Warm and welcoming, this beautiful camp blends seamlessly with its surroundings and offers unrivalled wildlife viewings.
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, it's clear that this is a nature-lovers
paradise, and with Manda Chisanga - Bilimungwe's 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 Company's excellent and experienced
team will be on hand).
360° Camp View
Bilimungwe'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.
360° Room View
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).
This has been our favourite of 6 camps we have stayed. The staff, the setting, the ambience, the greatest food and the lovely accommodations make this an extraordinarily special place. Joe's Bistro was a real highlight.
- Lynn Donaldson & Cameron Avery, USA
Overlooking a series of shady waterholes, South Luangwa, Zambia (3 hours from Mfuwe Lodge)
Open from May to December
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, battery charging facilities and hot water
4 spacious thatched chalets on raised decks
- 2 doubles (king-sized)
- 2 twins (queen-sized)
S 13°23.295' - E031°34.198'