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Most-visited country: Zambia
Most-visited destination: Kafue
Average safari duration: 12 days
Most-viewed animals: Elephant , Lion
Most guests are from: United Kingdom

More wildlife, fewer visitors--A Kafue adventure safari

Views: 151 Visited: Sep 2018 Reviewed: Oct 01, 2018

A tour operator's measure of success is the number of repeat clients they attract. This trip was our THIRD with Busanga Safaris, but our first group trip (only 5 guests) with owner Tony McKeith. Our previous trips have run like clockwork, but having Tony's relaxed and reassuring presence meant that that this one was completely stress-free but packed with excitement.

The Kafue is, as the cliché says, the size of Wales and teeming with game ... read more

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Kafue National Park - September 2017

Views: 156 Visited: Sep 2017 Reviewed: Sep 12, 2018

This was a Busanga Safaris photographic safari in the company of fine art photographer Tom Way. We were met at Lusaka Airport and spent a comfortable night at Pioneer Camp making the journey by road to Musakese Camp the next day. Our time was split between Jeffery & McKeith Safaris' Musakese Camp and its outlier on the Busanga Plain, Ntemwa. Tyrone was an excellent guide and worked with Tom to find the best positions for our photography. Being... read more

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Kafue safari: An amazing holiday!

Views: 148 Visited: Sep 2018 Reviewed: Aug 22, 2018

I have just returned from a 10 night safari in Zambia and what a time I had! The holiday was meticulously organised by Tony from Busanga Safaris; I knew I was in good hands from the first moment I corresponded with him. After a couple of emails I rang Tony so he could get a really good idea of what I really wanted (within reason!) on my holiday in Africa, and also what I wasn't so keen on (single supplements, six Land Cruisers around one lion.... read more

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Outstanding safari to the Kafue: undoubtedly a five star experience

Views: 1248 Visited: Jul 2018 Reviewed: Aug 06, 2018

Tony McKeith, who runs Busanga Safaris, is a marvel! I was struggling to arrange a very special Golden Wedding Anniversary holiday for my family of eleven, aged from seven to seventy seven. He quickly grasped what I was trying to achieve, was mindful of our budget and sensitive to all my aims and concerns.

The result was a safari which was voted "Best holiday of our lives"by each and everyone of us. From the smooth journey via Emirates to L... read more

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Kafue National Park: Just fantastic

Views: 415 Visited: Oct 2016 Reviewed: Oct 20, 2017

My trip to Zambia last year was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I had such a fantatsic time that I would go again and repeat the trip in its entirety.

I had always wanted to go on safari but was unsure about doing such a big trip as a solo traveller for fear that it would not be as enjoyable. How wrong I was! From my early conversations with Tony about what to expect, the sites we would see, the food we would eat and sounds... read more

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Wildlife spectacular

Views: 363 Visited: Sep 2016 Reviewed: Oct 18, 2017

I first went on a Busanga Safaris trip over 10 years ago. Since then I have been with them nearly every year, to numerous game reserves and national parks, in my quest for wildlife photographs. Without exception, every safari has been planned and executed to perfection with itineraries and transfers coming together flawlessly. Needless to say, I am booked on another safari with them in 2018. read more

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Namibia, a wonderful place to discover!

Views: 244 Visited: Sep 2017 Reviewed: Oct 12, 2017

We asked Tony Mckeith from Busanga Safaris to give us a"bare bones" itinerary for 3 weeks in Namibia, in a vehicle, just us, with a guide! The result looked amazing, covering all the things we wanted to see; Kolmanskop, the deserted diamond town; Soossusvlei Dunes; Damaraland, in the stunning mountains; then of course Etosha for the wildlife and the Africat Foundation which protects cheetahs - this was only a few of the things we did in our 3... read more

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Living my African dream

Views: 255 Visited: Aug 2017 Reviewed: Oct 05, 2017

My life-long dream was to visit Kenya and the Masai Mara, when I did do the trip I loved it. When I discovered Busanga Safaris and Tony himself i realised there was more to Africa than Kenya. I have had many exciting visits to Zimbabwe, Zambia Tanzania and Botswana. Along the way I have seen some great wildlife sights and stayed in all kinds of camps. I have been on several safaris over the recent years arranged by Busanga Safaris, some on ... read more

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Photographic safari in the Kafue

Views: 264 Visited: Sep 2017 Reviewed: Oct 04, 2017

I booked my safari through Busanga Safaris. It was specifically a photographic safari with wildlife photographer Tom Way and Tyrone McKeith of Jeffery & McKeith Safaris.

We spent four nights at their Musakese base and four at the Ntemwa-Busanga Camp. Tyrone took us to many locations with a wide range of wildlife and was hugely generous in sharing his knowledge of not only the animals but of all the environmental factors behind their presenc... read more

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Under An African sky

Views: 683 Visited: Nov 2016 Reviewed: Oct 03, 2017

I have been to Africa three times - Kenya, Zambia and Tanzania. Each time I went with Busanga Safaris and I would definitely use them again. Each experience was amazing in its own right. In Kenya we visited the Maasai Mara, in Zambia South Luanga and Kafue and in Tanzania, Namiri Plains, The Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. In each location the accommodation was excellent, the guides both knowledgeable and friendly and the food superb. On ... read more

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Simply fantastic wildlife sightings mobile camping in Botswana

Views: 262 Visited: Sep 2017 Reviewed: Sep 29, 2017

We travelled with Tony McKeith of Busanga Safaris as group leader on a mobile camping trip in Northern Botswana that took in Savuti, Khwai and Moremi.

Our tents were "no frills" and comfortable and we were very well-looked after by an enthusiastic, friendly camp team who did an amazing job of providing a delicious and different meal for lunch and dinner every day for 9 days out in the bush.

Our guide was Shadreck and he had great local ... read more

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My safari

Views: 150 Visited: Aug 2017 Reviewed: Sep 28, 2017

What a great time I had with Busanga Safaris. Tony organised and Phil and Tyrone took over on the ground. They were amazing with organisation of the day to day safaris. I had a wonderful time and didn't want to come home. The information and guided adventures was very informative.
I now can't wait to go out there again....
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Tony's touch

Views: 566 Visited: Nov 2016 Reviewed: May 31, 2017

Booked a trip to Zambia last November and, after sending out a few emails to various tour operators using the Your African Safari Shaman feature, it was clear to me that Tony of Busanga was the one to go with.

I really wanted to see Kasanka and the bats but, at the time of booking, there were no tours to this park. As I was traveling solo, I needed to join others on safari and I needed to avoid single supplements. In the end, we went with S... read more

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Botswana experience

Views: 594 Visited: Nov 2016 Reviewed: Dec 18, 2016

Just back from Botswana organised by Busanga Safaris (for the second time). Immense experience. Saw everything on my list and more, including wild dog, leopard, cheetah, lion, etc. The camps and guides were exceptional and all the transfers worked seemlessly. Unforgettable experience I can't wait for my next safari. Will definitely use Busanga again for the personal service and intimate knowledge of local wildlife. read more

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Zambia live

Views: 474 Visited: Oct 2016 Reviewed: Nov 25, 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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Busanga Safaris with Letaka, Botswana

Views: 450 Visited: Oct 2016 Reviewed: Oct 31, 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.

All the arrangements worked perfectly and I was enormously impressed by guide Nkosi Sibanda whose years of of experience repeatedly enabled him to plac... read more

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An amazing adventure

Views: 464 Visited: Jul 2016 Reviewed: Aug 18, 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.

Rwanda was for visiting Mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkeys.

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Zambia safari: we fell in love immediately

Views: 572 Visited: Jun 2015 Reviewed: Jun 22, 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), buffalo, hyenas, hippos, crocodiles, baboons, civet, genets and lots and lots of beaut... read more

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This is how to do it

Views: 832 Visited: Sep 2014 Reviewed: Oct 10, 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 the door step but in the camp! Can’t wait to return.
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Brilliant safari and beach holiday

Views: 703 Visited: Jul 2014 Reviewed: Aug 04, 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 we wished for our honeymoon.
Thank you for making this happen.
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Zambia as seen on the BBC

Views: 658 Visited: Oct 2013 Reviewed: Dec 03, 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 great with spectacular views, good food and friendly helpful service. The guides ... read more

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Kenya Green Season

Views: 630 Visited: May 2013 Reviewed: Nov 25, 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 should also mention that I was travelling alone after my volunteer trip and I alway... read more

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Zambia Photographic Spectacular!

Views: 422 Visited: Oct 2013 Reviewed: Nov 25, 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 and Shenton Safari camps. read more

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Zambia with Busanga Safaris - an amazing safari

Views: 403 Visited: Oct 2013 Reviewed: Nov 17, 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.

Week 1 saw us visit South Luangwa staying at Kafunta and Island Bush camp. In week 2 we caught wit... read more

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A Dream Holiday to Zambia

Views: 497 Visited: Oct 2013 Reviewed: Nov 16, 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.

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Great Safaris

Views: 476 Visited: Sep 2012 Reviewed: Oct 20, 2013

Quite a few years ago I contacted Busanga Safaris in response to an advert in BBC Wildlife magazine. From that first call Tony Mckeith and I have periodically been putting the world (or at least Africa) to rights ever since.
Busanga Safaris have now arranged three safaris for us.The first was to the Kafue (with our son incurring no single supplement). At two of the camps we visited we were the only clients which is is just how I like it! The ... read more

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Back in the African Bush

Views: 508 Visited: Jul 2013 Reviewed: Aug 26, 2013

I first came across Busanga Safaris at a Destinations exhibition where I was immediately struck by the notice 'No Single Supplement'(rare indeed in safari companies). I have been on 2 trips to Zambia with them and both were totally brilliant. All the lodges I stayed at were different but extremely comfortable and the food was fantastic. While I did not see as much as I had on trips to East Africa, viewing conditions were so much better - no do... read more

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Zambia with Busanga Safaris

Views: 538 Visited: Apr 2013 Reviewed: Aug 20, 2013

We are a family of 5 adults and we can all wholeheartedly attest to the wonderful services provided by Tony at Busanga Safaris. our trip was to Zambia in april 2013. We personally interviewed multiple operators and luckily settled on tony. The planning stage went smoothly and all e-mail queries were answered promptly. The transfer of travel documents...no problem. no payment issues at all. Execution of the trip was flawless and all lodgings ex... read more

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Busanga Plains..a special place.

Views: 523 Visited: Oct 2013 Reviewed: Aug 20, 2013

As soon as Tony answered the phone,I knew we were in good hands.
My group of 6 have about 60 trips to Africa between them, so are hard to please, but that is exactly what Busanga Safaris did. In fact they exceeded all expectations and we will be returning again and again until our legs or wallets give up!
Of course we saw plenty of game and birds but their safaris are more than that, champagne in the hot springs, walking on floating grass, w... read more

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Call in the professionals

Views: 498 Visited: Oct 2012 Reviewed: Aug 15, 2013

I have two main requirements for my safari trips, one is that there is no single supplement, and two, there is maximum photographic opportunities.
Some years ago I put this to Tony at Busanga Safaris and he came up trumps. The resulting trip was to the Kafue National Park in Zambia. Since then I have been on several more safaris, all organised by Busanga, and every one has been executed without a hitch. All have matched my requirements and li... read more

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Incredible experience

Views: 353 Visited: Aug 2011 Reviewed: Aug 14, 2013

After a lot of discussion with my 3 kids (15, 17 & 20) we decided to go on our first family safari. Luckily I contacted Busanga Safaris and asked Tony his advice. Next thing you know we were off to Zambia. I have to say it was a holiday of a lifetime and Tony and his team did an amazing job. It couldn't have been a better safari with superb accommodation and food, and he even managed to lay on the wildlife. Thanks to the guides we got to see w... read more

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Best safari holidays

Views: 370 Visited: Oct 2012 Reviewed: Aug 12, 2013

I have been visiting Africa for many years and finally a few years ago found Busanga Safaris when visiting Destinations Travel Show. Never looked back since. This year going to Zimbabwe and next year back to Zambia my favourite safari destination.
Busanga safaris are the only people to do Safaris with and I recommend them to everyone who wants a great African adventure.
Best thing for me is that there is no dreaded SRS, most travel companies... read more

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"My favourite safari operator"

Views: 458 Visited: Jul 2013 Reviewed: Aug 11, 2013

I made my first safari in Kenya 30 years ago. I immediately caught the "bush bug", that's why I am trying to go to the bush as often as possible. Two years ago I wanted to go to Busanga Plains in Zambia. I looked for information on internet and that is how I came across Busanga Safaris company. I decided to book this umpteenth safari with them. I haven't been disappointed, everything went perfectly so in 2012 I decided to go back to Busanga Pl... read more

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Busanga Safaris, Zambian experts

Views: 484 Visited: Sep 2011 Reviewed: Aug 09, 2013

We have now taken two safaris organised by Tony McKeith (and have booked a third) to Zambia. They have both been excellent covering South Luangwa and Kafue, two very different areas. We stayed in Kafunta Lodge (SL), very comfortable with great food and Tony organised our own jeep for four of us. Place crawls with leopards, saw 5 on our first evening drive! Kafue and the Busanga plains are totally different, very wild and the Plains camp wonder... read more

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