Kapamba Bushcamp

A remote and romantic camp situated in a prime location on the Kapamba River, and one of only two Bushcamps to be open from April to January - the other being Zungulila.

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In a remote corner of the South Luangwa National Park lies Kapamba, a camp that combines the isolation and superb game-viewing opportunities of a true bushcamp with a touch of... dare we say it... luxury.

Set on the banks of the shallow, spring-fed eponymous river, Kapamba is surrounded by some of the park's richest wildlife. Watching an elephant take a dip in the river can be quite an experience when you're lounging in your own private plunge pool. The central bar and dining room is positioned under a huddle of matumi and sausage trees, with a wide deck that stretches out with views of the Kapamba River. And if that's still not close enough for you, why not enjoy your G&T from the middle of the river itself, your feet dipped in the cool, crystal shallows.

360° Camp View

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Rooms

The charm and romance of Kapamba is most obvious in its four spacious en-suite chalets. Cool, simple and utterly original, these entirely open-fronted rooms boast wide verandas with river views, twin showers and sunken stone plunge pools - the ultimate in bush indulgence. Clever wrought-iron shutters are drawn each evening so that you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the African night without worrying about unwanted visitors wandering into your room whilst you sleep. Two of the chalets have twin beds (queen-sized beds), while the other two each have a king bed. Kapamba is one of only two Bushcamp in the park to stay open from April until January - the other being Zungulila.

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Activities

Get out into the bush and explore the rich diversity of the surrounding area on a morning walking safari, and then later in the day, jump into a Land Rover for an afternoon/evening game drive. On special occasions we can also arrange an afternoon wading through the cool waters of the Kapamba where a scenic sundowner or special meal will be waiting for you.

When the weather is right, you can spend siesta time in the Kapamba River right in front of camp!

"Our first drive we saw a wild dog with kill, 2 week old lion cubs and a carmine bee eater colony. Then leopards, elephants, birds etc etc. Our guide was thoughtful and knowledgeable; there was time to really observe and absorb what was going on. Probably our best safari anywhere. Thank you."
- Lady Sian Crisp, UK

Summary

Location:
Overlooking the tranquil Kapamba River, South Luangwa, Zambia (3 ½ hours from Mfuwe Lodge)
Season:
Open from April to January
Activities:
Guided walking safaris; game drives (day and night); birdwatching; swimming
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:
- 2 doubles (king-sized)
- 2 twins (queen-sized)
Co-ordinates:
S 13°22.964' - E031°31.564'

Guest Comments

Thank you again for all your help organising our holiday. I have done reviews for both bushcamps we stayed at. It is probably the easiest review to write as all the places we visited were wonderful and every single member of staff worked very hard to make our time there memorable.

- Emma C

What a wonderful setting. The sight of elephants crossing the river and feeding feet from our room with us watching from the deck will stay with us for ever.

- Jo Kebson

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

This has been the best trip of my life. Thank you for helping me build those memories.

- Jacquie, USA

It’s now more than two months since our visit to you, and Kapamba and Zungulila camps.

We love to receive your Did you Know emails which, along with our own photos, keep our brief experience in South Luangwa fresh in our minds. We had the most wonderful time and hope you’ll pass on our thanks to Steve, Julius, Mishek and their teams who did so much to make our visit so memorable. We have some very envious friends!

- Mary and Michael F