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).

Truly this has been the most fantastic experience and the hospitality has really made it special. We will miss this place greatly. Thank you!! Thank you!!
- Lizanne Crowther & David Bradley, UK

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

We have been meaning to write to you to thank you for the most incredible holiday that we had with you last November and apologise for taking so long to do it. Thanks again for helping us to organise everything so quickly and efficiently last minute. If it had not been for your efficiency & quick responses, it would have been impossible to organise this wonderful trip at such short notice. We loved the 7 nights we spent with you. Amy- it was wonderful to get to meet you in person and to be able to chat with you while we were staying at Mfuwe Lodge and Andy, we really hope to meet you in person next time we go to Zambia, which will be very soon hopefully! We spent 2 nights at Mfuwe Lodge, 2 nights at Kapamba & 3 nights at Bilimungwe. Thank you again & hope to see you soon again in South Luangwa.

- Pablo Calva & Carolina Vilchis

Special mention should be made to all managers/hosts/guides at the Bushcamps, especially Alex at Bilimingwe who without doubt is a first class host and gave us some superb surprises including a Pizza oven and fresh Pizzas in the bush, fantastic, and we loved the set up at Bilimungwe the best, although Mfuwe and Zungulila were great too and all staff were top notch, helpful and friendly.

- S family x 2

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

Manda you are magnificent - Bili is a little piece of Paradise.

- Louise Nolder, UK

"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