Bilimungwe Bushcamp

Warm and welcoming, this beautiful camp blends seamlessly with its surroundings and offers unrivalled wildlife viewings.

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It's hard not to be seduced by the charm of Bilimungwe.

Here, the traditions of the African bushcamp meet elegance and style to create a stunning camp that feels like it has grown organically out of the surrounding landscape. Set beneath a huge mahogany tree, the heart of Bilimungwe is the cool, shady lounge area that looks out over one of the camps three waterholes. Settle down in a cosy armchair with a sundowner and relax as you watch an enviable display of spectacular birds and animals that clearly feel as comfortable here as you do. With the open waters of the Luangwa River also on your doorstep and a nearby plain where leopard prowl, its clear that this is a nature-lovers paradise, and with Manda Chisanga - Bilimungwes award-winning resident guide - to lead you, you could not be in better hands. (In the event that Manda is not available, another guide from The Bushcamp Companys excellent and experienced team will be on hand).

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Award-winning, resident safari guide Manda Chisanga (© Oli Dreike)
Walking safaris from Bilimungwe Bushcamp  (© Dana Allan)
Breakfast overlooking the Luangwa river at  Bilimungwe (© Dana Allan)
Breakfast overlooking the Luangwa river at  Bilimungwe (© Patrick Bentley)
The boma at  Bilimungwe (© Patrick Bentley)
Gameviewing from the privacy of your own deck at Bilimungwe (© Patrick Bentley)
Stylish new bedrooms at  Bilimungwe (© Patrick Bentley)
Stylish new bedrooms at  Bilimungwe (© Patrick Bentley)
Raised chalets overlooking one of the waterholes at Bilimungwe (© Patrick Bentley)
Dining on the deck overlooking one of the wahttp://www.bushcampcompany.com/photos/cms/gallery/1258527367/thumbs/new_1321308588.jpgterholes at Bilimungwe (© Patrick Bentley)
The Dining Room & Bar overlooking ohttp://www.bushcampcompany.com/photos/cms/gallery/1258527367/thumbs/new_1321308588.jpgne of the waterholes at Bilimungwe (© Patrick Bentley)

Rooms

Bliimungwe's four raised thatched rooms have been carefully designed to ensure the height of comfort whilst still retaining that authentic bushcamp feel. The tangle of mature mahogany trees that surround camp are echoed in the rich, wood interiors and the beautiful wooden furniture, handmade by local artisans. Bright African textiles bring splashes of colour to the elegant rooms. After an early morning game drive, head back to your room for a refreshing, open-air waterfall shower, or continue the wildlife spectacle from your private deck. Two of the chalets have twin beds (queen-sized beds), while the other two each have a king bed. Bilimungwe sleeps up to eight guests and is open from May to December.

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Activities

Take advantage of the exceptional knowledge and charm of resident guide Manda Chisanga, and head out with him on a combination of walking safaris, day and night game drives, and sundowners on the river's edge. In between outings, find a chair and enjoy the wildlife magnets that are Bilimungwes three permanent waterholes. Who needs satellite television when you have your very own 'Bush TV' to entertain you?

(In the event that Manda is not available, another guide from The Bushcamp Companys excellent and experienced team will be on hand).

“The wildlife, the hospitality – all absolutely marvelous, the guiding and spotting simply miraculous. But the social highlight had to be the glamour and sophistication of the opening night of JOE’S BISTRO!!”
- Claire & Paul Williamson

Summary

Location:
Overlooking a series of shady waterholes, South Luangwa, Zambia (3 hours from Mfuwe Lodge)
Season:
Open from May to December
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, battery charging facilities and hot water
Accommodation:
4 spacious thatched chalets on raised decks
- 2 doubles (king-sized)
- 2 twins (queen-sized)
Co-ordinates:
S 13°23.295' - E031°34.198'

Guest Comments

“The wildlife, the hospitality – all absolutely marvelous, the guiding and spotting simply miraculous. But the social highlight had to be the glamour and sophistication of the opening night of JOE’S BISTRO!!”

- Claire & Paul Williamson

"WOW! We weren't in camp 5 minutes before we saw elephants having their afternoon mud baths in close view of the pillowed porch....we were living with the beasts...a leopard gave up his urge to attack after warning calls were sounded and we watched him amble half-heartedly away...one experience after another...AND THE BEDS WERE FABULOUS...great sleeping made us ready to get up and GO!!...great food and guides...."

- Barnwell/Thomas Family, USA

“Bilimungwe has so far been the jewel in the crown. Amazing company and hospitality, outstanding guiding and superb food – and the animals weren’t bad either. Leopard, lion, giraffe, hippo to name but a few”

- Becks & Baz Scully

Thanks for a superb stay at Bilimungwe. Everyone misses the place. The hospitality and game walks were interesting and most informative and the chalets were nice and cool during siesta time. And the pizzas were marvellous. Our city girl Ginette is now a converted bush camp fanatic.

- Trevor Tregoning

“Our first Bushcamp and we are amazed. We never dreamt that it would all be so fantastic.”

- Ivan & Lesley Holmes, UK