Bilimungwe Bushcamp

Set in the remote southern reaches of South Luangwa National Park, beautiful, well-shaded Bilimungwe Bushcamp overlooks a trio of waterholes frequented by a plethora of birds and wildlife. Accommodation is offered here in 4 open-fronted chalets with rustic thatched roofs, equipped with indoor and outdoor showers as well as personal timber decks where sundowner drinks and quiet gameviewing can be enjoyed.

The comfortable main areas, comprised of a dining room, lounge and bar, also command great views of the wilderness and its inhabitants. It is from here – the heart of Bilimungwe Bushcamp – that guided walks and game drives depart each day into the reserve, in search of exciting big game species such as lion, leopard and elephant.

Activities are led by excellent, experienced guides including award-winning Manda Chisanga, whose unrivalled knowledge of this unspoilt environment will ensure the best possible opportunities for close wildlife encounters. Afternoon activities conclude with sundowner drinks on the Luangwa River’s edge – a great time to pick your guide’s brain about animal behaviour and the history of the region.

Location

How to get to Bilimungwe Bushcamp

All guests arriving at Mfuwe International Airport are first transferred to Mfuwe Lodge (45 minutes) for refreshments. From this property, Bilimungwe Bushcamp is approximately 3 hours’ drive – with plenty of gameviewing en route.

Activities at Bilimungwe Bushcamp

  • Walking safaris
  • Game drives
  • Riverside sundowner drinks

Bilimungwe Bushcamp Highlights

  • A lovely camp constructed from organic materials set in a grove of ancient trees
  • Overlooking three waterholes popular with local bird and wildlife
  • Just four thatched chalets providing modern comforts amid pristine wilderness
  • Walking safaris and game drives in the amazing South Luangwa National Park
  • Led by some of the region’s most experienced guides

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Accommodation

Below are some of our preferred tented camps and lodges in the South Luangwa region. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Bilimungwe Bushcamp

Set in the remote southern reaches of South Luangwa National Park, this beautiful, well-shaded property overlooks a trio of waterholes frequented by a plethora of birds and wildlife.

Chamilandu Bushcamp

Chamilandu Bushcamp is a collection of three handsome treehouses, whose lofty positions provide bird’s eye views of the wildlife attracted to the cool waters of the Luangwa River.

Chikoko Trails Camps

Chikoko Trails comprises of two small, exclusive bush camps in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park that are accessible only on a walking safari.

Chindeni Bushcamp

At the edge of a permanent hippo-filled oxbow lagoon, Chindeni Bushcamp is named for the magnificent hills which provide the campsite with a breathtaking backdrop.

Chinzombo Camp

Award-winning Chinzombo Camp is set on 60 private, pristine acres with prime views over the Luangwa River whose banks teem with all manner of game.

Kaingo Camp

Kaingo Camp sits in the heart of prime gameviewing country - on the banks of the Luangwa River deep within the South Luangwa National Park.

Kakuli Bush Camp

Meaning “old buffalo bull” - a nickname given to Norman Carr by the people of the Luangwa Valley, Kakuli Bush Camp is the only true bush camp open during Zambia’s green season.

Kapamba Bushcamp

Nestled on a forested riverbank, Kapamba Bushcamp offers some of the best gameviewing in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park.

Kuyenda Bushcamp

Kuyenda Bushcamp is a very special safari camp built by a dried up river in a very unspoilt sector of Zambia's wild South Luangwa National Park.

Luangwa River Camp

Depending on the time of year, guests at Luangwa River Camp have the privilege of accessing some of the South Luangwa National Park’s most prolific game areas by boat or by vehicle.

Luwi Bush Camp

Secluded Luwi Bush Camp nestles beneath enormous shade trees near a hippo-filled lagoon in Zambia's prolific South Luangwa National Park.

Mchenja Camp

Mchenja Camp is a luxurious tented camp set on a very picturesque bend in the Luangwa River. It forms an ideal starting or end point for a walking safari throughout the pristine Zambian bush.

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