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, 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).

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Award-winning, resident safari guide Manda Chisanga ( Oli Dreike)
Walking safaris from Bilimungwe Bushcamp  ( Dana Allan)
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 waterholes at Bilimungwe ( Patrick Bentley)
The Dining Room & Bar overlooking o of the waterholes at Bilimungwe ( Patrick Bentley)


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.

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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).

We've been dazzled by Bilimungwe. Thank you for your warm hospitality. Africa has captured our heart and soul - will never be the same.
- Michelle & Stephen Marks, 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'

Guest Comments

We have been meaning to write to you to thank you for the most incredible holiday that we had with you last November and apologise for taking so long to do it. Thanks again for helping us to organise everything so quickly and efficiently last minute. If it had not been for your efficiency & quick responses, it would have been impossible to organise this wonderful trip at such short notice. We loved the 7 nights we spent with you. Amy- it was wonderful to get to meet you in person and to be able to chat with you while we were staying at Mfuwe Lodge and Andy, we really hope to meet you in person next time we go to Zambia, which will be very soon hopefully! We spent 2 nights at Mfuwe Lodge, 2 nights at Kapamba & 3 nights at Bilimungwe. Thank you again & hope to see you soon again in South Luangwa.

- Pablo Calva & Carolina Vilchis

Truly this has been the most fantastic experience and the hospitality has really made it special. We will miss this place greatly. Thank you!! Thank you!!

- Lizanne Crowther & David Bradley, UK

I just wanted to write and say thank you to you and everyone at the Bushcamp company for such an unforgettable holiday! We are back in the Big Smoke (London) and already wishing we were back in the bush.
We also wanted to give special mention to Shadi, Peter, Prist, Alex, Julius, Abraham and Dickson and everyone else who hosted us and those behind the scenes.

- Chris C

"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 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

Thank you so much again - we had the most amazing time. Lovely seeing you and look forward to the next time!

- Lucy W