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Mukambi Fig Tree Bush Camp
In June 2015 Mukambi Safaris has opened a new luxury bush camp in an undiscovered part of Kafue National Park, Fig Tree Bush Camp. This luxury camp is only 1½ hours driving from the lodge and is appropriately named after the big fig tree in the middle of the camp. Fig Tree Bush Camp is situated next to a beautiful beach created by the dried sand banks of the Shishamba River. After supper guests will sit around a campfire, feet in the sand, gazing at the stars and listening to the sounds of the African Bush.
Fig Tree Bush Camp will overlook a large lagoon, 1.7 km long and about 60m wide. This lagoon maintains it’s alluring water throughout the season attracting an array of wildlife including elephant, puku, impala, warthog, zebra, and hartebeest. Predators like lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena are regular visitors and the wild dog have been known to prey on the concentration of game. Guests will spend afternoons relaxing to the sights and sounds of hippos, crocodiles and birds within the lagoon.
When to visit
Fig Tree Bush Camp will open for guests from 1 may to 30 november 2017.
Fig Tree Safari Tents
Fig Tree Bush Camp will have 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.
4 en-suite luxury safari tents on stilts (2 twin and 2 double)
Guests will stay in one of our 4 furnished safari tents raised on 3m high platforms. 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. Guests will then come together underneath the Fig Tree, from which the camp is named, to savour the serenity of the lagoon as well as delicious food and wine.
Food & drinks
Along with the tented accommodation is a main area (boma) next to the Fig tree overlooking our unique sandy beach, and giving a lovely view of the lagoon where a variety of animals come for a drink and memorable moments are made.
The beautiful location in combination with spectacular accommodation and the variety of wildlife will be the main attractions (not to mention the remoteness of the Camp).
We do game drives twice a day. One departs at sunrise and the afternoon drive (partly a night drive) leaves at approximately 2 hours before sunset. Drives are 3.5 to 4 hours long. Our vehicles are located in the park, which is a short boat trip across the Kafue River so game drives depart from within the park daily.
Walks leave around an hour after sunrise to avoid the heat of the day. The walks take place in the Kafue National Park itself and are approximately 3 hours (unfortunately not available due to the wet conditions from approximately Dec to May).
How to find us: Fig Tree Bush Camp: 15° 0’2.14”S and 25°49’1.77”E.
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