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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24 thoughts on “Campsite

  1. If there ever was a 5 star luxury camping experience in the bush, Kasabushi tops it! Thank you to Andy, Libby and their staff for a memorable week of bush walks, fishing local style, beauty, tranquillity and glorious showers under the stars.

  2. It sounds like I’ll be able to afford to buy you a great bottle of wine to toast your new venture, with that exchange rate. We’re already talking about how lovely it would be to come out. Let’s see what we can do!

  3. Thanks for a great weekend. Your location and campsite are absolutely beautiful. My 7 year old loved the shower and toilets (and she is picky). And of course we saw wild dog that we have been trying to see for over half a decade and our friend for more like 3 decades!
    We will be back, and look forward to seeing your main camp dvelopments

  4. It’s been nearly two years since our wonderful, albeit very short, stay at Kasabushi in May 2014. Great to see the progress you are making with the camp. Looking forward to returning for a longer stay next time. Best wishes, Dee & Steve (Australia)

    • Hi Dee and Steve, So good to hear from you and to know you still remember the campsite fondly. We hope life for you is good and thanks for keeping in touch. See you again one day we hope. Lib and Andy xx

  5. I really want to come here because of all the fantastic animals. the pool sounds amazing and very fun. Hope we can visit soon if so will be very exited for the trip. hope my mum and dad would let me come here. if we visit I will jump up for joy because it sounds SSSSSSSSSOOOOOO awesome .

    • We are so excited that you want to come and stay with us so keep pestering Mum and Dad, you will love it! You can follow our blog so you know what we are getting up to in the meantime, Love and hugs, Lib and Andy

  6. Hi Andy and Lib, I am looking for a campsite for my wife and I arriving on the 11th of June for two nights. Next to the river please

    • Hi Mike, Many thanks for your message. Yes we have a camping spot by the river for you both for the 11th and 12th June, I confirm I am holding it for you. We look forward to welcoming you both, best wishes for now Libby

  7. Hi Andy and LIbby,will you guys be open in July,or are you closed because of Covid and do you allow offroad Camping trailers?


    • Hi Sheldon, Thanks for your message. Yes we are open for sure and we do allow camping trailers. Let us know when you are ready to book and I will gladly hold a camping spot for you, best wishes for now Libby

      • Hi Libby

        That is great,thank you,I am keen to bring my trailer,but my wife would like to stay in a Chalet now…😁…

        I will confirm dates and which option we would like to take ,closer to the time,

        Thank you for getting back to me.


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