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.

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).

We've been dazzled by Bilimungwe. Thank you for your warm hospitality. Africa has captured our heart and soul - will never be the same.
- Michelle & Stephen Marks, USA

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, each with a standing fan:
- 2 doubles (king-sized)
- 2 twins (queen-sized)
Co-ordinates:
S 13°23.295' - E031°34.198'

Guest Comments

What a great time! Food, staff and chalets where wonderful. Hope to return soon. Thank you.

- Philip and Rebecca, Nicole and Jacob, Sullivans Island, USA

What an amazing few days, beautiful camps, delicious food, superb game drives and walks. Thanks to all the staff for making our stay so memorable!

- Pat and Lo, London, UK

An amazing time in spite of the heat! A most outstanding staff! Every one of them, and a manager who goes above and beyond! We will certainly come back!

- Rob and Cristina Gudor, Alaska

Fantastic! We love everything about this camp. The staff, the accommodation, the food, etc. Kelvin was our guide and was awesome! Saw lots of lions including cubs, leopards, hyenas and much more. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

- Beth and Laura Carpenter, NC, USA

Marvelous camp with such a natural feel. We felt so welcome by Alex and the team! Our guide was fantastic and so very informative. Overall an amazing adventure!

- John and Marla, Washington, USA