Kasabushi Campsite opened in 2014 and rapidly earned a reputation as one of the best and prettiest in Zambia, in Southern Africa in fact. The central part of Kafue National Park had been unavailable to campers so Lib and Andy have introduced a whole new area of the river and bush for self-drivers to enjoy and explore. Kasabushi Camp is open all year.
The location is stunning with views across the river to a palm-covered island as well as up and downstream with resident pods of hippos wallowing in the river. Elephants can be seen crossing from the island to the mainland later in the dry season.
There’s a great diversity of bird and animal species in the Kafue National Park, more than anywhere else in Africa. Feedback from guests is that the central Kafue National Park is one of the most pristine, unspoilt and beautiful bush areas they have enjoyed and they love having it almost to themselves.
The campsite is for self-catering campers only. Facilities include two waterfall showers with hot and cold taps, the donkey boiler is lit at 6am and 4pm. Two wash basins also have hot and cold, hand soap and a mirror. The two flushing toilets have 2-ply paper! The washing-up area has hot and cold water running and a separate water tap.
Power points at reception are available during the day for camera and phone charging.
Use of a braai stand is included in the nightly charge. All designated pitches are by the river and pre-held for campers that book ahead. Firewood is included and efficient, friendly campsite staff are there to supply wood and manage all fireplaces. Tents and air beds/stretchers/cots are available for hire. Rates
The campsite is surrounded by different species of trees, the main pitches have shade. The grass disappears late in the dry season leaving brown grass and sandy soil. All pitches give campers space and privacy to enjoy their home in the bush in peace and quiet. Lib and Andy have gone to a lot of trouble to build a campsite that is functional but attractive and different to anything else campers will have experienced. The campsite furniture is hand-made and every pitch has a seat/table and stools for sitting or placing a cold beer on.
Maps of the area are provided for self-driving the park from camp.
There are great fishing spots on the river (we encourage catch and release) as well as a boat launch spot (private boats allowed) and moorings on the campsite bank.
2-hour boat trips (9-seater Aliboat) are available to campers with Andy as the competent guide/skipper. Game-drives and guided walks can also be arranged.
Tsetse flies prefer Miombo woodland to riverine bush so the camp stays free of them. Doom is left at the entrance to the camp to spray any that accompany vehicles into camp. Mosquitos are rare in the camp or surrounding bush.
The campsite is ideally situated Location just off the Spinal Road, 45kms south of the M9 and 4 hours drive from the outskirts of Lusaka. From the south it’s a 3 hour drive on the Spinal Road from Lake Itezhi Tezhi through the park. Kasabushi Campsite is the perfect place to enjoy the Kafue River and the National Park.
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