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).

The wildlife, the hospitality - all absolutely marvelous, the guiding and spotting simply miraculous. But the social highlight had to be the glamour and sophistication of the opening night of JOE'S BISTRO!!
- Claire & Paul Williamson

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

"Our experineces with The Bushcamp Company were unexcelled. The guides are true experts allowing us incredible memories."

- Kim Fry, USA

The whole trip was amazing. We were looked after by all your staff incredibly well, the food was fantastic and we saw and experienced fabulous game.
Thank you so much for all your help in getting it all organised so well. It was a very slick operation!!

- Bebe C

"WOW! We weren't in camp 5 minutes before we saw elephants having their afternoon mud baths in close view of the pillowed porch....we were living with the beasts...a leopard gave up his urge to attack after warning calls were sounded and we watched him amble half-heartedly away...one experience after another...AND THE BEDS WERE FABULOUS...great sleeping made us ready to get up and GO!!...great food and guides...."

- Barnwell/Thomas Family, USA

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

After 7 camps and 21 days in the bush, clearly the Bushcamp Company stands out as superb and focused on a stellar experience for the guests. Every camp we stayed at over the course of our trip had something very special to offer, but the overall ambience of Bushcamp was extremely intimate – there was a real sense of personal pride, as if each camp was individually owned and operated in the finest sense, while still feeling a strong pride and connection to a greater team and mission. That’s pretty special.
In the meantime, thank you for your incredible warmth and hospitality!

- Kathleen L