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.

Download fact sheet (pdf)

Profile

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.

360° Camp View

undefined
undefined
undefined
undefined
undefined
undefined
undefined
undefined
undefined
undefined
undefined

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.

360° Room View

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!

Our holiday was awesome thanks to Steve, Leonardo, Elijah, Mike, Brinsley, James and others too numerous to mention. The sightings of the cats and the wild dogs was the icing on the cake for me. To be so close to giraffes, elephants, zebras and all the animals was just amazing. The group was fabulous and the holiday would not have been the same without such diverse personalities. I hope that we will stay in touch.
- Christine Leach

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 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

It’s now more than two months since our visit to you, and Kapamba and Zungulila camps.

We love to receive your Did you Know emails which, along with our own photos, keep our brief experience in South Luangwa fresh in our minds. We had the most wonderful time and hope you’ll pass on our thanks to Steve, Julius, Mishek and their teams who did so much to make our visit so memorable. We have some very envious friends!

- Mary and Michael F

This has been the best trip of my life. Thank you for helping me build those memories.

- Jacquie, USA

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

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

- Anna Devereux,UK