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).

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

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

Thank you so much again - we had the most amazing time. Lovely seeing you and look forward to the next time!

- Lucy W

Thank you so much for being so lovely and welcoming, I can't tell you how sad we all were to leave, and mum uploaded some pictures to facebook and I think she's already got about three other families convinced to make the trip next year.

- Natassia S

Once more the Tregoning family had a most enjoyable stay at the Bushcamp Company, South Luangwa - the new experience of Bilimungwe and Chindeni Bushcamps as well as Mfuwe Lodge which always has the added advantage of a great variety of game viewing. Our children were most impressed. The guides Manda, Peter and Kelvin were excellent. Kelvin became part of our family in a very short time. The bush spa experience was very relaxing for all of us. Once more your company lived up its name of good hospitality, excellent food, friendly staff and very professional guides who educated us all along. Definitely an unforgettable experience overall.

- Trevor and Anni Tregoning

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

What a beautiful camp you have here! Loved the private viewing decks, and the best showers. And the attentive staff, and the bush drivers, and the dodgy elephants! The list could go on. Thanks!

- Pat and Peter Paterson, Stockton, UK