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Lusaka-Mongu Road Busanga Plains, M9, Kafue National Park 10101 Zambia
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 07/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 31 Specialty lodging in Kafue National Park
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Mukambi Safaris is a Dutch family run safari company in Zambia with three camps in Kafue National Park, one of the largest unspoiled wilderness areas in the world. Mukambi Safari Lodge is your gateway to Kafue National Park, one of the biggest and last remaining true wilderness areas of Africa. Activities consist of game drives, sunset boat cruises, fishing trips and walking safaris on which you are likely to see elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, and hippo besides an incredible variety of birds. Fig Tree Bush Camp is situated next to a beautiful beach created by the dried sand banks of the Shishamba River. The camp overlooks a large lagoon, 1.7 km long and about 60m wide. Busanga Plains Camp is the seasonal luxury bush camp of Mukambi Safaris located deep in the heart of the famous Busanga Plains, a stunning wetland area in the north of beautiful Kafue National Park. The camp in Busanga offers an intimate experience with our tented accommodation in the middle of the floodplain.
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Free parking
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Lusaka-Mongu Road Busanga Plains, M9, Kafue National Park 10101 Zambia
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CME wrote a review Nov 2020
Lusaka, Zambia16 contributions
We’ve stayed here a few times over the years and always liked it. We have had good sightings including of leopards and lions and the guides are knowledgeable and attentive. The staff are generally very good and accommodating. The food is good too. For a family, the villa is excellent. The location is on the river and it is incredibly spacious. We’ve stayed in a number of lodges in the vicinity and this is probably the most kiddie friendly as the main area at least has railings, they have a number of high chairs, there’s a kids’ pool and they cater for kids’ food. That said, you are still in the bush and you do have to be careful. Other than the villa, the tents are also good options. The chalets are nice but less exciting. They also have two other camps, one in the spectacular busanga plains, that can be added in as a package.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Marion B wrote a review Nov 2020
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What an incredible way to feed your soul and a true bucket list experience. A privilege to be so deep into the Africa bush and the vastness of the plains is mesmerising. We had amazing wildlife sightings, including Wild Dog, 8 Lions on the hunt, a magnificent Serval Cat and a herd of about 60 Elephant. Nothing is too much trouble for Dave and his team, and hot bucket showers were readily available at all times. The new Star Bed, with its 360 deg panoramic view and was completed while we were there and would go back for a visit just to experience a night under the stars. Thanks guys, for a truly memorable time.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Karanvir Kohli wrote a review Nov 2020
Lusaka, Zambia4 contributions
I visited Mukambi Safari lodge with my family in October 2020 and we thoroughly enjoyed our trip. We stayed in the family riverside villa and I must say that the views from the private deck are awesome. The room is good but it did get quite hot as the fans were not very effective. Meals were great. Two of us are vegetarians and were catered to very well. Game drives were good with various sightings including leopard, lions, elephants, hippos, crocodiles, antelopes etc. The sunset cruise was amazing and very relaxing! The staff is very courteous and made our stay memorable. The highlight of our stay was a surprise visit by 2 beautiful elephants at the deck of our villa! We also had a 5 am wakeup call by a kingfisher bird knocking on our window. Looking forward to visiting again soon.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: The villa has a private deck which offers great views of the river
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Nathan S wrote a review Jul 2020
Ndola, Zambia5 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful place on the banks of the Kafue being sung to sleep by hippos. They even accommodated our special request for a hippo-focused boat ride! It was lovely! It is right on the edge of Kafue park so you have the option to self-drive into the park as well which is a bonus!
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Response from info mukambi, Owner at Mukambi Safari Lodge
Responded Jul 23, 2020
Dear Nathan, Many thans for your kind words and support during these difficult times, it was a absolute pleaseure having you come and stay wih us! We hope to see you again sometime in the future. Best regards, The Mukambi Team
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Michael R wrote a review Jun 2020
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia4 contributions4 helpful votes
My final visit to Mukambi (of 12-13 including Busanga Plains last year), and my first stay at Fig Tree, amazing! Each aspect of check-in to check-out, great food, friendly people, great drives really great service and conversations, down to the details. (even hot water bottles in bed when it's cold!) Thank you Mukambi Friends!
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Response from info mukambi, Owner at Mukambi Safari Lodge
Responded Jul 23, 2020
Dear Michael, It was with pain in our hearts that we said good bye after all these years of you coming to stay with us! It has always been an absolute pleasure to have you come and stay with us, no longer just as a guest but as a friend! We will miss you but hope we will see you again sometime in the future. Good luck in your further teaching career in India. All the best, The Mukambi Team
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$785 - $960 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ZambiaKafue National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mukambi Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Mukambi Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Mukambi Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mukambi Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mukambi Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mukambi Safari Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mukambi Safari Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Mukambi Safari Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.