From our deck, we watched the elephants crossing the river twice a day, the giraffe gathering at the watering hole, the elephant exploring our camp...and that's before we left for game drives.
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South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
- Look down at the action from your stilted chalet
- Set on the riverbank of the Luangwa River
- Exceptional game viewing
Facilities includeBar Laundry
- Game drives
- Night drives
- Guided walking safaris
Seasons in Zambia
About Chamilandu Bushcamp
This exclusive camp consists of just three stilted chalets, and nothing is quite so special as waking up to the view of hippos bathing in the Luangwa River beneath you from the comfort of your four-poster bed. The towering ebony trees not only keep the camp cool and shaded, they provide a home for an abundance of wildlife.
With seven oxbow lagoons in the surrounding area, there's always the opportunity to spot some thirsty animals looking for a drink. They even have a hide, which looks over one of the lagoons, where you can chill out and watch the wildlife passing by, or to have a mid-afternoon nap to the sounds of animals washing.
Overlooking the Luangwa River and the Chindeni Hills, South Luangwa, 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 Chamilandu. This will take approximately 2 hours 15 mins, driving at game-viewing speed through the scenic South Luangwa National Park.
When to go
Open June to November
The South Luangwa has mild winter days from May 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)
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.
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
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.
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.
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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