The Busanga Plain of Zambia’s Kafue National Park is said to be one of the best places to observe African lions. It’s also home to a variety of antelopes, as well as hippos. Get a bird’s eye view of the sweeping landscape and its fauna animals from a hot air balloon ride offered by Wilderness Safaris (, which runs three camps in Kafue. On till the end of October, the balloon safaris are usually conducted at dawn and ends with a champagne breakfast. They also arrange day and night safaris in open vehicles. Their Busanga Bush Camp (packages from $799 per person per night) and the luxurious Shumba Camp (from $1066 per person per night) consist of well-appointed en suite tents located within tree-islands.