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african bush camps

Journey to a Bushcamp and immerse yourself in the heart of South Luangwa. Placed deep into the wilderness, these discreet, exclusive camps offer true, luxurious safari escapes.

ZUNGULILA BUSH CAMP

Zungulila is a charming camp that embodies the essence of old Africa and bygone era, with breathtaking views onto the Kapamba river and an expansive plain where natural springs attract huge herds of game. Up to eight guests can enjoy the serenity of Zungulila in four spacious tents. Built under thatch roofs, each shaded tent has its own private bamboo veranda with immense views over an impressive variety of wildlife. With stylish interiors, en-suite bathrooms, hot-and-cold running water, outdoor showers and sunken plunge-pool you can enjoy the creatures and your creature comforts in this classic tented bush camp.

Rates

Prices per person sharing:

Green season

(1 November- 31 May)
$530pp
  • Single Supplement: $175
  • Park Fees per day: $40

Shoulder season

(June and October)
$550pp
  • Single Supplement: $190
  • Park Fees per day: $40

Peak season

(1st July- 30 September)
$720pp
  • Single Supplement: $225
  • Park Fees per day: $40

BILIMUNGWE BUSH CAMP

It’s hard not to be seduced by the charm of Bilimungwe. The traditions of the African bushcamp meet elegance and style to create a stunning camp that feels like it has grown organically out of the surrounding landscape. Set beneath a huge mahogany tree, the heart of Bilimungwe is the cool, shady lounge area that looks out over one of the camp’s three waterholes. Settle down in a cosy armchair with a sundowner and relax as you watch an enviable display of spectacular birds and animals that clearly feel as comfortable hereas you do. With the open waters of the Luangwa River also on your doorstep and a nearby plain where leopard prowl, it’s clear that this is a nature-lover’s paradise, and with Manda Chisanga – Bilimungwe’s award-winning resident guide – to lead you, you could not be in better hands.

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Prices per person sharing:

Green season

(1 November- 31 May)
$530pp
  • Single Supplement: $175
  • Park Fees per day: $40

Shoulder season

(June and October)
$550pp
  • Single Supplement: $190
  • Park Fees per day: $40

Peak season

(1st July- 30 September)
$720pp
  • Single Supplement: $225
  • Park Fees per day: $40

NSEFU

Situated in the exclusive Nsefu Sector on a magnificent meander on the Luangwa River across which elephants often cross lies the historic camp Nsefu. Nsefu is one steeped in history and was built in 1951 and barring some upgrades the camp and rooms are still in the same place in the original style. The Nsefu sector was first pronounced a game reserve in 1966 some five years before the South Luangwa was even declared and has always been recognised as an outstanding game-viewing area. Robin Pope Safaris took over Nsefu in 1998, spent a year upgrading it and opened it the following July.

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Prices per person sharing:

Emerald season

(1 Jan - 21 May & Nov-Dec)
$590pp

Shoulder season

(22 Nay - 30 June)
$695pp

Peak season

(July - Oct)
$835pp

TENA TENA

Situated in the exclusive Nsefu Sector, Tena Tena is nestled under a magnificent thick grove of mahogany trees. On a double tiered river bank, each room enjoys its own private view onto the river.

Tena Tena when translated means ‘temporary home’ and this is the feeling they have tried to emulate throughout the camp but with a twist of luxury and comfort.

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Prices per person sharing:

Shoulder season

(22 May - 30 June)
$660pp

Peak season

(01 July - 31 Oct)
$795pp

ISLAND BUSH CAMP

Island Bush Camp offers untouched wilderness and walking safaris in the heart of South Luangwa. This authentic Zambia bush camp is set under the cool shade of mahogany trees on the banks of the Luangwa River. With views that stretch from the Chendeni hills in the Eastern corners of the Luangwa Valley to the Muchinga escarpment in the West, you are presented with the complete natural boundary of this remote and achingly beautiful wilderness. Every day is presented with new experiences and never the same.

Rates

Best paired with Kafunta Safari Lodge - High End.

Prices per person sharing:

Green season (25 March - 31 May)

Long stay only 5 nights+:
$375pp
  • Single Supplement: $175
  • Park Fees per day: $90

Peak season

(25 May - 1 Oct):
$535pp
  • Single Supplement: $225
  • Park Fees per day: $70

KAKULI BUSH CAMP

This beautiful camp has four traditional walk-in safari tents each with en-suite bathrooms made with natural materials. The bar and dining chitenje (lounge) is constructed of reed and thatch forming the centre point of camp. The entire camp is on an elevated stretch of river bank overlooking a wide grazing lawn which follows the Luangwa River until it meets the confluence of the Luwi River.

A lovely thatched chitenje acts as the centre of camp. It is on a wooden deck overlooking the grazing lawn that leads down to the two rivers and is a perfect spot in which to relax and watch the wildlife meander. If you would like to incorporate Kakuli into your trip, view our Premium Beach and Bush Adventure.

Rates

Prices per person sharing:

(Open Jan 20 - April 4. Open 20 May - 7 Nov):

Secret season

(20 Jan- 31 May, 1 Nov - 31 Dec):
$695pp
  • Park Fees per day: $85

Safari season

(1 Jun - 31 October):
$800pp
  • Single Supplement: $250
  • Park Fees per day: $85

NKWALI BUSH CAMP

The six chalets are spacious and during the day are fully open to wonderful river views. In the evenings the Constantia grill doors are pulled together to close the open room fronts. The en-suite bathrooms are spacious with double sinks and showers from which you can enjoy the enormous African skies.

Set back from the river on a lagoon are the dining room and swimming pool from which guests are often treated to elephants and other game coming down to drink during the day unperturbed by our presence.

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Prices per person sharing:

Emerald season

(01 Jan- 21 May & 1 Nov - 31 Dec):
$450pp
  • Park Fees per day: $50

Green season

(22 May - 30 June):
$510pp
  • Park Fees per day: $50

Peak Season

(01 July - 31 Oct)
$650pp
  • Park Fees per day: $50

MCHENJA BUSH CAMP

Mchenja is a luxurious, elegant and stylish tented camp overlooking a huge sweeping bend in the Luangwa. Each of the five specially designed octagonal tents has their own private en-suite open air bathroom plus Victorian style baths with river view.

The beautiful central lounge is built around one of the old fallen ebony trees and guests can cool off there in the camp’s plunge pool. Brunch is taken in the shady lounge but dinner is more often served on the river bank under the stars.

View our Wild in Style itinerary to see how Mchenja and other bush camps can fit into your trip.

Guests staying at Mchenja can choose whether they want to view their wildlife on foot or from an open game viewing vehicle.

Rates

Prices per person sharing:

Secret season

(1 Jan - 31 May, Nov, Dec):
$695pp
  • Park Fees per day: $85

Safari season

(1 June - 31 Oct):
$850pp
  • Single Supplement: $250
  • Park Fees per day: $85

ZIKOMO SAFARI CAMP

Enjoy spectacular views of the Luangwa River and its diverse and plentiful wildlife from the only family owned and operated in the area. This peaceful bush camp offers spacious campground where the large shade trees cooling down the African’s sun rays. Relax nad overlook the river to watch the wildlife come to drink and a floodplain where animals come to graze.

When you will feel like to spoil yourself more, the Zambian designed, hand crafted chalets with en-suits bathroom and private desk will definitely match your needs.

With no fences around the camp watch out for the unique experience to sharing your porch, morning tea and evening dring with wildlife!

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Price per person:

All seasons (15 May - 15 November)

En-suit Chalet

2 nights 3 days
$510pp
  • Park Fees per day: $30
  • Conservation fees per day: $10

En-suit Chalet

3 night 4 days
$710pp
  • Park Fees per day: $30
  • Conservation fees per day: $10

The price include all meals, accommodation, all safari activities, guided road transfers, laundry service and government taxes. Drinks not included. Single supplements may apply, please contact us for more details.

NKONZI CAMP

There is something truly special about Nkonzi Camp. Set deep inside the South Luangwa, it offers a classic bush camp stay at a fraction of the cost of the high-end camps. Nkonzi is all about simple luxuries; walk-in safari tents, crisp white linens and eco-friendly bush bathrooms with flush toilets and bucket showers. Stargazing here is breathtaking and so is the wildlife! Gavin Opie, long term Zambia resident and expert safari guide, leads all safari activities and hosts guests. Nkonzi offers affordable yet high-class safaris that focus on exceptional wildlife and genuine wilderness experiences without the 5 star price tag.

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Prices per person sharing:

Safari Tent (1st July - 31st October)

1 night stay
(Based on 2 persons sharing)
$350pp
  • Park Fees per day: $60

Safari Tent (1st - 30th June)

1 night stay
(Based on 2 persons sharing)
$300pp
  • Park Fees per day: $60

Single supplement may apply. Please contact us for more details about local rates and packages.

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