Overview

After falling in love with the Busanga Plains, we built Chisa Busanga Camp to mimic its surrounds through beautiful architecture and environmentally conscious design.

Chisa is the Nyanja word for ‘birds nest’, and the rooms were inspired by the weaver bird nests that decorate the trees here. Sitting on a small tree-lined island, the camp uses only solar power as do the game drive vehicle and bicycles used to explore the watery dambos beyond.

Chisa Busanga Camp celebrates the natural and cultural heritage of the Busanga Plains, a place that will leave an indelible imprint on your mind, as it has on ours.

 

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4 unique rooms inspired by nests of the weaver bird, overlooking the Busanga Plains.

Explore the plains on foot or in an e-vehicle.

Just a 6-month season from June - November.

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  • Location

    Chisa Busanga camp is located in the heart the Kafue National Park’s Busanga Plains, overlooking vast flood plains and dambos that teem with wildlife.

    Built in a great location, on a small tree-island close to the centre of the Busanga Plains, Chisa is small, smart and innovative – both in its design and your activities.

  • Accommodation

     

    Rooms ( Nets) -Tented tents

    Inspired by the stunning surroundings the rooms are all built like a nest up in the tree canopy! With thatched walls you can snuggle up in your very own birdhouse with views across the plains! The design makes you feel like Tarzan of the jungle or as if you are in a raised hide, allowing for prime wildlife viewing. Of course this is a bucket list experience for birders! We love the unusual concept, making the wilderness feel even more wild!

    The Nets  ( sleeps 2 )

    This bushcamp’s four tree-house nests are comfortable and stylish: cosy bubbles with luxurious creature comforts and great views.

    Our four Nests blend seamlessly into the wild outdoors, while paying attention to the creature comforts needed inside for a luxurious nesting and sleeping experience.

    Hidden away in the trees, the Chisa Busanga Nests weave together luxury and romance while immersing you in the enchanting wilderness of the Busanga Plains.

    One of our rooms is equipped with an electric lift to ensure it is accessible for anyone visiting our mini paradise.

     

    4 unique rooms inspired by nests of the weaver bird, overlooking the Busanga Plains.

     

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  • Facilities

     

    Property Facilities

    24-hour Security
    Bar
    Battery Charging Facilities
    Communal Dining
    Disability Services
    Eco Friendly
    Internet Access (Complimentary)
    Laundry Service (Available)
    Laundry Service (Complimentary)
    Meal on Request
    Pool
    Restaurant
    Secure Parking

     

    Room Facilities

    Balcony / Deck
    Disabled Rooms
    Dressing Gowns
    Electrical Outlets
    En-Suite
    Fan
    Laundry Service (Complimentary)
    Mosquito Nets
    Outside Shower
    Pure Cotton Linen
    Safe
    Shower
    Tea / Coffee
    Wheelchair Friendly

     

     

     

     

  • Activities

    Activities on Site 

    Bird Watching
    Cycling
    Game Drives
    Game Viewing
    Game Walks
    Night Drives
    Safaris
    Walks (Guided)
    Wildlife Tours

     

    Activities Nearby

    Hot-air Ballooning

     


     

    E Cruiser Game Drive

    Blend into the quiet of nature in our e-Cruiser, which allows you to experience all the sights and sounds of the bush in near silence and with a deep sense of environmental care. Go unnoticed as you watch elephants walking through the mist at dawn, water-loving lechwe jump the streams, and a mother lion feed her little cubs.

     

    Walking Safari

    Slow down to nature’s pace as your knowledgeable guide and armed scout leads you on a bush walk that immerses you in the natural beauty of Busanga Plains. Our guides are from neighbouring communities and know the secrets of Busanga in every detail. A maximum of six people can go on a walking safari and the minimum age is 14.

     

    E Mountain bike Safari

    Experience the wonders of Busanga quietly and at a comfortable pace from the seat of an electric mountain bike, with an experienced guide sharing their knowledge of the bush. Our guides know all Busanga’s secrets, including spots for breath-taking views and great birding opportunities. As you crisscross through this enchanting landscape on two wheels, you will be creating lifelong memories.

     

    Plunge Pool

    Cool off in our camp pool during the hottest parts of the day and look out for an elephant or puku that just may be passing by the camp. The pool is next to the main camp area and boma so you don’t need to go far for an ice-cold drink and snacks.

     

    Hot balloon

    The ‘sky safari’ is an adventure from above that offers you a bird’s eye view of this remote African wilderness. This experience encompasses all the best things Africa has to bestow on you – gorgeous sunrise views, warm and personable company, and great food.

     

  • Busanga Plains hidden Gem

    A HIDDEN GEM

    The Busanga Plains, secreted away in the northern part of the Kafue National Park in Zambia, is one of the most untouched wilderness areas in Africa. Within its quietness, this wetland ecosystem bristles with diverse life that makes for a special safari experience.

    WILD WETLANDS

    Red lechwe leaping across shallow wetlands, lions hunting in golden grasses, and elephants emerging out of morning mist – this is the Busanga Plains experience.

    Found in the northern region of Zambia’s Kafue National Park, this remote wilderness is distinct from the miombo woodlands of the park. Instead, flat grassland dambos are dotted with date palms and sausage and fig trees.

    As the flood waters recede over June to November, the Busanga Plains become accessible for safaris characterised by outstanding game-viewing, predator action and colourful birdlife.

    THE HOME OF BUSANGA

    Kafue National Park is Zambia’s largest and oldest national park, and is quite possibly one of Africa’s last great expanses of well-protected remote and pristine wilderness.

    REMOTE WILDLIFE REFUGE

    Largely unexplored with pockets of pristine bush, Kafue National Park is the wild heart of western Zambia.

    Kafue was established in the 1950s by the legendary Norman Carr and is the country’s largest and oldest national park.

    THE SECRET OF KAFUE NATIONAL PARK

    Hidden away in northern Kafue National Park lies the Busanga Plains, a seasonal wetland ecosystem famed for its wide variety of antelope species and large prides of lion.

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    NUMBER OF ROOMS

    4 Tented Nests

    FROM PRICE PPPN

    750 – 1000

    MIN AGE ACTIVITIES

    12+ Walking Safaris

    MIN AGE

    9+

    CHISA BUSANGA CAMP PART OF

    Green Safaris

     

    OFFERS

    Green Safaris Book 5-6 nights – 10% discounted.

    Book 7-9 nights – 20% discounted.

    Book 10 nights or more – 30% discounted.

     

    INSIDER TIPS
    • Chisa’s “Nests” offer a unique perspective of the Busanga plains, a birds’ eye view. Something many imagine but never get to experience.
    • A unique sense of spirituality in the Busanga, with the open plains guests experience a sense of freedom.
    • Chisa Busanga Camp is the most recently opened camp in the Green Safaris family.

     

  • Fast Facts

    TYPE

    Campsite

    NO. ROOMS

           4 (Tree houses)

    CHECK-IN TIME

    10:00

    CHECK-OUT TIME

    10:00

    SPOKEN LANGUAGES

    English

    AVAILABLE SERVICES

    Credit Card

    OPEN

    June-November

    CHILD POLICY

    All ages welcome.

    IDEAL LENGTH OF STAY

    2-3 nights combined with Ila Safari Lodge  their lodge.

    SPECIAL INTERESTS

    Adventure, Big 5, Birding, Cycling, Flora, Gourmet, Hiking, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife, Wine

     

  • Getting there

    Access to Chisa Busanga Camp is best by plane. Lusaka – Busanga airfield is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.

    Busanga – Ila Safari Lodge (Chunga Airfield) is approximately 20 minutes. For clients doing a combo of Ila and Chisa a road transfer between the 2 camps is possible and this is approximately 5 hours

  • Food

     

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  • Wildlife

    You can expect to encounter numerous large animals here – elephant, Cape buffalo, hippo, lion, Nile crocodile, warthog, puku, impala, spotted hyena, greater kudu and eland are all common. Unique to the Luangwa are the Thornicroft’s giraffe, Cookson’s wildebeest and Crawshay’s zebra, which are found nowhere else.

     


     

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

     

    Sun set on the Plain – Chisa Busanga Camp

     

    Wild dog on the lookout – Chisa Busanga Camp

     

    The plain a paradise of wildlife – Chisa Busanga Camp

     

    The Lion the King of the Jungle – Chisa Busanga Camp

     

    Wildebeest with the calves on the plain- Chisa Busanga Camp

     

    Zebras on the Plain – Chisa Busanga Camp

     

    Greater Kudu – Chisa Busanga Camp

     

    Hippopotamus – Credit Bernard DUPONT ( Chisa Busanga Camp)

     

    Thornicrofts giraffe – Chisa Busanga Camp

     

    The Leopard resting on the tree – Chisa Busanga Camp

     

    Crawshays zebra Credit : Stfg (Chisa Busanga Camp)

     

    The Hyenas – Chisa Busanga Camp

     

    warthog – Chisa Busanga Camp

     

    The Buffalo – Chisa Busanga Camp

     

    Elephants -Chisa Busanga Camp

     

    The Crocodiles – Chisa Busanga Camp

     

  • Birding

     

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

     

    African Pitta – Credit Derek Keats (Chisa Busanga Camp)

     

    African Pitta- Wikipedia (Chisa Busanga Camp)

     

    African skimmer credit Niall D Perrins (Chisa Busanga Camp)

     

    African_broadbill – Credit : Commons.wikimedia.org (Chisa Busanga Camp)

     

    Allen’s gallinule – Credit: Martien Brand (Chisa Busanga Camp)

     

    Babbling starling – Credit Nik Borrow (Chisa Busanga Camp)

     

    Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo – Credit Badley Hacker (Chisa Busanga Camp )

     

    Crake African – Credit Mark Tittley ( Chisa Busanga Camp )

     

  • Safari Itineraries available for your consideration

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