Possibly my favourite bushcamp ever. Absolutely beautiful scenery, with incredible staff and spectacular game. I loved watching elephants at the watering hole from my balcony.

Nicky S 51 yrs, London, Read 0 reviews »

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Bilimungwe

  • Set around three wildlife-rich waterholes
  • Resident award winning tour guide
  • Authentic bushcamp feel throughout the lodge

Facilities include

Bar Laundry

Activities include

  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Guided walking safaris
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About

About Bilimungwe

Set under the covers of a vast mahogany tree, this shaded group of open-fronted thatched chalets are placed around three waterholes, Bilimungwe's very own wildlife magnets. Built up on stilts, grab a G&T from the bar and unwind, watching the enviable display of birds and animals around you. Take a tour with Bilimungwe's resident tour guide Manda Chisanga, winner of the remarkable Wanderlust Guide of the Year, who will run you through all there is to know about Zambia’s fauna and flora.

This nature-lovers paradise definitely doesn't ask you to compromise comfort. Each of the spacious, airy chalets is furbished in order to tastefully echo the quintessential bushcamp feel. The beautiful wooden furniture is handmade by local artisans and seamlessly blends the interior, with the exterior. After a day of wandering through the bush, spotting wildlife, kick off your boots and take a refreshing wash in your open-air waterfall shower.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

Located in the remote, southern part of the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

How to get there

Fly approximately 4 hours from Livingstone to Lusaka, after a short stopover in Lusaka, jump on a 1hour 10min flight to Mfuwe International Airport. All guests will be met at Mfuwe International Airport and will drive a short 45 minutes to Mfuwe Lodge for refreshments before travelling on to Kuyenda Bushcamp. This will take approximately 2 hours 30mins to 3 hours, driving at game-viewing speed through the scenic South Luangwa National Park.

When to go

Open from May to December
The South Luangwa has mild winter days from June to mid-August, with chilly evenings: however from September through to April it is generally quite warm

Dry season – May through October
Rainy season – November through April
Hottest months – October & November (before the rains start around mid-November)

Important Information

Visas
Most nationals can obtain their visa at the point of entry into Zambia. Current charges are $50 for tourists of most nationalities, including US, Canadian, British and most European countries. If you are not one of the above please ask about visas before booking.

Health
All visitors should be medically insured. We recommend that visitors to Zambia take malaria prophylactics. Tetanus, polio, typhoid and the hepatitis vaccinations are recommended. It is advisable to know your blood group type in case of an emergency. Please do ask for up to date health advice in your home country

Insurance
We highly recommend full Trip Cancellation Insurance - we do need to charge cancellation fees as stipulated. Robin Pope Safaris bears no responsibility for any delays, cancellation of flights or change of itinerary and retains the right to alter or cancel an activity with just reason.

Cancellation Policy
Confirmation to 91 days 20% of accommodation only, then full invoice (excluding park fees) 90 - 61 days 25%, 60 - 31 days 50%, 30 - 0 days 100%. Cancellation fees will be applied and so we highly recommend that you ensure full "Trip Cancellation Insurance" is bought at time of confirmation.

Photography
Please be sensitive when photographing local people and their villages. Ask the guide or the villagers first. Be careful when photographing public buildings and persons in uniform - again, ask first.

Children

Travelling with children

Children of 12 years and older are welcome

As children under 12 years of age are not allowed to go on walking safaris in the Park, families travelling with children aged 11 years and below will need to reserve the entire camp on a private basis and also hire a Private Guide & Vehicle for the duration of their stay. This enables the adults to go on walking safaris while the younger children can go on game drives with the guide in the extra vehicle.

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