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.


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.


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.

My first view from my bed was three lionesses some 50 metres away with a bright red scene behind, a memory for life.
- Stuart Connor, Scotland


On the Manzi River, South Luangwa, Zambia (1 hour south of Mfuwe Lodge)
Open from June to November
Guided walking safaris; game drives (day and night); birdwatching
Children over 12 are welcome (under 12s welcome if a private camp is booked)
Solar power for lighting and battery charging facilities
4 thatched rondavels :
- 1 double (king-sized)
- 3 twins (2 queen-sized)
- ideal for groups of 6 or less
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

Phil and Babette, so little time spent there but so much to thank you for! First, thank you for the years you both worked in this pristine and beautiful valley, and thank you for opening your home to us and making us feel so welcome. Finally thank you for helping to create memories that will be part of us forever. Hope to see you soon!

“Kuyenda Bushcamp “GPS” coordinates new and improved. Go past the legwood tree down the hippo highway to the lagoon, turn left after the elephant skull, have a seat on the “couch” by the tamarind tree… we are joyfully here! Many thanks for all our fabulous new experiences! Love, Tish and Jim

- Jim and Tish

"Neither my daughter nor I will ever forget this trip and the variety and beauty of the bush - its smells, the light, the abundance of wildlife - and those stars at night! It really is a place that once you visit calls out to you."

- Daryl Grabarek & Ariana Revilla, USA

A lovely serene spot, like old Africa. You really feel you are here.

The combination of classic and classy is a wonderful complement.