camp, and no wifi, making it the perfect place for a “digital detox”.

    Child Policy

    Fig Tree bush camp welcomes young adults above the age of 12 years, but parents take their children on activities at their own risk. Guests with young adults will be either grouped tog

    Food & drinks

    Fig Tree Bush Camp offers superb food and after a three-course supper guests will sit around a campfire, feet in the sand, gazing at the stars and listening to the sounds of the African Bush. Mukambi is famous for its excellent cuisine and friendly staf

    What to Bring?

    Early mornings in winter (Jul-Aug) can get a little chilly whilst out on an open game-viewer, and whilst Mukambi provide fleece-lined ponchos on the vehicles for our guests, it is advisable to bring along some suitably warm clothing for these activities. A warm fleece hat and gloves is also recommended. Mukambi provide towels in the tents and around the pool, so feel free to bring along your swimming costume to enjoy the view from our infinity pool.

    The birdlife in the park is one of the major reasons people visit, so it is advisable to bring along your binoculars to maximise your viewing. Standard safari clothing (neutral coloured, not white or black) is recommended for all activities as well as sturdy, closed-toe shoes should you wish to join a nature walk. Please bring any medication you may need as well as spares; we are a long way from the nearest pharmacy or doctor


    This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. This property is located in Kafue National Park. The additional mandatory fee covers entrance to the national park.

  • Kafue National Park

    Kafue National Park details

    Kafue National Park is a unique area. The enormous size (one of the biggest National Parks in Africa), the many different habitats and the huge variety of mammals and birds make it an area waiting to be explored. It is Zambia’s biggest and oldest National Park and is easily accessed from both Lusaka and Livingstone. But the best of all is the untouched wilderness that the park has to offer as mass tourism does not exist, leaving the park pure and unexplored. This is what a real safari should be like, excellent game viewing with a rich diversity of wildlife, stunning landscapes and unspoiled by mass tourism. Although the park has a lot to offer, relatively few people visit this Zambian treasure.


    The Kafue National Park is named after the Kafue River that runs through the park for over 250 km. It enters the Park in the Northeast and forms Lake Itezhi-Tezhi South of the Park, a beautiful dam with big herds of wildlife roaming around on its shores. Other well-known rivers in the Kafue are the Lunga and Lufupa River, which both feed into the Kafue River. The Kafue River then joins the Zambezi River in Chirundu before finding it’s way through Mozambique to the Indian ocean. The Kafue River itself has spectacular riverine forests on its banks and flows throughout the year, changing from a wide, slow flowing river to stretches broken up by islands with fast flowing water. The river attracts a wide variety of animals and birds and is filled with hippos and crocodiles of all sizes. Boat cruises and fishing trips are a must for guests visiting the river. Most safari lodges and camps within the Kafue National Park are based on the Kafue River.


    Kafue Wildlife

    The breeding herds of elephant are numerous, and the large predators are back in numbers. Among them several prides of lion, cheetah and leopard. Also packs of the endangered wild dog regularly pay a visit. Other animals that you are likely to encounter are buffalo, zebra, hippo and various antelope species like impala, puku, sable, hartebeest, bushbuck, roan and waterbuck.

    Kafue Birds

    The diversity of habitat makes Kafue National Park also one of the best locations in Africa for birding. The Kafue River, wetlands, savannah and woodland boast an impressive 478 of Zambia’s 733-recorded bird species. Among them African Wattled and Crowned Crane, Fish Eagle, Woolly-Necked Stork, Saddle Billed Stork, Goliath Heron, Ground Hornbill, African Fin Foot, Pel’s Owl, Purple-Crested Lourie and Chaplin’s Barbet amongst others.

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    Fig Tree Bush Camp



  • Animals

    Some of the animals found in this area.
    Kafue National Park, Zambia.


    The Hippo within the lodge area - Busanga Plains Camp



    The Lizard within the lodge area - Busanga Plains Camp


    Roan antelopes resting - Busanga Plains Camp


    The Warthog searching for food - Busanga Plains Camp


    Roan Antelopes at peace - Busanga Plains Camp


    The leopard resting - Busanga Plains Camp


    The Varaan at peace with nature - Busanga Plains Camp


    The Hippos as usual at play in Kafue River water - Busanga Plains Camp


    The head of Elephants on the pool - Busanga Plains Camp

  • Birding

    Some of the birds found in this area.
    Kafue National Park, Zambia.


    Black-cheeked lovebird – Credit Dick Daniels


    Böhm’s bee-eater – Credit Nathan DeBruine


    Brown-headed apalis – Credit Nik borrow


    Chaplin’s barbet – Credit Nick Hudson


    Chestnut-backed_Sparrow-Weaver – Credit By Nigel Voaden


    Collared palm-thrush – Credit Zak Pohlen


    Denham’s bustard – Credit Bernard


    African Finfoot – Credit Wikipedia


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