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.

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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.

A camp with a difference. Thanks for making sense of what we saw and letting us see what we didn't. A dream come true.
- Barbara Wittenburg, Malawi

Summary

Location:
Overlooking the Luangwa River and the Chindeni Hills, South Luangwa, Zambia (2 ¼ 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:
- 1 double (king-sized)
- 2 twins (queen-sized)
Co-ordinates:
S 13°19.006' - E031°38.342'

Guest Comments

Lovely area with fantastic views. Dinner on the beach was a magical experience.

- Joe, Pam, Helen & Lizzie, England

Chamilandu: Gorgeous camp! Lovely to be up on stilts and have spacious rooms and outside showers. The river had moved to the other bank but still lots going on. Guide, James Anderson, was absolutely excellent. Food excellent, game viewing excellent, walks, game and night drives. We barely saw another vehicle and that really made a huge difference!! James is excellent with birds, vegetation etc too. Very happy.

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and acknowledge all of your help in arranging my stay at Chamilandu. You were right, it really was the perfect lodge for me to have some R&R away from a hectic day job – on my way out on last day, I stopped by at Mfuwe lodge for brunch, and as nice as it is (lovely, with phone connection)…I found myself missing my little brunches with 3 or 4 people around table @ Chamilandu!
Thanks again for helping to arrange a trip of a lifetime! :)

- Moad T

I think you might have gathered that we had an absolutely amazing time with you – we came away on such a high.
We will dream of African dawn chorus and sunrise while we are chomping on toast in the frosty mornings.

Please thank everyone again for us for making us feel like VIP guests.

- Harriet P

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