• Stay at Bilimungwe Bush Camp in the South Luangwa National Park for the Ultimate Safari Experience
  • Bedroom from a Bilimungwe Bush Camp Room With view at the Amazing South Luangwa Green Wonderlands
  • Enjoy the South Luangwa Wildlife Up Close at Bilimungwe Bush Camp
  • Bilimungwe Bush Camp in the South Luangwa National Park
  • Bathroom with View at Bilimungwe Bush Camp the South Luangwa National Park
  • Lounge with View over the Green Wonderlands at Bilimungwe Bush Camp in the South Luangwa National Park
  • Bilimungwe Bush Camp Dining in South Luangwa National Park

Bilimungwe Bushcamp

Lodge style Blend in with nature

Wildlife oasis

Located in the remote southern part of the South Luangwa National Park, and blending in seamlessly with its surroundings, is the award-winning Bilimungwe Bushcamp. Situated in a mahogany grove overlooking three – yes, three - waterholes, Bilimungwe lies near both the Luangwa River and an open plain where leopards prowl. You will find all this at your doorstep as you relax on your personal verandah or in one of the open guest areas. After arrival, forget about internet or cell phones, and simply make yourself at home in the wild. Just like the wildlife in their surrounding habitats, you’ll feel very comfortable and relaxed at this charming camp. Host Alex makes sure you do everything at a nice, slow, pace around the lodge, but takes you to some thrilling wildlife viewing once you venture out. (You will rack up a couple of amazing bush stories by the end of the day.) Combine sundowners at sunset and a ‘meet and greet’ with residential hippo Harry, who loves to splash around in his private waterhole, and you have the perfect recipe for an unforgettable safari..

There are four open-fronted thatched chalets on wooden decks, two twins and two doubles, and each enjoys views from a private verandah across one or two of the three waterholes. There is nothing like waking up to watch peaceful giraffes drinking in the warm light of sunrise. Exemplifying that authentic bushcamp feel, the wood interiors and furnishings are handmade by local artisans and accented with bright African textiles for splashes of colour. All four chalets include en-suite facilities of indoor and outdoor showers, twin basins and WC. In the heart of Bilimungwe is the cool, shady lounge and a dining area built on stilts around an old termite mound with magical waterhole views. You are in for an early morning treat: this camp has a secret breakfast spot on the edge of the Luangwa Valley, which is perfect to watch the sun rising over the Chindeni hills. Fresh coffee and fresh wildlife views: has your day ever started this good?

Activities at Bilimungwe Bushcamp

Whether you are a seasoned Africa traveller or if this is your first safari: a walking safari is a must. Besides day and night game drives, the focus at Bilimungwe is the walking safari with award-winning guide Manda Chisanga or one of the other experienced guides at the camp. While you set foot on the land, Manda shares his infectious passion for the natural world, which is complimented by his great sense of humor. After each walk or drive, gourmet meals are served by Jacob – a cornerstone of the Bilimungwe experience - varying from authentic bush barbecues to a make-your-own-pizza lunch. Retreat into a comfy chair when the sunset starts and turn on ‘bush TV’: simply gaze at all the animals emerging from their hiding spots, subtly lit by orange sunlight. Can it get any better? It might, when you order your favourite cocktail and reminisce about the day while you cool your toes in the river. Pretty soon you will hear yourself say ‘i atarudi’ – which means ‘I shall return.’ Hippo Harry will gladly welcome you back.

Tripadvisor comments Bilimungwe Bushcamp

Stayed for 2 nights (should have stayed longer!) Wonderful location with own private resident hippo pond- Harry! Excellent management, superb staff and catering. Very good guides. Saw lots and lots. Very rare 5* rating from me.

from Staffordshire

We spent 3 nights in Bilimungwe Bushcamp. "Unforgettable" is the only word that describes more or less our feelings about this stay. Alex makes you feel like "God in the Zambian bush". A stay in this camp is simply a must when visiting South Luangwa. Writing about can't really give you an exact description of the location: you have to live it.