Bushcamp Company - Bilimungwe

South Luangwa

The traditions of the African bushcamp meet elegance and style to create a stunning camp that feels like it has grown organically out of the surrounding landscape. Set beneath a huge mahogany tree, the heart of Bilimungwe is the cool, shady lounge area that looks out over one of the camp’s three waterholes. Settle down in a cozy armchair with a sundowner and relax as you watch an enviable display of spectacular birds and animals that clearly feel as comfortable here as you do. With the open waters of the Luangwa River also on your doorstep and a nearby plain where leopard prowl, it’s clear that this is a nature-lover’s paradise, and with Manda Chisanga – Bilimungwe’s award-winning resident guide – to lead you, you could not be in better hands.

Bilimungwe can only be booked on an exclusive use basis with a minimum of 6 guests. Ideal for a small friends and family group travelling together.

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Bushcamp Company - Bilimungwe

In the Remote Southern Part of the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. The Camp overlooks a series of shady waterholes from the lounge and rooms, the Luangwa River from the breakfast area and an open grassy plain from the star deck. The camp is approximately 3 hours drive from Mfuwe Lodge and 4 hours from Mfuwe Airport.


Bilimungwe’s four raised thatched rooms have been carefully designed to ensure the height of comfort whilst still retaining that authentic bushcamp feel, each with magnificent views of one or two of the three watering holes. The tangle of mature mahogany trees that surround camp are echoed in the rich, wood interiors and the beautiful wooden furniture, handmade by local artisans. Bright African textiles bring splashes of colour to the elegant rooms.

Room features include:

En-suite with indoor & outdoor showers, twin wash basins and toilet
Solar lighting
Bed arrangements, with beds that can either be separated into twins, or put together to be made up as an imperial kin

Bedroom Deck Side View of Room Lounge Shower Bedroom View Bathroom Deck

Situated overlooking 3 waterholes (one with a private view), there is never a shortage of game to watch.

The breakfast boma on the banks of the Luangwa River provides a spectacular sunrise view of the river and the hills beyond.

The star deck stretching out over the plain in front of camp provides stunning views of the night sky.

Dining area Deck Breakfast Boma Lounge Elephants at the back of camp Campfire Star Deck Star Deck

Game Drives and Walking Safaris

Take advantage of the exceptional knowledge and charm of resident guide Manda Chisanga, and head out with him on a combination of walking safaris, day and night game drives, and sundowners on the river's edge. In between outings, find a chair and enjoy the wildlife magnets that are Bilimungwes three permanent waterholes. Who needs satellite television when you have your very own 'Bush TV' to entertain you?

(In the event that Manda is not available, another guide from The Bushcamp Companys excellent and experienced team will be on hand).


Walking Safari Sundowners Up close and personal Game Drive

Child age accepted - Children under 12 are not allowed at the Bushcamps unless a private camp is booked or a Private Guide and Vehicle.  Per National Parks’ regulations, children under 12 are not allowed on walking safaris.

Family Rooms- their rooms are large enough to accommodate additional beds for parents wishing to share with children

14 May – 27 December

Every guest staying at the Bushcamp Company properties assists with their Conservation and Community projects through the Luangwa Conservation and Community Fund.  For detailed information about their work, visit this link  Bushcamp Company Conservation and Community

Clean Water Borehole drilling Education Anti-snaring Patrol

Power Source – solar power and back-up generator

No Wifi is available

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