About Us

About the founders of Bush Buzz 

Bush Buzz was founded in 2003 by an adventurous Dutch couple, Bas and Nathalie van Soest.

Bas has traveled extensively on the African continent over the past 20 years, and speaks English, Dutch, French and German fluently.  

Nathalie was born and brought up in Zambia. She lived in Europe for several years before returning to Zambia in 2002. Nathalie is fluent in English and Dutch. That’s us.

We have a daughter Natasha, who was born in Lusaka in 2004. Natasha has also developed a keen interest for the bush and it’s wonders.

It is our passion for Africa that brought us back to Zambia

We combined our affection for the bush with our experience in tourism and logistics, and the journey began.

About Bush Buzz  

It all started with an office at home, a website and a custom built Landcruiser, offering mobile safaris in Zambia, personally guided by Bas. But what started as an adventure, for the adventure, has grown into one of the finest service providers in travel in Zambia today.

Thanks to our dynamic way of operating with a small but diligent team of passionate consultants, and thanks to the continuing support of our many loyal esteemed customers we have come to where we are today. And the journey continues.

In May of 2005,  Bush Buzz opened a bookings & reservations office in “Manda Hill”, the most popular shopping centre in Lusaka.   In November 2008 we moved to our new premises on Nangwenya Road, where we have found the space to extend our operations in a friendly environment.    

Our capable consultants have visited many of the lodges themselves and are well informed about the various establishments and the activities they offer.  At our booking office, we hold a comprehensive database filled with information & up to date photographs encompassing the various sectors of the tourism industry in Zambia.

Whether you are looking for a complete safari package, or simply require assistance making a reservation at one of Zambia’s hotels or lodges, Bush Buzz is at your service. We are kept regularly updated on the latest specials and rates offered by operators throughout Zambia!

Our office can also assist you with booking domestic and international flights. Or organize a car rental or road transfer for you.

   Bush Buzz tours

Whether it is a day off, a long weekend or a two week holiday, we can put together a program or tour to suit your requirements and budget.

A variety of activities can be offered during trips or outings arranged by us, some of which are included and others which are offered as optional. Activities include game-viewing, guided walks, birding, fishing, lepidopteric expeditions, river cruises, white-water rafting, festivals and cultural events, archaeological and historical outings. When putting together your itinerary, we do our best to establish your interests and discuss with you what kind of activities and outings would suit you most.

Of course there are always certain risks involved in any kind of travel . Although Bush Buzz and the operators they work with, will at all times make an effort to limit these risks, every participant is obliged to have a full travel insurance. 

   Bush Buzz and The World  

With the knowledge that mankind plays a large role in the deterioration of Mother Nature’s assets, we take our responsibility very serious and do our best to uphold a high level of eco-friendly dynamics in our establishments and activities undertaken.

During our safaris the interest of, and our interest for the local people and animals always comes in the first place.
As we are a Zambia based operator we contribute directly to the local economy and eco-tourism initiative.

   Why does BB make the difference?  

Bush Buzz, by its dynamic way of operating, is not limited to any season or area in which to conduct its activities. Bush Buzz makes use of all the resources that Zambia has to offer to its visitors.

We feel that good hospitality is more than just a comfortable bed to sleep in and a good meal to still the appetite. Given the distances covered during safaris, Bush Buzz works together with operators that ensure the maximum comfort and safety whilst traveling.

We have learned that the distinction between a good expedition and an outstanding expedition lies in the details. This attention to detail begins with the design of the itinerary and continues through the selection of lodges and camps we book you into, as well as activities and excursions we recommend.