Sunday, 19 August 2012

Would you like to see Wild dogs? Amazing opportunities to encounter these wonderful animals, Click Here.

So many people love to see Wild dogs and spend a life time of safaris hoping to see them. Well Check out this message from our man Doug Macdonald  in Zimbabwe:
" just back from Mana and its pumping down there, I now have two Wild dog pack dens on my GPS both full of puppies and another pack moving with puppies and also a Hyena den with puppies so all looking good."

We have set date safaris planned in 2012 & 2013 ( click here) and can easily arrange a trip just for you to visit mana Pools, may be staying at a combination of semi permanant camps and mobile bush camping. With great chance's to encounter Wild dogs on foot and on game drives, also fantastic Lions amongst lots more varied and interesting wildlife, all with Doug who is one of the very best guides in Zimbabwe and who knows Mana like few others.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Gorilla's Chimps & Incredible Wildlife. 2013 rates to Uganda & Rwanda now with low season discounts

The magnificent Gorillas Chimps and diverse wildlife of Uganda and Rwanda are a wildlife enthusiasts dream, offering so much more than you might expect. Our new low season rates will be applicable on all new bookings for our set date  safaris and private safaris running in low season; 15th October to 15th December 2012 and 1st March to 31st May 2013.

Volcanoes Safaris prices include all the activities mentioned in the itinerary, your own expert Volcanoes guide and vehicle, accommodation and all meals and drinks. It is also worth noting that when you stay at a Volcanoes Lodge a complimentary massage and any activities you might wish to do after a days trekking Gorillas ! .

Check out our suggested safaris here  and don't forget we can arrange everything we mention on dates to suit you or as a private departure for just you, your family or friends.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

A completely Unique - Carnivore Research Safari - New date for 2013 book now

A completely unique safari experience that introduces you to the work of the Zambian Carnivore Program. (ZCP) has been operating in Zambia since 1998, carrying out conservation and research activities to conserve Zambia's populations of this highly endangered species. They started off with a focus on the highly endangered African wild dog but now expanded to all large carnivore species across Zambia through a variety of applied research activities, anti-poaching and habitat conservation work.  The ZCP team is based with Nkwali camp and will accompany you on activities and share their work with you.
During this week, you will spend time with ZCP project manager Dr Matt Becker and his team. Activities will include tracking, learning about ecological survey techniques in the field including lion identification and prey surveys, attending lectures and visiting ZCP's education partner Chipembele Wildlife Centre. The schedule is flexible as the carnivores are unpredictable. At least one of the activities each day will be with the ZCP team. The safari gives you a chance to gain some exclusive insights into the ZCP conservation program. In addition to the above activities, you will also enjoy game drives and/or walking safaris in the park.
 Click here to see more info and don't hesitate to book early as these safaris always fill very quickly.

Friday, 25 May 2012

New Set date safari (SOLD OUT) to Zambia's Kafue With Tony Mckeith.

Welcome to the wonderful Kafue national park in western Zambia. And our very popular 9 night safari. We Have just added a new date just at the end of the safari season when the bush is at it's most dramatic and the sky is full of great cumulus clouds. Led through out by Tony Mckeith and also staying with Tyrone Mckeith at the beautiful Plains Camp. A chance to visit the Kafue with it's most experienced and passionate team.
We arrange this safari as a set date starting on 27th Oct or you can enjoy the itinerary on dates that suit you unescorted but with our assurance that everything is carefully planned for you from start to finish. Whether looked after by our colleagues in this collection of small privately owned safari camps or escorted throughout by one of our team who have a passion for the Kafue and great deal of safari experience in the region, they will ensure that you do not have anything to concern yourself with, apart from getting the best possible photos of the varied and interesting wildlife we aim to encounter on this unusual and interesting safari.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

How to avoid single traveler supplement charges

Look for this symbol throughout our website to quickly identify the many safaris we offer which avoid extra charges for solo safari travellers. We arrange many safaris for single travelers, and apart from working hard to avoid unreasonable extra charges we like to reassure solo travelers that their safari experience will not be a lonely one, the camps we use on the whole are small and pretty informal, where meals are taken together with the camp managers and other guests and where your guides will ensure that your interests are taken into consideration. Many of our solo traveling guests return year after year to enjoy our wildlife safaris for their interest and variety but also because of our seamless arrange
ments and reassurances. Call and speak to one of our friendly team.

Can you spot the difference between night and day

Am I the only one who thinks that if a safari is described as 7 nights it should mean 7 nights on safari ? and not 4 nights on safari with 3 days traveling.... Well it turns out that some of the more financially motivated travel agents think you won't notice, well not before you have emotionally committed to the trip. I saw an hilarious example recently where day 1 described the journey from your home to the Airport - Followed by 4 nights (bearly time to unpack on safari) day 6 was spent getting back to the airport to catch the homeward flight and day 7 describes the homeward flight, landing and getting from the airport back home. Now apart from being boarder line rip off it shows just what they think of their customers. And you dont have to be an expert to guess you might even be paying the same as if you had been on safari for the full 7 nights. So before you think about that 7 night safari just count the days and ask your self what you are really getting. Tony.....

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Mara Migration film camp This is a chance to use the camps and guiding expertise usually only available to film makers and photographers who want

-$2,100 ( £1,330 ) pp 2012 5 nights
Only operateing in Aug & Sept please contact us to book early.

Busanga safaris are delighted to be able to add to our list of unique safaris, having teamed up with a highly regarded specialist safari camp operator to provide our guests with the opportunity to visit the Maasai Mara at the height of the great migration. Camp is operated by a specialist safari operator with a vast amount of experience in the Mara, experts in running well planned and very comfortable safari camps for many TV and film companies such as BBC, NHK and Rai as well as pro photographers and film makers.

This is a chance to use the camps and guiding expertise usually only available to film makers and photographers who want an unfussy and practical base from which to explore the Mara away from the busier tourist trails.
As the herds of Wildebeest & Zebra move form the Southern Plains in the Serengeti to the Northern Plains in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in search of pasture. The 'Northern Plains Mara Camp, a totally eco friendly mobile camp will be built up by the Mara River in the Mara Triangle and close to Kichwa Tembo airstrip in the heart of the great wildebeest migration route. Like the wildebeest this camp will only be here temporarily from August to very early September blending in to cause minimum impact on the surroundings and leaving no trace of having been there when camp is taken down in September.

The camp set up is a traditional comfortable mobile tented camp: with just 5 large walk-in tents with verandah area with small table and chairs. They are fully equipped with either double or twin beds, bedding, towels, side table, hurricane lanterns, torch, large dressing/working table, hot ‘bush’ shower and ‘short drop’ toilet ‘en suite’ and hand wash basin, mirror.
Meals are served in a spacious semi open mess tent with reading and relaxing area, dining and buffet area. They consist of full English breakfast, buffet lunch and three course diner in the evenings, prepared by highly skilled chef, and impeccably presented. There is a well stocked bar, tea and coffee are available at all times.

The small team in camp is run by owner managers Andres & Lorraine and has a small team of nature guide/game trackers who are based at camp, so are two fully safari prepared 4WD vehicles which make great platforms for guests to view and photo wildlife out on the plains. Typical days include early morning game drives, back to camp for breakfast followed an afternoon / evening game drive – if guests are in camp for several days there may be the opportunity for a bush breakfast or lunch or if you wish a long game drive to a far end of the park.


It is possible to extend your visit to The North Plains camp with a visit to the Lewa Conservancy or to the coast at Lamu Island.
We can arrange bonded international flights to coincide with this safari.
Includes: Air Kenya return flights Nairobi Wilson – Kichwa Tembo – Nairobi Wilson. Accommodation and meals on full board basis. bottle water, soft drinks, beer, and table wines, game drives, airstrip transfers. park fees.