Bilimungwe Bushcamp

Warm and welcoming, this beautiful camp blends seamlessly with its surroundings and offers unrivalled wildlife viewings.

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It's hard not to be seduced by the charm of Bilimungwe.

Here, the traditions of the African bushcamp meet elegance and style to create a stunning camp that feels like it has grown organically out of the surrounding landscape. Set beneath a huge mahogany tree, the heart of Bilimungwe is the cool, shady lounge area that looks out over one of the camps three waterholes. Settle down in a cosy armchair with a sundowner and relax as you watch an enviable display of spectacular birds and animals that clearly feel as comfortable here as you do. With the open waters of the Luangwa River also on your doorstep and a nearby plain where leopard prowl, it's clear that this is a nature-lovers paradise, and with Manda Chisanga - Bilimungwe's award-winning resident guide - to lead you, you could not be in better hands. (In the event that Manda is not available, another guide from The Bushcamp Company's excellent and experienced team will be on hand).

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Rooms

Bilimungwe's four raised thatched rooms have been carefully designed to ensure the height of comfort whilst still retaining that authentic bushcamp feel. The tangle of mature mahogany trees that surround camp are echoed in the rich, wood interiors and the beautiful wooden furniture, handmade by local artisans. Bright African textiles bring splashes of colour to the elegant rooms. After an early morning game drive, head back to your room for a refreshing, open-air waterfall shower, or continue the wildlife spectacle from your private deck. Two of the chalets have twin beds (queen-sized beds), while the other two each have a king bed. Bilimungwe sleeps up to eight guests and is open from May to December.

Activities

Take advantage of the exceptional knowledge and charm of resident guide Manda Chisanga, and head out with him on a combination of walking safaris, day and night game drives, and sundowners on the river's edge. In between outings, find a chair and enjoy the wildlife magnets that are Bilimungwes three permanent waterholes. Who needs satellite television when you have your very own 'Bush TV' to entertain you?

(In the event that Manda is not available, another guide from The Bushcamp Companys excellent and experienced team will be on hand).

Thank you for a brilliant stay and for ordering the elephants to the pond. So many great memories and staff are all brilliant! Loved the night safaris, sleeping bee-eaters and chameleon!
- Juniper, England

Summary

Location:
Overlooking a series of shady waterholes, South Luangwa, Zambia (3 hours from Mfuwe Lodge)
Season:
Open from May to December
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:
4 spacious thatched chalets on raised decks, each with a standing fan:
- 2 doubles (king-sized)
- 2 twins (queen-sized)
Co-ordinates:
S 13°23.295' - E031°34.198'

Guest Comments

"WOW! We weren't in camp 5 minutes before we saw elephants having their afternoon mud baths in close view of the pillowed porch....we were living with the beasts...a leopard gave up his urge to attack after warning calls were sounded and we watched him amble half-heartedly away...one experience after another...AND THE BEDS WERE FABULOUS...great sleeping made us ready to get up and GO!!...great food and guides...."

- Barnwell/Thomas Family, USA

It was alright! No, seriously, the food, the room, and especially the hospitality were fantastic! Oh and there was the wildlife as well! Best wishes to everyone involved for the future. Thank you ever so much!

- Yeandle Nicky and Dave, Lancing, UK

Many thanks to everyone who made our stay most enjoyable!

- Mike and Sally Reberes, Harare, Zimbabwe

Thank you again for all your help organising our holiday. I have done reviews for both bushcamps we stayed at. It is probably the easiest review to write as all the places we visited were wonderful and every single member of staff worked very hard to make our time there memorable.

- Emma C

A wonderful camp and excellent staff, a truly fantastic experience. Superb wildlife viewing. Thank you so much for a wonderful visit!

- Rosemarie Jundt and Malcolm Thompson, Alberta, Canada