Zungulila Bushcamp

Perfect for small private groups, this isolated, classic tented safari camp delivers an authentic African safari experience.

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The newest camp in our collection, Zungulila is a charming camp that embodies the essence of old Africa and a bygone era, with breathtaking views onto the Kapamba river and an expansive plain where natural springs attract huge herds of game. Zungulila is eminently peaceful, and you may be tempted to stay forever!

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Rooms

Up to eight guests can enjoy the serenity of Zungulila in four spacious tents. Built under thatch roofs, each shaded tent has its own private bamboo veranda with immense views over an impressive variety of wildlife - from thirsty elephant at the springs and flocks of birds on the river, to prowling lion and large herds of buffalo on the grassy plains. With stylish interiors, en suite bathrooms, hot-and-cold running water, outdoor showers, and sunken plunge-pools you can enjoy your creatures and your creature comforts in this classic tented Bushcamp. Two of the tents have twin beds (queen-sized beds), while the other two each have a king bed. Zungulila is open from April to January.

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Activities

If you long to explore Africa as it used to be, then come to Zungulila. Our expert guides will lead you on foot through some of the park's most untouched wilderness, where large herds of buffalo roam the grassy plains and thirsty elephants come to drink at the springs and along the river. Activities are focused around walking, but we have opened up a number of game drive loops in the area and so to get even further afield, day and night game drives are also on offer. In the evening, after wading through the river, we invite you to join your hosts for sundowners, or sit around the campfire for a drink, before recounting the day's adventures over a starlit supper overlooking the river.

"Great Camp, excellent food and awesome hosting - we felt really welcome and loved being here... sundowners by the fire & cold tubs were a great tonic after a walking safari in the sun!"
- Hannah & Tim Selwyn, UK

Summary

Location:
On a bend in the Kapamba River, South Luangwa, Zambia (3 1/2 hours from Mfuwe Lodge)
Season:
Open from May 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 Meru-style thatched tents:
- 2 double (king-sized)
- 2 twins (queen-sized)

Co-ordinates:
S 13°21.114' - E031°30.892'

Guest Comments

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

"A truly unique, empowering experience...excellent food, wonderful staff..the vast knowledge of the guides... even gin & tonic in the river at sunset. Thank you"

- Fiona Meaker, Australia

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

a flawlessly spectacular time with Bushcamp Company (Mfuwe Lodge, Zungulila & Chindeni).

- Jeanne and Rick G

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

- Mike S