Bushcamp Company - Kuyenda

South Luangwa

A charming and rustic camp that offers a true taste of the African bush. Set beneath shady trees by the Manzi River, Kuyenda is the simplest of the Bushcamp Company camps but embodies the authentic charm of old Africa with its cluster of traditional thatched grass huts and back-to-nature feel. Looking out over an open grassy plains area, game can often be watched from the camp itself.

There are many diverse landscapes within walking distance of the camp including salt pans, dry river beds, mopane woodland, the Luangwa River and the open plains. Kuyenda is not in walking distance from the other bush camps – so is an ideal start or end to a safari with The Bushcamp Company.

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Bushcamp Company - Kuyenda

Located in the remote, southern part of the South Luangwa National Park, on the banks of the dry Manzi River about one hour game drive from Mfuwe Lodge.

Access into Mfuwe Airport is either via scheduled flight from Lusaka on Proflight, direct flight from Jeki or Royal during the peak season or via scheduled flight on Ulendo Air from Lilongwe. Charter flights can also be organised.


Newly built in 2020 there are 6 thatched rondavels on small raised platforms, with a covered veranda out front. Room features include:

En suite open air bathrooms with toilet, basins and shower with solar powered hot and cold running water
Small fans and mosquito nets
Solar lighting
Flexible bed arrangements with beds that can either be separated into twins or put together to be made up as an imperial king
Covered verandah with stunning views of the grasslands stretching out before you



The central dining area includes a lounge and bar overlooking a grassy plain with abundant wildlife
Campfire for early morning tea and coffee before you set off on your activity and sundowners in the evening under the stars



Central Dining and Lounge area Central Boma Area Sundowners Campfire

The main focus of activities at Kuyenda is on walking safaris and exploring the surrounding area. Game Drives and night game drives are also on offer. A specially adapted photographic vehicle is available.



Wildlife right by the camp Walking Safari Game Drive Walking Safari Watching Wild Dog

Children under 12 are not accepted 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.

The rooms are large enough to accommodate additional beds for parents wishing to share with children

24th May to 15th November

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

Supplying clean water to communities Nutrition for children Supporting Conservation Education

Power Source includes solar and paraffin lamp lighting and solar powered geysers

No Wifi or cellphone reception

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