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. The central living and dining area is positioned under a huddle of matumi and sausage trees, opening onto an extended deck with a swimming pool, and 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.

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, furnished in contemporary African style boast wide verandas, and twin showers with views overlooking the river. It really is 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. All four chalets can convert from twin beds to imperial king beds.

Two of the chalets have salas for relaxing afternoon siestas overlooking the river or for sleeping out overnight.

Activities

Get out into the bush and explore the rich diversity of the surrounding area on a morning walking safari or game drive, 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!

We offer both walking safaris and game drives each morning, and an afternoon/evening game drive.

What an unbelievable experience! The food, the staff, the animals, all excellent. And bathing with the baboons, well that was just the icing on the cake.
- Cathlyn, Laura & Mike Klein, USA

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, each with two single beds or one king, equipped with standing fans. Two chalets have sleeping salas.
Features:
Swimming pool in central lounge area
Co-ordinates:
S 13°22.964' - E031°31.564'

Guest Comments

We enjoyed our entire trip.
Fannuel was our favorite guide. He worked at Kampaba Bush camp. He was very enthusiastic and knowlgeable.
Everything went like clockwork.
The food and meals were delicious and beautifully presented. A+
We met some wonderful people who added to the enjoyment of our trip.
We liked the "walking safari".
This was our 4th safari and I thought it would be our last, but it was so great that I want to do another.

- Bill and Jan Munson, Sandra and Jen Kowalski

Fantastic doughnuts if you can get any before Julius! Everything about the camp was great and we spent many a relaxing hour in the tub! First sighting of painted dogs was a real highlight! Thanks to everyone and best wishes for the future!

- Nicki and Dave Yeandle, Lancing, England

Our holiday was awesome thanks to Steve, Leonardo, Elijah, Mike, Brinsley, James and others too numerous to mention. The sightings of the cats and the wild dogs was the icing on the cake for me. To be so close to giraffes, elephants, zebras and all the animals was just amazing. The group was fabulous and the holiday would not have been the same without such diverse personalities. I hope that we will stay in touch.

- Christine Leach

Beautiful setting, lovely people. Watch out for the elephant! Lions and leopards.

- Susan and Garry Heller - NY, USA

Well this has been the most amazing trip ever. We are so lucky to be here and the people have made it so special. We are totally overwhelmed. Thank you so much for our special time. We will always remember this and tell our grandchildren. What a special place!

- Richard and Natalie Blamey, Plymouth, England