Kuyenda Bushcamp

A charming and rustic camp that offers a true taste of the African bush.

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There's something undeniably special about Kuyenda. Set beneath shady trees by the Manzi River, it may be the simplest of our camps, but Kuyenda embodies the authentic charm of old Africa, with its cluster of six raised reed and thatch rondavel chalets and a central lounge and dining area with a back-to-nature feel. As for the wildlife, you hardly need look for it as it will come to you. Settle down in the lounge and look out over the rippling grasses of the neighbouring plain where the drama of the African wilderness is played out each day.

Rooms

Forget infinity pools and wi-fi, Kuyenda is the quintessential classic African bushcamp. Your room is a simple and spacious rondavel (circular hut) opening onto a deck, complete with solar lighting, swathes of mosquito netting and an open-air en suite bathroom, that features a double vanity with hand-carved stone sinks and a shower column. From the chalet’s panoramic windows, you can look out onto the surrounding plains and the incredible game that frequently saunters through camp, day, and night. With all rondavels having imperial king or twin option beds, Kuyenda is perfect for individuals, couples or even groups.

Activities

Top of the list is a walking safari at Kuyenda Bushcamp, with game drives also on offer both morning and afternoon/evening. Whether you are looking at a leopard or a termite mound, with some of the South Luangwa's most diverse and breathtaking landscape situated around Kuyenda, you can guarantee that no two outings will ever be the same.

A lovely serene spot, like old Africa. You really feel you are here.

Summary

Location:
On the Manzi River, South Luangwa, Zambia (1 hour south of Mfuwe Lodge)
Season:
Kuyenda is open from late May through early November.
Activities:
Guided walking safaris; game drives (day and night); birdwatching
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:
6 thatched rondavels, each with two single beds or one king and equipped with standing fans.
Co-ordinates:
S 13°11.417' - E031°40.569'

Guest Comments

Phil and Babette, so little time spent there but so much to thank you for! First, thank you for the years you both worked in this pristine and beautiful valley, and thank you for opening your home to us and making us feel so welcome. Finally thank you for helping to create memories that will be part of us forever. Hope to see you soon!

“Kuyenda Bushcamp “GPS” coordinates new and improved. Go past the legwood tree down the hippo highway to the lagoon, turn left after the elephant skull, have a seat on the “couch” by the tamarind tree… we are joyfully here! Many thanks for all our fabulous new experiences! Love, Tish and Jim

- Jim and Tish

If Zambia is the Real Africa, then Kuyenda is the Real Zambia!

This is the world that I have wanted to see...the bush experience I have longed for.

A quite perfect and amazing introduction to Africa. Can it get any better?

- Marianne Barratt, UK

After 7 camps and 21 days in the bush, clearly the Bushcamp Company stands out as superb and focused on a stellar experience for the guests. Every camp we stayed at over the course of our trip had something very special to offer, but the overall ambience of Bushcamp was extremely intimate – there was a real sense of personal pride, as if each camp was individually owned and operated in the finest sense, while still feeling a strong pride and connection to a greater team and mission. That’s pretty special.
In the meantime, thank you for your incredible warmth and hospitality!

- Kathleen L