Kuyenda Bushcamp

A charming and rustic camp that offers a true taste of the African bush.

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There's something undeniably special about Kuyenda. Set beneath shady trees by the Manzi River, it may be the simplest of our camps but Kuyenda embodies the authentic charm of old Africa with its cluster of traditional thatched grass huts and back-to-nature feel. As for the wildlife, you hardly need look for it as it will come to you. Settle down in the lounge and look out over the rippling grasses of the neighbouring plain where the drama of the African wilderness is played out each day. Kuyenda's intimate atmosphere is only enhanced by the extraordinary couple who regularly run the camp - the ever-hospitable Babette Alfieri and Phil Berry, one of Zambia's most experienced naturalists. No one knows Kuyenda like they do, and no-one will make you feel more welcome.

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Rooms

Forget infinity pools and wi-fi - Kuyenda is the quintessential classic African bushcamp, lovingly rebuilt each season. Your room is a simple but cosy grass rondavel (circular hut) complete with paraffin lanterns, swathes of mosquito netting and an open-air ensuite bathroom with a large 'safari' drum shower. From the panoramic windows you can look out onto the surrounding plains and the incredible game that frequently saunters through camp, day and night. With three twin-bedded rondavels (queen-size beds) and one double (king-sized bed) Kuyenda ideally takes six guests, however groups of eight are accepted. Kuyenda is open from June to November.

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Activities

Top of the list is a walking safari at Kuyenda Bushcamp. Whether you are looking at a leopard or a termite, with some of the South Luangwa's most diverse and breathtaking landscape situated around Kuyenda, you can guarantee that no two outings will ever be the same. To get even further afield, night game drives are also on offer.

"The situation of the camp, its simplicity and the presence of elephant and buffalo within feet of our window at night was unforgettable. ....The surrounding bush was the most beautiful we had seen and the game amazing - a true Garden of Eden....To finish our safari here was perfect

Phil & Babette were charming hosts and their staff great. We were lucky enough to have Phil guide ... and it was the highlight of our trip."
- Mike & Sue Clark, UK

Summary

Location:
On the Manzi River, South Luangwa, Zambia (1 hour south of 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 and battery charging facilities
Accommodation:
4 thatched rondavels :
- 1 double (king-sized)
- 3 twins (2 queen-sized)
- ideal for groups of 6 or less
Co-ordinates:
S 13°11.417' - E031°40.569'

Guest Comments

"There are few places in the world that can be revisited and live up to your memories. Phil and Babette make Kuyenda one of those places."

- Phil & Katherine Collins, UK

It was great to meet you and to be able to share part of our stay at Bili with you. We are still going through our photos and will send you some of the best and/or quirky ones once we have looked at them all.
Please say ‘hi’ to everyone for us. Thanks for looking after us so well. We are missing you all and we will be back!

- Keith & Sue B

The family of elephants walking past and eating around our hut last night was the perfect send off experience for us. This has been the BEST holiday of our lives!

- John & Zoe Zardis, USA

A truly wonderful experience. The beauty of Luangwa, the knowledge and hospitality of Babette and Phil all came together to make this the safari of a lifetime

- Jeanet & Jesper Lewche

I have been meaning to drop you all at Mfuwe an email to thank-you for everything.
Starting from making the reservations, all the way to the very end moment of our stay. At Mfuwe Lodge and Kuyenda we were blown away with the wonderful service and care we received.
Both my husband, Mike, and I feel there is nowhere else in Zambia that you receive that kind of service. From the moment we arrived we felt we were family. Nothing was too much effort and everyone was bubbling over with enthusiasm all the time.
Would you be so kind to ensure our gratitude does get shared with everyone at the Lodge as well as Kuyenda.
To name a few, Amy, Lisa, Suzio, Mishak and Aussie are all such great people, wonderful hosts and outstanding in what they did. Everyone was...
Thank-you to you all for making our trip one we will never ever forget. We feel very blessed in everyway.
We look forward to visiting again, hopefully soon.

- Ingrid Puffett