So who are we?
There’s always a story behind the genesis of any company, but in truth, Busanga Safaris was a natural evolution for the McKeith family.
As a lifelong wildlife enthusiast, a chance conversation between Tony and another, led to this single father and his young son Tyrone, on an exploratory safari to Zambia’s Kafue National Park.
The overwhelming beauty, space and epic wildlife encounters on that adventure had a profound and lasting effect. Though father and son continued to explore the planet together, the Kafue had gripped them both, and its indelible mark warranted many return visits in the years that followed.
Their enthusiasm for the Kafue resulted in Tony creating a small single safari operation. Its respectable success did not come from the adverts placed in key publications but rather by word of mouth… this father and his little boy ached to share the beauty of this place with others. And so Busanga was born, with a tagline true to its purpose… seeking fantastic wildlife in wonderfully wild places.
After only a few years, Busanga Safaris’ initial guests to the Kafue multiplied and so began the careful development of a selection of alternative safaris and wildlife tours, each created from personal experience and each, as priority, offering a most varied and interesting wildlife experience.
As the company evolved from a hobby on the back of a love affair with wildlife to a formal business operation, the aim has never been financially motivated. During Busanga’s development years, Tony, with the outstanding support of Clare Gibbs, continued to work in the specialist logistics and airline industry, respectively. Tyrone, meanwhile, was growing up and had begun on his own inexorable path. He pursued this same passion for wildlife and went on to obtain a degree in Conservation Ecology in Kent. But this was only the beginning.
What sprang forth from Tyrone’s investment in his passions, was the creation of a joint venture: Jeffery & McKeith Safaris, an operation consisting of two safari camps in the very place where decades earlier his father took him to Africa as a seven year-old.
Today, Musekese & Ntemwa camps are globally recognised for their quality safari experience which is undisputedly reinforced by the incredible passion and extreme dedication of Jeffery & McKeith’s promotion and conservation of the wildlife of the Kafue. Recently J&M have established Musekese Conservation to provide training, vehicles and even a base camp for Zambian Wildlife Officers to operate from.
These developments are Busanga Safaris’, and Dad’s, proudest legacy.
Of course Africa is our first love, but it’s a big world out there with so very many extraordinary experiences to be had. We are blessed to have steered a wonderful course for ourselves with increasing numbers of guests from around the globe. In moving in the direction of growth, and given our seriously immense worldwide travel and years spent abroad, we continue to evolve.
Today Busanga traverses the globe, creating safaris of all kinds that are as diverse as the planet’s wildlife. From the Galapagos Islands to China, from Canada to India, we have dedicated ourselves to creating wilderness safaris, tropical safaris, African safaris, and aquatic safaris. We continue in our search of the planet’s very best and most unusual wildlife on both small group, personally-guided safaris as well as bespoke safaris that fit our guests aims and desires.
At any time, in many places, there is fantastic wildlife in wonderfully wild places.