Kapamba Bushcamp

A remote and romantic camp situated in a prime location on the Kapamba River, and one of only two Bushcamps to be open from April to January - the other being Zungulila.

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In a remote corner of the South Luangwa National Park lies Kapamba, a camp that combines the isolation and superb game-viewing opportunities of a true bushcamp with a touch of... dare we say it... luxury.

Set on the banks of the shallow, spring-fed eponymous river, Kapamba is surrounded by some of the park's richest wildlife. Watching an elephant take a dip in the river can be quite an experience when you're lounging in your own private plunge pool. The central bar and dining room is positioned under a huddle of matumi and sausage trees, with a wide deck that stretches out with views of the Kapamba River. And if that's still not close enough for you, why not enjoy your G&T from the middle of the river itself, your feet dipped in the cool, crystal shallows.

Rooms

The charm and romance of Kapamba is most obvious in its four spacious en-suite chalets. Cool, simple and utterly original, these entirely open-fronted rooms boast wide verandas with river views, twin showers and sunken stone plunge pools - the ultimate in bush indulgence. Clever wrought-iron shutters are drawn each evening so that you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the African night without worrying about unwanted visitors wandering into your room whilst you sleep. Two of the chalets have twin beds (queen-sized beds), while the other two each have a king bed. Kapamba is one of only two Bushcamp in the park to stay open from April until January - the other being Zungulila.

Activities

Get out into the bush and explore the rich diversity of the surrounding area on a morning walking safari, and then later in the day, jump into a Land Rover for an afternoon/evening game drive. On special occasions we can also arrange an afternoon wading through the cool waters of the Kapamba where a scenic sundowner or special meal will be waiting for you.

When the weather is right, you can spend siesta time in the Kapamba River right in front of camp!

A great place to stay with fantastic service!
- John and Fiona Owen, Bull Bay, Wales

Summary

Location:
Overlooking the tranquil Kapamba River, South Luangwa, Zambia (3 ½ hours from Mfuwe Lodge)
Season:
Open from April to January
Activities:
Guided walking safaris; game drives (day and night); birdwatching; swimming
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, each with a standing fan:
- 2 doubles (king-sized)
- 2 twins (queen-sized)
Co-ordinates:
S 13°22.964' - E031°31.564'

Guest Comments

We had an amazing time. Thank you so much for all your help in putting this together. Our experience from start to finish was perfect, I am not sure there is anything that could have made it better. Our safari's both driving and walking were amazing. It is hard to describe all we saw, heard, and learned during our stay. The South Luangwa Valley is rich with wildlife. Just sitting at the lodge and in camp we got to watch elephants, baboons, warthogs, Impala's, buffalo, and so many different kinds of birds.
The staff there is truly special. They are friendly, professional, and make you feel right at home. I was calling the main area at Kapamba my living room.
The one big surprise was how delicious the food was both at the lodge and in camp. The chefs are very creative with the meals and we enjoyed everything.
Make your own pizza was a big hit for our family. We had 2 other really nice surprises, brunch in the bush under some trees after our morning walk and Sundowners in the

- Jill Snyder

Very beautiful. Wonderful staff.

- Linda and Jim - Phila, PA, USA

Lovely walks and drives, 27 dogs in full chase of an impala was a magnificent spectacle! Leopard killing impala also a fabulous sight! Attentive and happy staff who looked after us so well! Thank you.

- Jim and DeAnn Jungensen, Iowa, USA

Thank you Julius and team for making our stay memorable! We will never forget our surprise dinner. Python, porcupine and owl were the highlights for us!

- Annike and Anders, Stockholm

Four years in the planning to help Tom transition from 59 to 60 years old. Unbelievably exceeded all expectations. A truly stunning experience. We were looked after by all the staff so beautifully. And a surprise 60th birthday dinner on the road in the African bush. Thank you very much!

- Tom, Georgina, Jenna and Chris Paterson, and Michael and Fiona Brown - South Adelaide, Australia