Chamilandu Bushcamp

A breathtaking camp on one of the South Luangwa's prime river locations, perfect for a bird's-eye view of the wildlife that the river and its lagoons attract.

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There's nothing quite like waking up at Chamilandu.

Early morning views don't get much better than the rippling waters of the Luangwa River, the gentle rise of the Chindeni Hills and a vast African sky - especially when you're lying in a four poster bed in a handsome stilted tree-house. You don't even need to leave your bed to see the wildlife - from your unique vantage point you can watch as animals roam across the landscape, or swing through the trees above your head.

There are just three stilted chalets at this exclusive camp, set on the riverbank beneath a soaring ebony grove. Enjoy a sundowner from the comfort of the thatched bar and dining area, as you watch the wildlife do the same at the river.

Exceptional game viewing and understated elegance make Chamilandu a place to remember.

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Rooms

Chamilandu's three exquisite tree-houses perch right on the edge of the Luangwa River. Each has its own raised veranda to loll on during the heat of the day, and an open-fronted en-suite bathroom with the same magnificent views over the tranquil waters. Two of the tree-houses have twin beds (queen-sized beds) and one has a double (king-sized bed). With capacity for just six guests, this is the perfect camp for small groups. Chamilandu is open from June to November.

Activities

Walking safaris and game drives around Chamilandu explore the impressive range of habitats in the area. With no fewer than seven oxbow lagoons behind camp, there are always thirsty animals around seeking refreshment. Our hide looks out over one of these lagoons and is the perfect place to take lunch, tea or to while away an afternoon in a hammock to the soundtrack of bathing elephant.

What an awesome experience. Beautiful scenery, great company and luxurious accommodation, not to mention fantastic food. Saw everything there is to see on the animal front too! Thank you to all the camps staff, James and Ty.
- Karen and Dave Thomas - UK

Summary

Location:
Overlooking the Luangwa River and the Chindeni Hills, South Luangwa, Zambia (2 ΒΌ hours from Mfuwe Lodge)
Season:
Open from June to November
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:
3 raised tree-houses, each with a standing fan:
- 1 double (king-sized)
- 2 twins (queen-sized)
Co-ordinates:
S 13°19.006' - E031°38.342'

Guest Comments

"What an idyllic place to begin our honeymoon! We had a truly amazing time - wonderful staff, luxurious room, and delicious food. The views across the river were breathtaking! We very much hope to return."

- Holly and Nick Osmond, UK

Thank you Ty, James, and the whole team for a wonderful memory! Bushcamps are so lucky to have such an amazing team! Loved it!

- David and Lesley, Seaview, UK

The rest of our trip was great but the Bushcamp experience was the highlight.

- Ruth G

Chamilandu was our favorite and please tell your cooking staff the food at Mfuwe and Chamilandu were the best of anywhere! Everything else was equally wonderful. Starting our safari at Mfuwe Lodge was perfect and we enjoyed meeting you.
The Bushcamp guides were A++++++.
Thanks again for everything and thanks to your fantastic staff at Mfuwe and Chamilandu.
I am still in dreamland about how wonderful our trip was.

- Suzanne V

This is a magical inspiring environment - the sights, the sounds, the sunrise, the sunset. Thanks for wonderful hospitality and delightful dinners under the stars with elephants walking by!

- Jim Pimca, USA