Welcome to the heart of the Kafue

The name ‘Kasabushi’ is KiKaonde for an ‘Otter’.  The first creature Andy and Lib spotted in the Kafue River on their initial visit to the site in 2011 was a Cape Clawless Otter.

Kasabushi is a Bush Camp with a heart that is located in the central sector of the Kafue National Park.  Andy and Libby chose to build their camp within a Wild Zone of the park so by the very nature of their lease are restricted to the camp they can build and how they operate in order to conserve the pristine bush and its wildlife. The camp has been built by Andy and Lib and reflects a true passion for their home in the bush with the care and love they have put into it.

Their camp has opened up a stunning area of the Kafue National Park that had been out of bounds for many years but it is now there to be enjoyed and explored by those wanting to visit an undiscovered part of the Zambian bush.

Guests can enjoy the park and its game loops day and night because the camp is within the heart of the park.

Kasabushi Campsite has proved extremely popular with self-drivers since it opened in 2014.  Only 500m from the Spinal Road but right by the Kafue River guests enjoy exploring the park as well as relaxing within it.

Andy and Lib have now completed the building of their Bush Camp (fully catered, tented chalets) and are enjoying welcoming guests to their home in the bush.

Guests are enchanted by ‘Kasabushi’ sightings from time to time and enjoy them due to the peace, privacy and exclusivity that the camp allows.

50 thoughts on “Welcome to the heart of the Kafue

  1. Hi to you both.i love reading your lovely stories of progress and exciting sightings. You have achieved so much and all to your unique standards and ideals-so don t ever doubt yourselves or Kasabushi or at least not until I ve seen it all again!!
    Much love Happy Christmas Carol xx

  2. A great tale of vision and achievement – Zambian tourism at its very best. Wonderful to know that central Kafue National Park is becoming once again the outstandingly attractive and diverse part of the huge Kafue ecosystem, to be enjoyed by everyone seeking a safari in a truly natural wilderness. Congratulations to Andy and Libby.

  3. Camped here back in April 2016 with a team of folks from Lusaka. What they are building is serenity in the heart of Kafue. Wonderful job and keep up the good work.

    Chris and Erin McCurdy

  4. Having two weeks en the whole of Zambia for a holiday is an impossible task. So we had to make the tough decision to first of all “split” the holiday in two – the first part will be a future holiday – and the second part was to prioritise places to visit during this two week period. Although we weren’t happy to “drop” some venues we sure are glad (extremely) that we decided to include Kasabushi. Kasabushi is an unspoilt jewel and is the product of a detailed and well planned project, definitely not mainstream and demonstrates innovative character. The ablutions are so unique and almost “sexy” ! We have toured all over Africa and nowhere have I seen such unique showers and ablutions. And they are spotless. The campsites are all special and is ideal to catch your breath for a day before exploring Kafue. Definitely book a river cruise and not only enjoy a stunning river and surroundings but also good company. Libby joined us on the trip and we had an awesome time. Andy and Libby, we can only say, well done, keep it up and you will see us again.
    PS. The best goodbye ever was when we saw the otter on our way out at the Lwamwanza bridge, what a special ending to a wonderful stay.

    • Hi Doret, Thanks for the kind comment, we really enjoyed you all. Seeing ‘Kasabushi’ as you left must have been special, we must drive down and have a look, we’ve not seen an otter for a long time, they are so elusive. We are glad you will return, we look forward to it! Lib and Andy

  5. Probably one of the best camp in Southern Africa. In the heart of the park, easily accessible, beautiful spot. Ablutions are a must! We had really nice sightings too (inter alia a male lion and leopard, 3m from the car). Definitely worth the visit!

  6. Friends invited me to join them on a weekend trip to Kasabushi Camp. It was an unforgettable experience! The elephant right behind the central lounge on the first night, The herd of maybe a hundred elephants on the way, the very comfortable, well designed and tastefully decorated chalet, the sundowners in the rockpool, the roaring hippos, the stunning views. And at least one lucky bird: meI! These memories will keep me warm in the freezing cold Netherlands where I will be again two weeks from now. Thank you so much Libby and Andy!

    • Thank you Afke for the kind comments. We really enjoyed having you all stay and were glad you will take so many good memories of our Bush Camp and the Kafue back to the Netherlands. See you again one day we hope, Merry Christmas too! Libby and Andy

  7. Good morning,

    Firstly your camp looks really wonderful.
    We are planning a trip to Zambia next year during the rainy season (we are not sure for now about the dates because we are planning to visit different countries in Southern Africa).

    We would like to stay in the campsite as we have our 4×4 car with roof tent and we like the nature contact. We would like to know if it’s is possible to drive around by ourselves or if it’s necessary to “hire” someone or if you do offer activities. My question comes from the fact that I read on different website that it might be really difficult for us to drive in the park without getting lost or getting stuck somewhere.

    I hope you can help us!

    I look forward to hearing from you


    • Hello Giulia, We are glad you like what you see :). Yes all our campers self-drive to and within the park. Andy can take you out on the river if you wish to see our beautiful stretch of the Kafue. Depending on how much rain we have the game loops might be out of bounds but we have never had anyone get lost so far. Getting to our camp is fine all year, the spinal road is good gravel, the only issue might be if the two rivers that cross the road flood but that happens once or twice towards the end of the rains, usually. The park is so green now and it’s a beautiful time of year, we do hope you will visit us and hope to hear from you again. Bye for now Libby

  8. We are wanting to visit Kafue in April. We have an off road caravan and asking if you have a place to park and any facilities for us types?

    • Hello Mike Thanks for you message. Yes your types are very welcome, just let us know your dates and we’ll hold space for you. We hope to welcome you soon, best wishes Libby

  9. Greetings,
    We are a group of 8 participating in the Put Foot Rally setting off from Cape Town and ending in Malawi through Namibia,Botswana and Zambia.We are driving through with two 4×4 Cruisers with full camping equipment. We would not want to miss visiting Kafue National park, though its only for a night, arriving 1st July and leaving 2nd July 2017 en route from Livindstone to Lilongwe.
    Kindly confirm availability and rates for two campsites and also as an option – 4 Chalets (we have heard so much about).
    Regards, Amin

    • Hello Amin, it’s good to know you have heard good things about our place. Your trip sounds great and we are glad you are including the Kafue in it.We can accommodate you all at our campsite for the night of 1 July but at the moment the chalets are booked, although not confirmed. Camping is K200 (around $20)per night and we include use of a braai stand and all firewood. I have emailed the client with the chalet booking to re-confirm they are definites. We hope to welcome you here! Bye for now Libby

    • We are pleased the days you spent here are moments you treasure, all the best to you all from us both. Ellies shaking the palms on the island as I write this and Andy out on the boat. Lib and Andy

  10. I workd at liuwa one of famous camp I did chefing and other camp work.please am very much interestd and willing to work with you there at kasabushi please am only looking forwad to hear from you .I will be happy when you get back to me

  11. Of all the camps we have visited in Zambia, this is one we will never forget. Andy and Libby go out of their way to make you feel at home and to enjoy yourself and the Kafue park. The campsite setup is beautiful and the ablution (especially the showers) blocks are excellent. We will most definately be back here.

  12. Paradise! Andy and Libby have created an amazing place! the food was amazing, the room was amazing, the environment was amazing, the air was flesh, the camp is peaceful and the service, oh my God, it is world class!! we enjoyed ourselves tremendously and it was awesome interacting with you Andy and Libby, the personalized touch you have put at the lodge side of the camp makes it unique and the stay extra special. Thanks again for making my birthday an unforgettable one!! Looking forward to our next visit.

    • We loved having you here and are so glad your Birthday was so special, come back for your next one! Best wishes to you for the festive season and I will call you next time I get to Woolworths Manda Hill, Libby

  13. We have had a great time at your place. Everuthing was good: the safaritent, the footd, the animals and specialy you Andy and Libby. Because of you we never forget this marvelous place to be. Thank you very, very much.

    • Thanks very much for your kind comments, we loved having you both here. The Kafue is very green now but not too much rain so guests are still enjoying the camp in all its glory. Best wishes for Christmas and 2019, Lib and Andy x

  14. Kasabushi was voted as the best place our Halfway group stayed at on our Zambian tour. In fact some of the group wanted to know why we only stay 2 or 3 days and suggested we should make it a longer stop.Thank you Libby and Andy and now I know the meaning of Kasabushi and my sons surname is OTTO i have even more reason to look forward to our next visit….Pangolins and Ottos…..oh my…it just gets better and better.xxxxxxx
    Love Marsha….see you next year.

    • Thanks Marsha, we love having you all here every year and look forward to seeing you next November. Glad you enjoyed the photo of the huge Pangolin, maybe 2019 will the year you see one…. they are out there for sure! Sending festive greetings to you all and best wishes for 2019. Libby and Andy

  15. liz & Andy, we cant thank you enough, your hospitality was wonderful your venue is absolutely amazing, the peace tranquility and views took my breath away every morning. Andy your knowledge of the wildlife in camp and on safari and boat skills on the river are amazing, the hard work youve done and continue to put into the camp to make your clients have an experience of a life time is second to none. Thank you both, can’t wait to return. Love to you both. X

    • That means so much to us, it’s why we do what we do and when it’s so appreciated it makes us very happy. We miss you all here but are glad you are home safe and sound. Can’t wait to see you photos, love and hugs from us both.

  16. Hi. Do you guys have any availability over the Easter long weekend. What are your local Zambian resident rates and are the roads accessible.
    Thank you

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