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 a wonderful setting. The sight of elephants crossing the river and feeding feet from our room with us watching from the deck will stay with us for ever.”
- Jo Kebson

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

Our experience in Bushcamp was amazing, the people that is working there is fantastic and really good. We would like to tell you that manager from Kapamba is awesome, the lodge is better with her, she is a nice girl and she does her job stunning. The rest of the people are as well really wonderful. We would like to come back in green season, that area is real wild life in Africa.

“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

“So tranquil yet alive – what a wonderful way to spend a birthday weekend… It was truly a memorable experience, especially drinking sundowners in the river. Thank you!”

- Ellen Annapolis, USA

We just got back on Monday after a wonderful three weeks in Africa, the highlight of which was no doubt our nine nights at your bush camps.
Being lazy, I rarely write notes but I did want to say what a very special experience it was for the three of us and how much we enjoyed it. The teams at the camps were wonderful, and the attention to detail was extraordinary. So knowledgeable and so enthusiastic despite being so close to the end of the season when they must be so tired!
Special thanks to Peter, Claire and Fanuel and Julius and Manda and not forgetting our “laugh a minute” spotters Moses and Elijah. We hope they didn’t mind our sense of humour and constant jokes!
I hope we can visit again one day.

- Auriel Folkes

“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