Fig Tree Bush Camp
Fig Tree Bush Camp, aptly named after the majestic fig tree under which guests dine, relax and unwind is located 20 km West of Mukambi Safari Lodge in the heart of the Kafue National Park on the Shishamba River. The Shishamba River seasonally dries up from May to December, leaving spectacular lagoons within a rich habitat of open plains and lush riverine forest. Fig Tree Bush Camp overlooks the largest lagoon, 1700m long and on average 60m wide. This lagoon maintains its 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 prey on the concentration of game. Guests can spend afternoons relaxing to the sights and sounds of hippos, crocodiles and birds within the lagoon.
The raised main area is under the fig tree overlooking the unique and beautiful beach created by the dried sand banks of the Shishamba River. This area consists of a restaurant, bar, campfire and lounge. After supper guests sit around the campfire, feet in the sand, gazing at the stars and listening to the sounds of the African Bush.
Accommodation consists of four 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 tent has an en-suite bathroom and veranda presenting a unique view from the tree canopy.
Fig Tree Bush Camp has a commitment to the environment in which it’s set. We are advocates of responsible tourism and therefore aim to use materials which are environmentally friendly without compromising on comfort and aesthetics for our guests. The camp is be powered by solar energy providing guests with green electricity 24 hours a day.
Fig Tree Bush Camp is open from May 1st until the end of November. Although we are remote we are very accessible. You can reach us via the all weather Chunga airstrip which is 20Km from camp or via a 1 ½ hour game drive from Mukambi Safari Lodge.