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Wilderness Safaris Offers Free Hot-Air Balloon Safaris In Zambia

Posted on 4 August 2013

Wilderness Safaris has reintroduced its seasonal offer for guests visiting Busanga Plains in Zambia’s diverse Kafue National Park. Free hot-air ballooning during August, September and October is being offered to all guests staying for three nights or more at the charming Shumba or Busanga Bush Camps. Guests will also receive a 50% discount on flights to and from Kafue from either Livingstone or Lusaka.


Ballooning, Wilderness Safaris Busanga Plains
Wilderness Safaris Busanga Plains Hot-Air Balloon Safari (Image credit: Mike Myers for Wilderness Safaris)


All guests will also receive a complimentary copy of Swamp Lions – the compelling documentary on the Busanga Pride. Lions are the dominant carnivore and prime attraction for many on the Busanga Plains which is renowned as one of Africa’s hidden gems.

Shumba and Busanga Bush Camps are perfectly located to provide safari-goers with unbeatable wildlife sightings, either from the unique vantage point of a hot-air balloon or on an interpretive game drive led by an experienced guide. In addition to excellent lion sightings, guests may see cheetah, wild dog, spotted hyaena and various plains game such as red lechwe and puku, as well as large herds of buffalo.

Hippo are also abundant and can be viewed on boating safaris during the months of May through to June. Specially adapted motor boats which are able to operate in very low water levels offer excellent birding opportunities and great sightings of hippo, lechwe and puku.

Wilderness Safaris’ Shumba Camp has six luxurious safari tents raised on platforms under shady trees overlooking the surrounding plains. The large en-suite tents are served by a central raised dining and lounge area. Busanga Bush Camp provides an intimate and authentic experience in Kafue consisting of four well-appointed Meru tents.

In addition to exciting wildlife experiences, guests will be spoilt with delicious sunrise breakfasts and evening meals often cooked over an open fire. Meals may be served in the elegant dining areas or in the traditional boma where elements of local Zambian culture come to the fore. An experience not to be missed.


Sunset Ballooning, Wilderness Safaris Busanga Plains
Wilderness Safaris Busanga Plains Hot-Air Balloon Safari Sundowners (Image credit: Mike Myers for Wilderness Safaris)


Read more from the Zambezi Traveller eNewsletter:
Zambezi Traveller eNewsletter (No5, Aug 2013)

Read more about the region in our destination guide:

Zambezi Traveller Directory:
Wilderness Safaris Busanga Bush Camp
Shumba Camp