Bilimungwe Bushcamp

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

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

Here, 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 camps three waterholes. Settle down in a cosy 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-lovers paradise, and with Manda Chisanga - Bilimungwe's award-winning resident guide - to lead you, you could not be in better hands. (In the event that Manda is not available, another guide from The Bushcamp Company's excellent and experienced team will be on hand).

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Rooms

Bilimungwe's four raised thatched rooms have been carefully designed to ensure the height of comfort whilst still retaining that authentic bushcamp feel. 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. 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. Two of the chalets have twin beds (queen-sized beds), while the other two each have a king bed. Bilimungwe sleeps up to eight guests and is open from May to December.

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Activities

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).

Truly this has been the most fantastic experience and the hospitality has really made it special. We will miss this place greatly. Thank you!! Thank you!!
- Lizanne Crowther & David Bradley, UK

Summary

Location:
Overlooking a series of shady waterholes, South Luangwa, Zambia (3 hours from Mfuwe Lodge)
Season:
Open from May to December
Activities:
Guided walking safaris; game drives (day and night); birdwatching
Children:
Children over 12 are welcome (under 12s welcome if a private camp is booked)
Electricity:
Solar power for lighting, battery charging facilities and hot water
Accommodation:
4 spacious thatched chalets on raised decks
- 2 doubles (king-sized)
- 2 twins (queen-sized)
Co-ordinates:
S 13°23.295' - E031°34.198'

Guest Comments

This has been our favourite of 6 camps we have stayed. The staff, the setting, the ambience, the greatest food and the lovely accommodations make this an extraordinarily special place. Joe's Bistro was a real highlight.

- Lynn Donaldson & Cameron Avery, USA

Thank you all so much for the fabulous experience we had. I'm still teary about leaving as our time with you was the best of our entire time in Africa and furthermore the richest time we have had away from home.
Please give our best to all that took such good care of us and please stay in touch.

- Susan S

Bilimungwe has so far been the jewel in the crown. Amazing company and hospitality, outstanding guiding and superb food - and the animals weren't bad either. Leopard, lion, giraffe, hippo to name but a few

- Becks & Baz Scully

I attach a selection of the best photos from my once-in-a-lifetime safari at Bilimungwe guided by the amazing Suzyo. Looking at these photos still makes my skin tingle at the memory of this incredible experience. It was one of the best things I have ever done in my life.
Many thanks to everyone at Bushcamps for making my visit so special. There were so many times during my visit that I wanted to pinch myself to make sure that this magical place was real. I especially want to praise Suzyo — the safari would not have been as special without him and his insightful comments. I hope to visit Bushcamps again sometime.

- Shawn C

It was lovely to meet you and thank you very much for hosting us. I had one of my best holidays ever.
I miss the animals, the camps... Everyone was exceptionally nice.
One of my colleagues at work has seen our pictures and she loved it.

- Leonor D