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. The central living and dining area is positioned under a huddle of matumi and sausage trees, opening onto an extended deck with a swimming pool, and 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, furnished in contemporary African style boast wide verandas, and twin showers with views overlooking the river. It really is 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. All four chalets can convert from twin beds to imperial king beds.

Two of the chalets have salas for relaxing afternoon siestas overlooking the river or for sleeping out overnight.

Activities

Get out into the bush and explore the rich diversity of the surrounding area on a morning walking safari or game drive, 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!

We offer both walking safaris and game drives each morning, and an afternoon/evening game drive.

We came out on holiday last year and stayed at the lodge and camps. We had an amazing time and decided to rebook and come again this year. We have never repeated a holiday destination before, so we were hoping that we would have as good an experience as we did last year, but we didnt. It was better!!
We stayed at the lodge, Bilimungwe, Kapamba and Zungulila and we couldnt fault anything (not that we would anyway). All the staff are fanstastic. They literally cant do enough for you and are very friendly and poilte. All the wonderful managers and staff seem to have the places they work at running very smoothly indeed. It is clear that they are all very happy in their work. Not that there was anything wrong last year, but the food has improved and we were having restaurant quality meals in the bush (and im a chef).
Thank you so so much for everything the bushcamp company has done for us and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2017.
- Kevin W and Charlotte H

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 two single beds or one king, equipped with standing fans. Two chalets have sleeping salas.
Features:
Swimming pool in central lounge area
Co-ordinates:
S 13°22.964' - E031°31.564'

Guest Comments

Loved the stay – far too short. And thanks for being such a wonderful host.

- Mike S

Thanks to Ty, Fannuel, Mwase, Sitali and all the crew for a wonderful experience in a beautiful camp! Great food, company and game viewing! Saw a large pride of lions with cubs, leopard and much more!

- Peter and Ann Cave, Denmark, Western Australia

Thank you for a wonderful stay. Far too short. Wonderful hospitality, exceptional stay!

- Fiona and Ron Hay, Australia

Thank you for a marvelous time, we enjoyed every second of it! So much to see, hear and experience! Great staff, all of them! A big thank you! Hope to come back someday.

- Geert and Martin, The Netherlands

Its a garden of Eden! If heaven exists it must be it! Amazing place to chill out. Kind and friendly staff, a wonderful experience. Amazing leopard sighting and even more reasons to come back! First walking safaris awesome!

- Isabel Conway Travels, Ireland