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 traditional thatched grass huts and 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. Kuyenda's intimate atmosphere is only enhanced by the extraordinary couple who regularly run the camp - the ever-hospitable Babette Alfieri and Phil Berry, one of Zambia's most experienced naturalists. No one knows Kuyenda like they do, and no-one will make you feel more welcome.

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Rooms

Forget infinity pools and wi-fi - Kuyenda is the quintessential classic African bushcamp, lovingly rebuilt each season. Your room is a simple but cosy grass rondavel (circular hut) complete with paraffin lanterns, swathes of mosquito netting and an open-air ensuite bathroom with a large 'safari' drum shower. From the panoramic windows you can look out onto the surrounding plains and the incredible game that frequently saunters through camp, day and night. With three twin-bedded rondavels (queen-size beds) and one double (king-sized bed) Kuyenda ideally takes six guests, however groups of eight are accepted. Kuyenda is open from June to November.

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Activities

Top of the list is a walking safari at Kuyenda Bushcamp. Whether you are looking at a leopard or a termite, 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. To get even further afield, night game drives are also on offer.

I just want to appreciate your Kindness and nice Hospitality when we visited Mfuwe and Kapamba bush camp. I and My family hard a wonderful time and we can't wait to visit you again in the near future. Express my profound Appreciation to Andy as well. All Your staff was very amazing. Thank you very much and may God Bless you all and hope to see you again.
- Alinafe

Summary

Location:
On the Manzi River, South Luangwa, Zambia (1 hour south of Mfuwe Lodge)
Season:
Open from June to 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 and battery charging facilities
Accommodation:
4 thatched rondavels :
- 1 double (king-sized)
- 3 twins (2 queen-sized)
- ideal for groups of 6 or less
Co-ordinates:
S 13°11.417' - E031°40.569'

Guest Comments

"LOVE THIS PLACE. AWESOME. Would love to live here. Very special. Excellent staff. High quality guides. Memories for a lifetime. If you're going to do a safari do it here. Everywhere else is too commercial and does not compare... camp is superb and this is as close to Wild Africa as you can get. Imagine and then live the dream."

- Pam Sekhon, UK

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

"Neither my daughter nor I will ever forget this trip and the variety and beauty of the bush - its smells, the light, the abundance of wildlife - and those stars at night! It really is a place that once you visit calls out to you."

- Daryl Grabarek & Ariana Revilla, USA

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

"The situation of the camp, its simplicity and the presence of elephant and buffalo within feet of our window at night was unforgettable. ....The surrounding bush was the most beautiful we had seen and the game amazing - a true Garden of Eden....To finish our safari here was perfect

Phil & Babette were charming hosts and their staff great. We were lucky enough to have Phil guide ... and it was the highlight of our trip."

- Mike & Sue Clark, UK