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).

So much wildlife you almost don’t need to walk or drive! One of the most memorable camps we have stayed in our 6 trips to Africa. Loved it! Thanks to Alex, Charles and the crew for such an excellent experience! We’ll be back!
- Tony and Fiona Fox, Melbourne, Australia

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 an amazing finale to our stay at Bushcamps! From the superb rooms, to the wonderful food, everything was just perfect! Thank you so much Alex, Jacob, Manda, Nelson, Dixon and all the great staff! You couldn’t have done more for us all! A special thanks to Manda for the incomparable guiding!

- Rodwell and friends, UK

A wonderful camp and excellent staff, a truly fantastic experience. Superb wildlife viewing. Thank you so much for a wonderful visit!

- Rosemarie Jundt and Malcolm Thompson, Alberta, Canada

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

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

Thank you Alex, Manda, and the rest of the team! We had an exceptionally fabulous time. It was way beyond our expectations!

- Jane and Keith, Waikato, New Zealand