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 absolutely magical place! The rooms are really stunning - and as far as personal pools...bliss!!
- Anna Devereux,UK

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

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

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

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

We enjoyed our entire trip.
Fannuel was our favorite guide. He worked at Kampaba Bush camp. He was very enthusiastic and knowlgeable.
Everything went like clockwork.
The food and meals were delicious and beautifully presented. A+
We met some wonderful people who added to the enjoyment of our trip.
We liked the "walking safari".
This was our 4th safari and I thought it would be our last, but it was so great that I want to do another.

- Bill and Jan Munson, Sandra and Jen Kowalski

What a special treat for all of us. We so enjoyed the time we spent there - the isolation and beauty of the bush were food for the soul, but we weren’t short of loads of laughs either! This wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for James, Marie, Sandy and the incredible staff who pampered us and responded so graciously to our requests. We loved the little surprises that were planned each day - on a game drive and out of the blue we ‘happened' upon our lunch table and a pizza oven. The best pizzas in town!!! Another highlight were the sundowners sitting in the Kapamba River - it felt surreal!

- Susan H