Fig Tree Bush Camp

Immerse yourself in the vast beauty of true African wilderness. Fig Tree Bush Camp is situated on the banks of the Shishamba River, an exciting  short drive from its sister camp, Mukambi Lodge. The camp has an elephantine Fig Tree, hence the name, as its centre piece, hanging over the dining Boma.

Lagoons are formed seasonally along the Shishamba River, leaving sprawling, sandy beaches along its length. Fig Tree Bush Camp has one such beach of its own, allowing guests to unwind under the illustrious African stars after supper, around a hearty campfire, encompassed by the sounds of the bush.

Spend your nights in one of four luxurious safari tents, raised 3 metres of the earth to offer spectacular views of the River on one side and the surrounding plains on the other side, granting unique opportunities to spot game from the veranda, and enjoy the privacy provided by your own en-suite bathroom.

The plains around Fig Tree Bush Camp have sprawling amounts of game, including puku, impala, zebra, hartebeest, sable, roan, elephant, lion, cheetah, leopard, serval and much more, all attracted into the camp to access the Shishamba River, which also has hippos and crocodiles. Above that, catch glimpses of the endless and colourful amounts of fantastic birdlife in the region. To add to the discovery and adventure of your stay, join on game drives with Mukambi's experienced guides who will make it their personal mission to track the elusive creatures for you to enjoy.

Fig Tree Bush Camp breaks the mould of a traditional safari. Guests will enjoy all the intimate facets of a classic bush camp but with a fresh and exciting approach. This beautiful location in combination with original raised tents and the wide variety of wildlife is a unique experience.

There are 4 en-suite raised luxury safari tents (2 twins and 2 doubles).

Fig Tree Bush Camp has tented accommodation on 3-meter platforms above the ground, giving a spectacular view over the lagoon and the plains towards the entrance of the camp.

Guests will stay in one of our 4 furnished safari tents. Each tent overlooks the lagoon but also has a private view of the plains behind the camp offering unique opportunities to spot game. Each safari tent has an en-suite bathroom and veranda presenting a unique view from the tree canopy.

Game Drive
Fig Tree is open from May until November each year. It closes during the wet season as the camp inaccessible by road. From May till November the guides are able to get around the park and this is the period in which game drives are doable.

Fig Tree Camp offers game drives daily. One departs at sunrise and the afternoon drive (partly a night drive) leaves at approximately 2 hours before sunset. Drivers are 3.5 to 4 hours long. The game drives always begin right from camp and end back in camp. Game drives can be arranged directly in camp with the manager.

Walking Safaris
Walking safaris are available from June unit November when the camp closes. Grasses are still quite tall and certain areas still a bit muddy which makes walking unfavourable.

Walks leave in the early morning hours after sunrise to avoid the heat of the day. The walks begin right from camp and right from the get go, there's plenty to see along the banks of the Shishamba River. Our guides will talk you through everything Kafue has to offer that otherwise goes unnoticed, showing how the whole ecosystem works together to support the National Park. You can find nature at its most untouched on such safaris.

A Night Under the Stars
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 star-beds at Fig Tree Bush Camp/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. Each platform will have a handheld radio and paraffin lamps for your safety and comfort. Guests can book the star-bed on arrival in camp at no extra costs.

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