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Jeffery & McKeith Safaris

Jeffery & McKeith Safaris, Kafue National Park

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Those seeking a true wilderness safari should book with Jeffery & McKeith, a small, owner-run company based in the Kafue National Park. The founders, Phil and Tyrone, are experienced guides and passionate about the park with its flora and fauna, and about conservation. Most travellers choose to combine a stay at the two camps – Musekese, which is the base camp (open May 1st until December 1st), and Ntemwa-Busanga, which is even more rustic, having previously been a mobile camp (July 1st until November 1st).

Though the game here might not be as concentrated as it is in the Lower Zambezi and Luangwa, there are no other humans either, making this an ideal choice for travellers looking to get off the beaten track.

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Jeffery & McKeith Safaris
  • rooms

    Musekese comprises of four traditionally thatched chalets, all complete with comfortable beds, luxury linens and local furnishings. En-suite bathrooms are open air and come with traditional wood warmed bucket showers and flushing toilets.

    As a seasonal camp, Ntemwa-Busanga is more rustic, though rooms are still en-suite, with drop loos and bucket showers, and simple yet comfortable furnishings.

  • facilities & activities

    Choose from suggested safari packages or opt for a tailor-made itinerary. A combination safari of the two camps is ideal for a week-long trip, but linking up with other camps in – and beyond – the Kafue can also be arranged.

    There is a good range of activities including game drives (and all-day drives), walking safaris and boating safaris, all with exceptional guides with a passion for wildlife conservation. Keen twitchers won’t want to miss the opportunity of joining a birding walk around the camp, armed with binoculars, while close to Musekese Camp is a small, camouflaged hide that is perfect for photographing game and birds arriving to drink and graze. There is a maximum capacity for six people on each activity, so you’ll be able to get the most out of your guide.

  • dining

    Jeffery & McKeith Safaris pay attention to good cuisine, and have enlisted the services of Michelin-star trained chef Jamie Sparks to create a bespoke menu and train local kitchen staff. At Musekese Camp, meals are taken in the large main area deck, with open sides that make the most of the wonderful views. Extending right into the lagoon, it offers unparalleled game viewing and bird-watching opportunities, and is a stellar spot for dinner beneath the stars. There is also a main lounge area beneath a large grass thatch roof, a good place to relax in the shade with an ice cold drink.

  • family

    There is a min age of 12, with no specific family rooms. Yet this is a great option for those seeking a bespoke experience in the true wilds of Africa, without coming across other vehicles and walkers.

  • location

    Set in the Kafue, both camps are incredibly remote. Being isolated in Zambia’s largest national park is one of the best ways to experience this slice of wilderness. Arrive by charter flight or road transfer from Lusaka – which takes approximately three to five hours depending on which camp you stay at.

    Musekese Camp is based in an area known as “Eden”, overlooking a permanent lagoon and surrounded by massive riverine trees. Watch from the deck as herds of elephant frolic and the resident lion prowls the area.

    In the north of the park, beneath an ancient Sycamore Fig, Ntemwa-Busanga is a small camp pitched at the southern end of the Busanga Plains.

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