The Journal

Fig Tree Bush Camp

Fig Tree Bush Camp is tucked away in one of the most undiscovered parts of Kafue National Park. The luxurious tented camp comprises four tented chalets elevated on 3-metre high platforms. Three of them offer spectacular views over the Shishamba River while the fourth faces the grassy plains. Take a dip in the infinity pool or do some game viewing from the boma, whilst a variety of animals wander to and from the lagoon below throughout the day. This month guests have been treated to regular visits by the resident male lion, who has been so taken by the staff at Fig Trees’ hospitality that he too has set up camp! We are also thrilled to report that our camera traps also caught sight of another 6 lions in and around Camp. Not only do our camera traps ensure we catch these exciting images on film, but they are vital technological tools in monitoring, tracking and reporting on biodiversity in the Park. We are excited to share that we also spotted 4 cheetahs close to camp. It’s been a month of cats!

Welcoming guests from May until November, let us escort you into the wild in 2022!

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On Sunday 25th September we joined the rest of the World to celebrate World Rivers Day! And Boy, do we have an important one to celebrate! Kafue National Park is named after the Kafue River, the longest river lying wholly within Zambia at roughly 1,576 kilometres long. Pods of Hippos grunt and play along its length, and the mighty Crocodile basks upon its banks or perches just below the water awaiting its prey. During Kafue’s hot dry months (now) when the watering holes dry up, the river becomes the lifeline of the Park, with all of the park’s wildlife drawn to it to quench their thirst and cool off. A hub of activity and a chance to spot and photograph animals and birds of all sizes great and small.
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