Chamilandu Bushcamp

A breathtaking camp on one of the South Luangwa's prime river locations, perfect for a bird's-eye view of the wildlife that the river and its lagoons attract.

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There's nothing quite like waking up at Chamilandu.

Early morning views don't get much better than the rippling waters of the Luangwa River, the gentle rise of the Chindeni Hills and a vast African sky - especially when you're lying in a four poster bed in a handsome stilted tree-house. You don't even need to leave your bed to see the wildlife - from your unique vantage point you can watch as animals roam across the landscape, or swing through the trees above your head.

There are just three stilted chalets at this exclusive camp, set on the riverbank beneath a soaring ebony grove. Enjoy a sundowner from the comfort of the thatched bar and dining area, as you watch the wildlife do the same at the river.

Exceptional game viewing and understated elegance make Chamilandu a place to remember.

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Rooms

Chamilandu's three exquisite tree-houses perch right on the edge of the Luangwa River. Each has its own raised veranda to loll on during the heat of the day, and an open-fronted en-suite bathroom with the same magnificent views over the tranquil waters. Two of the tree-houses have twin beds (queen-sized beds) and one has a double (king-sized bed). With capacity for just six guests, this is the perfect camp for small groups. Chamilandu is open from June to November.

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Activities

Walking safaris and game drives around Chamilandu explore the impressive range of habitats in the area. With no fewer than seven oxbow lagoons behind camp, there are always thirsty animals around seeking refreshment. Our hide looks out over one of these lagoons and is the perfect place to take lunch, tea or to while away an afternoon in a hammock to the soundtrack of bathing elephant.

"Spoiling, luxurious, relaxing and adventurous all at the same time. The most incredible staff in the most amazing setting, truly the height of luxury. When can we come back please?"
- Chris & Emily Lewis, UK

Summary

Location:
Overlooking the Luangwa River and the Chindeni Hills, South Luangwa, Zambia (2 ¼ hours from Mfuwe Lodge)
Season:
Open from June to November
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:
3 raised tree-houses:
- 1 double (king-sized)
- 2 twins (queen-sized)
Co-ordinates:
S 13°19.006' - E031°38.342'

Guest Comments

Chamilandu: Gorgeous camp! Lovely to be up on stilts and have spacious rooms and outside showers. The river had moved to the other bank but still lots going on. Guide, James Anderson, was absolutely excellent. Food excellent, game viewing excellent, walks, game and night drives. We barely saw another vehicle and that really made a huge difference!! James is excellent with birds, vegetation etc too. Very happy.

Thank you all for another delightful visit to South Luangwa! It's not just the animals or the views of the rivers and hills that keep taking me back to the valley. It seems to have more to do with the people. You all have made me feel so welcome and at home at the Lodge and the bushcamps. Your friendliness and willingness to share all of your knowledge of the valley and its denizens is delightful! I enjoy getting to know more about you each time I visit.

- Gail E

I think you might have gathered that we had an absolutely amazing time with you – we came away on such a high.
We will dream of African dawn chorus and sunrise while we are chomping on toast in the frosty mornings.

Please thank everyone again for us for making us feel like VIP guests.

- Harriet P

"Chamilandu was our first Bushcamp, and we are confident that we will be back! It was the perfect blend of being in nature combined with luxury. The game from Chamilandu was outstanding. The food, management and service were all fantastic. This camp is a real gem."

- David and Misti Thrower, USA

Amazing! One of the best places on Earth. Possibly the best!

- Claudia Stanbrook, Malawi