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.
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.
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.
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
Overlooking the tranquil Kapamba River, South Luangwa, Zambia (3 ½ hours from Mfuwe Lodge)
Open from April to January
Guided walking safaris; game drives (day and night); birdwatching; swimming
Children over 12 are welcome (under 12s welcome if a private camp is booked)
Solar power for lighting, battery charging facilities and hot water
4 spacious thatched chalets, each with two single beds or one king, equipped with standing fans. Two chalets have sleeping salas.
Swimming pool in central lounge area
S 13°22.964' - E031°31.564'