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.

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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.

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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!

“What an unbelievable experience! The food, the staff, the animals, all excellent. And bathing with the baboons, well that was just the icing on the cake.”
- Cathlyn, Laura & Mike Klein, USA

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:
- 2 doubles (king-sized)
- 2 twins (queen-sized)
Co-ordinates:
S 13°22.964' - E031°31.564'

Guest Comments

“What an absolutely magical place! The rooms are really stunning – and as far as personal pools...bliss!!

- Anna Devereux,UK

"Our first experience of a bush camp, and what an experience! Our room was perfect and we loved the great bath! Our guide Fanuel was fantastic, so knowledgeable and passionate about his subject - we learned such a lot from him. Food was fantastic - how do they do it with the logistical problems."

- Mike & Sue Clark, UK

“A truly fabulous stay. The sighting of wild dogs with pups eating and playing was just great. Congratulations to all the staff for excellent service. Thank you.”

- Peter Lead, UK

"Our first drive we saw a wild dog with kill, 2 week old lion cubs and a carmine bee eater colony. Then leopards, elephants, birds etc etc. Our guide was thoughtful and knowledgeable; there was time to really observe and absorb what was going on. Probably our best safari anywhere. Thank you."

- Lady Sian Crisp, UK

“What more to say? We had a truly memorable weekend – complete with lions eating a giraffe and elephants to the rescue. Thanks so much for the wonderful food, service and hospitality. And guiding, of course.”

- Ellen Annapolis, USA