Kafue National Park

Chisa Busanga Camp

Overview

Nest in the bush

The Busanga Plains, in the remote north of Kafue National Park, is one of the most untouched areas in Africa. Flooded during the rainy season, the wetlands bristle with diverse wildlife once the waters recede.

Overlooking this immense wilderness stand Chisa Busanga’s four weaver bird nest-inspired rooms. Each has an ensuite bathroom and a balcony from which you can watch elephants, lechwe and predators wander by. One room has a lift for those with mobility issues. Back on ground level, a swimming pool and tented dining, lounge and bar space also make the most of the views.

Completely off-grid and solar powered, spend your days exploring this incredible place on silent electric game drives, e-bikes and experly guided walks.

Facts

At a glance

  • Four nest rooms

  • Swimming pool

  • Dining and bar area

  • Electric game drive vehicle

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Experiences

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    Electric game drives

    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 as you watch elephants walking through the mist at dawn, water-loving lechwe jump the streams, and a lions feed their cubs.

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    E-biking

    Experience the wonders of Busanga quietly and at a comfortable pace from the seat of an electronic mountain bike, with an experienced guide sharing their knowledge of the bush.

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    Walking safaris

    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.

Community & Culture

Green Safaris was born out of a deep connection with Africa’s untouched wild spaces and the wildlife and communities that call them home. A stay here contributes to Green Safaris' Conservation Foundation which supports a number of conservation, community, and environmental initiatives in the Kafue region.

Empowering local people through community development is a strong element that runs through Green Safaris’ lodges and camps. In collaboration with the Zambian NGO By Life Connected, the foundation is implementing several projects in the closest community, such as building secondary school infrastructure in a sustainable way, installing a solar plant to power computer lessons and setting up a community farm.

Conservation

The foundation actively supports the Zambian Carnivore Project and Panthera, two organisations playing a vital role within the Kafue National Park that are dedicated to conserving large carnivores through a combination of research, active initiatives, education, and capacity-building. For example, the Green Safaris team supported the anti-snaring work of ZCP by upgrading and replacing equipment and supplies. And Panthera operates an anti-poaching unit in the Busanga Plains which is part funded by the foundation who have also contributed to the Panthera-managed radio network which is used all over the park for anti-poaching efforts.

Footprint

Green Safaris’ properties have been designed and built in the most sustainable way, and to ensure they blend seamlessly into their specific habitat.

They have the all-electric ‘silent safari’ experience, with Chisa Busanga operating both e-bikes and electric Land Cruisers, all charged with its solar farm.

Chisa Busanga is run completely off-grid, designed in a way design maximising natural airflow, sunlight and shade. The tents are mounted on stilts, which means they can be left during the wet season and physically have a minimal footprint.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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