Busanga Safaris

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A Dream Holiday to Zambia

Written on: November 16, 2013   |   I visited in October 2013 My husband and I wanted to go to Kafue National Park and South Luangwa and we reviewed camps in both areas. We came across Busanga Safaris as they avoided single supplements, because my sister-in-law was interested in coming with us. We sent an email to Tony outlining an itinerary and within half an hour Tony was on the ‘phone discussing our proposals and suggesting other alternatives to get the most out of our stay in Zambia.

We were very impressed by the speed of Tony’s response to our initial email and the personal service offered. His vast experience of working in Zambia and guiding helped us to decide on an itinerary. Tony kept in constant contact with us and when British Airways decided they were going to stop flights to Lusaka, Tony was on the ball and soon had our return journey re-arranged.

He organised our stay in four lodges, all of which were different and excellent. Busanga Plains camp was way above our expectations, and to see wild dogs on our transfer to the camp was a huge bonus. This was our ninth trip to Africa and was by far the best holiday for wildlife and lodges.

Tony even kept in contact with the lodges to make sure there were no problems.

The wildlife in the areas that Tony recommended was excellent: we had never seen so much variety. In three lodges, we did not even have to leave camp, as everything was happening in front of us: observing the conflict between lions and buffalo, hyena hunting a puku which had already been injured the previous night by a crocodile, observing the behaviour of animals and birds right in front of the lodge. We managed to see around 20 birds which were on our wish list, such as Carmine Bee-eaters and large flocks of African Openbills and Abdim’s Storks.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Busanga Safaris to anyone contemplating a safari.
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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Oct 2016.
This was our second trip to Zambia arranged by Busanga Safaris, and once again it was excellent, we can definitely recommend them. The camps used were comfortable and friendly and close to the wildlife. read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Oct 2016.
Tony McKeith of Busanga Safaris took care of organising my travel to Botswana and and a nine night mobile tented photographic safari with Letaka. Busanga were easy to deal with and very efficient. I am planning more safaris over the next couple of years at least and will be using them again.

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Jul 2016.
I've just returned from an amazing month away travelling to Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe organised by Tony McKeith of Busanga Safaris. I've travelled in Africa for many years with Tony and he always works hard to make sure I get exactly the experience I want and this epic trip totally surpassed expectations. Each lodge was perfect, and the wildlife out of this world... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Jun 2015.
We booked a trip to Zambia and had 7 nights in South Luangwa and 4 nights in Chongwe.Tony McKeith of Busanga safari made all the arrangements and it was an unforgettable trip for us. It was an amazing holiday for me and my son and daughter. After only 4 nights we had already seen 8 leopards, 11 lions (eating a buffalo) a bush pig, elephants, pukus (so cute), buffal... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Sep 2014.
Travelled to Kafue National Park, which I think is one of the best. Stayed at Mukesese camp that has a brilliant location - very rich in plentiful diverse wildlife. Superb guides. Great options of hide, vehicle, boat and by foot safaris. Element or remoteness very attractive. Loved the authenticity of a comfortable well managed safari camp.The wildlife is not on t... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Jul 2014.
Dear Tony and team,

Thank you so very much.
You managed to create the most incredible and wonderful honeymoon for us. Every stay and location was excellent although one stood out miles ahead from the rest. The Kitcheche Mara camp was simply superb. You will find our review on TripAdvisor linked to the Mara camp website. We had the experience of a life time that... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Oct 2013.
I first met Tony at a travel show last year. I had visited Africa several times as I am a keen wildlife photographer and discussed going to Zambia which I had not visited. We discussed my requirements and Tony sent me a few options. I contacted him again this year and visited Zambia in October. I visited two camps in Kafue and two in South Luangwa. All camps were g... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: May 2013.
I went to Kenya last spring to volunteer in the Masaai Mara and got in touch with Tony to plan a few days safari at the end of my trip. His suggestions were wonderful and varied and all of the arrangements were expertly taken care of. I visited Lewa Conservancy which was a highlight of my trip and never would have known about it had Tony not suggested it. I sho... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Oct 2013.
We have recently returned from a trip to South Luangwa NP, booked through Busanga Safaris, staying at Shenton's Kaingo and Mwamba camps. This proved to be our best safari yet! Tony was very helpful and knowledgable, all went smoothly, both camps were superb. For wildlife action and photography it could not be bettered, I would thoroughly recommend Busanga Safaris a... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Oct 2013.
We have known Tony and Tyrone McKeith for a number of years and finally got round to safaring with them. After a few discussions with Tony over coffee to discuss options, we left the organising/itineray of our trip to Tony. He delivered a safari that offered all the best Zambia has to offer through game drives, bush walks and boating trips.

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Busanga Safaris

- We offer private/custom safaris
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- Our main focus is: Mid-level safaris
- We book international flights
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T: +44 (0) 1628 621685
Since: Jul 2002

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