With just 5 brand-new guest rooms and a team of experienced guides, activities are taken at your pace and interest. Rooms at Musekese Camp are spacious and comfortable with all the necessities. This includes en-suite flushing toilets and on-demand hot water showers. All our power requirements are drawn from a well configured solar set up and the main area has plenty of surplus power 24/7 to keep all your devices fully charged and drinks ice cold.
The wildlife viewing in and around Musekese is exceptional. Game numbers and the quality of sightings have improved year upon year thanks to increased protection and concerted habituation by Phil, Tyrone and the team. All the major predators are present, with leopard and lion very well represented. Elephant herds are always visible in the dry season months and the plains game is as numerous as it is varied from sable and hartebeest to zebra and puku (puku in their thousands!). Birding is top-class, with hundreds of species recorded in and around the Musekese area.
We appreciate that our guests come with a great variety of interests and we have taken care to ensure that the well-maintained equipment we use reflects that. From the flat-bottomed hulls of our sturdy river boats, to the option of game drive vehicles with or without the roof. For the keen photographers we have specially adapted camera mounts to ensure complete stability for your shots.
Game drives are a sure bet for wildlife photographers allowing you to get closer and cover greater distances. We have a modest road network designed by us to maximize game viewing opportunities whilst also preserving the different habitats and leaving great expanses for walking
Boating is arguably one of the finest ways in which to experience the Kafue National Park; little is known about the Kafue River by first time visitors, but it never fails to impress, with its crystal clear perennial waters drawing in boundless wildlife and a stunning array of birds.
Walking is best in the morning when temperatures are cool and tracks and signs are fresh! Walks are tailored to suit, but are typically a gentle amble through the bush. This allows you to experience the smaller, more intricate things that might be missed from a vehicle.
Birding is exceptional throughout the Kafue – whether on a multi-hour birding walk in the bush, or on a short meander around the confines of the camps with your guide and/or host, you will be sure to see birds both numerous and rare.
At Musekese, near the camp itself, is an elevated hide overlooking the Northern portion of the Eden Lagoon. Relax on a comfy bean bag with a cold drink and binoculars in hand and see what unfolds…
A new addition to the activity offering at Musekese and only available in June (dependant on water levels seasonally) – two hand-made classic Canadian canoes allow guests a rare and intriguing look at the Eden Lagoon, hippo, birds and all!
Getting to Musekese Camp
It has never been easier or more affordable to fly to the Kafue with flexible departure times available every day of the week from and to Lusaka
Lusaka to Lufupa Airstrip (or vice versa) – flight time approx. 1 hour 15 minutes
Flying to and from all other destinations from Lufupa Airstrip is also possible with competitive charter flight rates available – Livingstone, Kalabo, Jeki, Mfuwe, etc.
Lufupa Airstrip is across the Kafue River from Musekese Camp, this transfer takes approx. 30 mins and includes a small drive to the river bank, a short boat cruise along and across the Kafue River, and another short drive into camp.
Musekese Camp is reachable by road
Lusaka to Musekese Camp can take approx. 5 to 6 hours, with 3 on a good tar road and 2 on a graded bush-road when inside the park towards camp. Make sure to leave camp before 06h30 to avoid traffic which can add considerable time to the drive.
Musekese Camp is too far from Livingstone to be reached in one day