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).

What an incredible experience! Amazing people, food, animals, atmosphere, the list goes on. We will miss Harry and greatly hope he comes back! Thank you so much for unique experience without fridges, electricity, hairdryer and writing desks!
- Jim Laura and Jessica Pollock, Colorado, 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

Just here for honeymoon and it was amazing, thanks!

- Leakhena and Jerome, St Denis

I just wanted to write and say thank you to you and everyone at the Bushcamp company for such an unforgettable holiday! We are back in the Big Smoke (London) and already wishing we were back in the bush.
We also wanted to give special mention to Shadi, Peter, Prist, Alex, Julius, Abraham and Dickson and everyone else who hosted us and those behind the scenes.

- Chris C

What a joy to be back in Bilimungwe after 18 years. Amazing lodge and chalets and of course flawless service from Jacob, Mishek and the staff thank you all.

- Simon, Bonnie, Jaiden and Jenna Wilde with Laurie and Rafe Smart, Lusaka, Zambia

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

“OMG! wonderful people, wonderful place! Fabulous food that I ate too much. Can’t say enough!. Loved everything!”

- Cindy Broswell, Denver, USA