FAQs

Road Transfer Rates
Return Lusaka to Mukambi (4,5 hours) per person USD 200
Single supplement USD 60
One way to or from Lusaka per person USD 125
Single supplement USD 38
Return Lusaka – Mukambi/vice versa per vehicle USD 600
One way Lusaka – Mukambi/vice versa per vehicle USD 450

(Fig Tree: May – Nov/Busanga: Jul - Oct)

Mukambi/FT to/from Busanga road transfer one way 6 hrs, p.p. USD 75
Single supplement USD 23
Mukambi to/from FT road transfer one way p.p. 1,5 hrs USD 25
Single supplement USD 6

Your air charter company will have details about flights to Mukambi. However Mukambi Safaris is also able to arrange chartered flights for its guests once they’ve enquired with reservations. Sadly there are no seat rates available and all flights are quoted on charter basis.

We use Chunga airstrip for guests staying at Fig Tree Bush Camp and guests staying at Busanga Plains Camp use Busanga airstrip.
Mukambi flights are mainly serviced by Flying Mission Zambia, but we are able to use other charters based on the requirements of the group. Duration of flights will differ depending on the plane used.

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Rooms

Our Busanga Plains Camp offers an intimate safari experience with four en-suite luxury tents (2 twin and 2 double) with stunning views over the floodplain. The spacious tents are light and airy with large comfortable beds draped with mosquito nets, have electricity and are adjoined to open air bathrooms with running water and bucket showers. Experience the tranquillity of nature from your private veranda and admire the soft glow of the outside lanterns as you drift off to sleep to the sounds of the African night.

Activities

If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that there are few things more humbling or awe-inspiring than gazing up into the vastness of a star-spangled night sky. Stepping outdoors to sleep beneath the stars has been known to improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being. And because sleep is one of the three major pillars of health, it only makes sense that slumbering in the great outdoors is something we should all try at least once in our lives.

Therefore we have built the star-bed at Busanga Plains Camp to give you a truly unique experience! The star-bed is on 4 meter platform with a railing and a mosquito net. At 2 meters high we have a flushing toilet and hand basin. There are also a handheld radio and paraffin lamps provided for your safety and comfort. Guests can book the star-bed on arrival in camp at no extra cost.

Game drives depart from Busanga Plains camp daily. One departs at sunrise and the afternoon drive (partly a night drive) leaves at approximately 2 hours before sunset. Drives are 3.5 to 4 hours long. You will make your way across the open plains from camp, the beauty of drives here is the openness of the plains, it guarantees that you will see multiple species in view at once. It also means you have the chance to see some spectacular stalking by predators of the various types of antelope, and the speed at which they can run on open ground.

The Busanga Plains area is also perfectly situated to see large numbers of less common animals such as puku, red lechwe, Lichtenstein’s hartebeast, oribi and servals. But is is also well know for the big lions, buffalo, elephant and wildebeest. Cheetah and wild dog are also often sighted, while a special treat is the ‘resident’ herd of rare roan antelope. For birding enthusiasts, the park boasts over 500 species, including endemics such as Chaplin’s barbet & African fin foot.

Game drives depart from Busanga Plains camp daily. One departs at sunrise and the afternoon drive (partly a night drive) leaves at approximately 2 hours before sunset. Drives are 3.5 to 4 hours long. You will make your way across the open plains from camp, the beauty of drives here is the openness of the plains, it guarantees that you will see multiple species in view at once. It also means you have the chance to see some spectacular stalking by predators of the various types of antelope, and the speed at which they can run on open ground.

The Busanga Plains area is also perfectly situated to see large numbers of less common animals such as puku, red lechwe, Lichtenstein’s hartebeast, oribi and servals. But is is also well know for the big lions, buffalo, elephant and wildebeest. Cheetah and wild dog are also often sighted, while a special treat is the ‘resident’ herd of rare roan antelope. For birding enthusiasts, the park boasts over 500 species, including endemics such as Chaplin’s barbet & African fin foot.

Walks leave around an hour after sunrise to avoid the heat of the day. The walks take place around the plains surrounding the camp, and is more of a nature walk to see all the tracks, droppings and small insects on the ground. You can try your luck walking over the ‘floating’ grass, and capture National Geographic worthy photographs of the sun rising between the branches of lone Musekese and Fig Trees. You may even come across the odd predator or two, but do not fear, our highly trained guides are armed and will show you the African Bush at its finest.

Seasonal or on request

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Booking T's & C's
  • Master card/Visa/Amex are all welcome. A 3% handling fee is payable on all transactions. Alternatively guests can make payments in cash US$ or Zambian Kwacha.
  • All rates are quoted in USD per person per night sharing.
  • A single supplement of 30% applies during the peak season.
  • Full Board rates include all meals and accommodation only. The rates exclude drinks, activities and National Park fees and Bed Night Levies.
  • Fully inclusive rates all meals, accommodation, 2 activities a day and drinks. The rates exclude National Park fees and Bed Night Levies.

Mukambi safari Lodge:

Children between 4 and 12 years pay 50% provided they share with parents/adults.
Children 4 years and younger stay for free.
Children of all ages are welcome to join their parents on activities and will be held fully responsible for their safety.
Guests with children will be either grouped together or given a separate vehicle.

Fig Tree Bush Camp & Busanga Plains Camp:

Only children 12 years and older are allowed to stay at Fig Tree and
Busanga, however exceptions can be made but must first be discussed with
management.

  • National Park entry fees are excluded from our rates.
  • Guests are required to pay Park Fees directly to DNPW (Department of National Parks and Wildlife) in cash only (USD or ZMW).
  • Currently the rates are as follows:

Non-residents: USD 20 per person per day for park entry.
Children 12 and under: USD 10 per person.

  • Busanga Plains Camp and Fig Tree Bush Camp are located within the National Park and in addition to park entry fees, guests have to pay bed night levies: USD 30 per person per night.
  • Bed night levies are not included in the rack rate and are charged separately.
  • Agents have the option to Pre-pay Park fees for guests or the guests can settle directly in camp (cash only) with the DNPW officer on duty.
  • National Park entry fees & Bed Night Levies are subject to change.
  • There is 50% deposit on accommodation only bookings and a 25% deposit on safari package bookings in order to confirm and hold the  space.
  • Provisional bookings will generally be held for 14 days following which the deposit should be paid or the booking will be released.
  • 91 days or more – no charge.
  • 91 – 30 days before your safari – 25% cancellation fee.
  • Within 30 days before your safari – 100% cancellation fee.
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Contacts
Mukambi Safaris
Number: +260 974424013
Email: info@mukambi.com