Kuyenda is a truly inspiring place. Simple but incredibly comfortable, this place is as close to the perfect 'pure' safari experience as I have encountered.

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South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Kuyenda Bushcamp

  • Feel uniquely integrated with nature
  • Spot big game from your doorstep
  • Cosy collection of chalets which exude authenticity

Facilities include

Bar Laundry

Activities include

  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Guided walking safaris
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About

About Kuyenda Bushcamp

Set on the banks of the dry Manzi River, this remote lodge is truly magical. Despite the small size (only four chalets), this cosy collection of huts oozes authenticity. Each chalet has a thatched roof and panoramic viewing through the wide-open windows, and at the rear of the huts are open-air bathrooms, with hot water upon request. It’s hard not to fall in love with this place as you jump into bed under your mosquito nets, turn off the paraffin lights and listen to the darkness come alive through the nocturnal animal kingdom.

After a day of exploring and walking through the surrounding secluded ebony and mahogany groves, grab a drink and prepare for your dinner looking out over a grassy plain with abundant wildlife. At Kuyenda, animal spotting will never end and the big game can be observed right on your doorstep.

Kuyenda is run by the renowned safari guide Phil Berry, who aims to carry the essence of the old Africa, so often lost in modern camps, throughout the lodge. Phil has called the South Luangwa home for more than 30 years and if you’re lucky enough to be there at the same time, a walk with him is a truly unique experience.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

Located in the remote, southern part of the South Luangwa National Park in 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 1 hour to 1 hour 15mins, driving at game-viewing speed through the scenic South Luangwa National Park.

When to go

Open from June to November
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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