at Bilimungwe
16 July 2024
2 leopards, elephants, hippo, hyena
15 July 2024
2 male lions, hyena, hippo, giraffe, leopard, crocodiles
14 July 2024
leopard with a kill, wood owl, buffalo, kudu
13 July 2024
13 lions and a cub, kudu, elephants, honey badger, genet, vultures: white-headed, hooded, and white-backed


Warm and welcoming, beautiful Bilimungwe blends seamlessly with its surroundings and offers unrivalled wildlife viewings.


It’s hard not to be seduced by the charm of Bilimungwe.

Here, the traditions of an African bushcamp meet elegance and style and create a stunning camp that feels as if it has grown organically from the surrounds. At the heart is the lounge area, shaded by a huge mahogany tree and overlooking a waterhole. The four thatched rooms are raised on stilts. The rich, wood interiors echo the trees and the furniture is hand-carved by local artisans. After an early morning game drive, head back to your room for a refreshing, open-air waterfall shower, or continue the wildlife spectacle from your private deck.


Take advantage of the exceptional knowledge of the exceptional knowledge of our resident guides, and head out 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 Bilimungwe’s three permanent waterholes. Who needs satellite television when you have your very own 'Bush TV' to entertain you?

Game Drives
Walking safari
Wildlife hides
Night drives

Exceptional wildlife-viewing

Explore the rich diversity and incredible wildlife of the South Luangwa on a game drive. On four wheels, you’ll cover as much of the region as possible and maximise your game-viewing.

Where the walking safari is King

The walking safari was born in the South Luangwa, so it’s only fitting that many of your outings will be on foot with the very finest guides.

An iconic tradition

Our hides are perfectly positioned to make the most of their surroundings and are the ideal spot to while away an afternoon, watching the wildlife splish and splash nearby.

Heighten your senses

At night, a whole new cast of characters fills the landscape of the South Luangwa. With the help of a spotlight, take to the road and see what you can find…


Electricity: solar power for lighting, battery charging and hot water
Bathrooms: en-suite with indoor & outdoor showers and hot & cold running water
Main area: dining area, deck and bar
Laundry: limited
Hairdryers: no
Air con: no, standing floor fans only
Mosquito nets: yes


"Bilimungwe was our favourite bushcamp. Our guides were knowledgeable, everything went like clockwork and the meals were delicious."

Bill and Jan Munson, Sandra and Jen Kowalski, US