The Bushcamp Company’s seven distinct accommodations allow guests to build a diverse and dynamic safari experience to suit their individual interests. Start out at the central Mfuwe Lodge, enjoying the spa and the pool between wildlife drives, and then head to the Bushcamp of your choice, whether it’s a thatched hut nestled in the bush or a billowing tent on the edge of a lagoon. While walking safaris and game drives are the primary activities at all six camps, the landscapes—and the ways you can experience them—vary from camp to camp.
The six remote Bushcamps each have a unique style and character, but all incorporate natural materials and are beautifully appointed with hardwood floors and furniture and textiles crafted by local artisans. They run on a combination of solar power and paraffin (kerosene) lamps. While the Bushcamps have recharging facilities for camera batteries, phones, and laptops, they cannot support a hairdryer or electric razor. Each has its own staff and guide and offers a fully stocked bar. Laundry service is complimentary and natural toiletries and insect repellent are supplied in each room. Chalets or tents within each Bushcamp are individually decorated but similar in size and amenities, and all have en suite bathrooms.
Located just inside the park, the award-winning Mfuwe Lodge is a collection of 18 thatched chalets with private verandas overlooking wildlife-rich lagoons. All chalets are en suite with separate, walk-in showers and cozy sitting areas, and are supplied with hairdryers, fans, and a safe. Three doubles have king-size beds and ten chalets have twin beds. Two suites and three family chalets have two stories, with sitting areas, a large bedroom, daybeds, en suite bathrooms, and spacious showers. The main lodge is a stunning thatched pavilion with a comfortable lounge, dining area, deck, and pool. Mfuwe Lodge is open year-round.
The four raised thatched chalets of Bilimungwe are perched amid mahogany trees at the edge of several watering holes. Each chalet has a private deck and indoor and outdoor showers. The camp accommodates just eight guests in two chalets with king-size beds and two with two queen-size beds each. The central dining area features a lounge and bar situated for great wildlife viewing. Bilimungwe is a 2-2½ hour drive from Mfuwe Lodge and is open from May to December.
Accommodating just six guests in three stilted treehouses, Chamilandu occupies a prime spot on the Luangwa River. Each chalet has a secluded outdoor shower and an open front, allowing for expansive views and wildlife watching from your bed; two offer two queen-size beds each, and one offers one king-size bed. The thatched dining and bar area stretches along the riverbanks, and a hide offers a fantastic vantage point over a waterhole that wildlife frequent. Chamilandu is a 2-2½ hour drive from Mfuwe Lodge and is open from June to November.
With the Chindeni Hills in the distance and an oxbow lagoon just steps away, the four vaulted canvas tents of Chindeni are an inviting retreat of stripped wood floors, four-poster beds and stylish wicker furniture. Private decks are hung with hammocks, and the central area features beautiful wooden decks right at the edge of the water. The camp accommodates eight guests in two tents with two double beds, and two with king-size beds. Chindeni is a 2½-2¾ hour drive from Mfuwe Lodge and is open from May to December.
Set amid sausage trees on the edge of the shallow Kapamba River, this unique camp features four open-fronted, river-facing chalets from which you can watch wildlife from your expansive veranda or sunken stone plunge pool. The camp accommodates eight guests: two chalets have two queen-size beds; two have one king-size bed. The common area includes a deck and a thatched pavilion with a bar and dining area—but you can also choose to take your sundowner with your feet in the shallows, seated in chairs right in the river. Kapamba is a 3½-4 hour drive from Mfuwe Lodge, and is open from April to January.
Simple, intimate, and full of charm, Kuyenda invites you into the Africa of old. Its three round huts and common area are built of grass and thatch and look out from panoramic windows on grasslands where wildlife ambles by at all hours. The bathrooms are en suite but open-air and feature large "safari" drum showers. The camp accommodates six guests and each hut has two queen-size beds. Kuyenda is located about an hour drive from Mfuwe Lodge and is open from June to November.
Zungulila, the newest of the Bushcamps, offers a classic tented safari experience on a quiet bend in the Kapamba River. The four stylishly appointed tents are protected by thatched roofs and accommodate up to eight guests, two with two queen-size beds, two with one king-size bed. Each features a private deck with an outdoor shower and a plunge pool from which you can watch wildlife on the Kapamba River. The central area features a sunken deck with a boma as well as a dining area and bar—you’re welcome to take your drinks in the river shallows as well. Zungulila is a 3-3½ hour drive from Mfuwe Lodge and is open from April to January.
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