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 spectacular outdoor bathtubs, 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.

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.

Fantastic place to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary! absolutely perfect!
- Gregory and Sybil Strimbu, Washington DC, USA

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, each with a standing fan:
- 2 double (king-sized)
- 2 twins (queen-sized)

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

Guest Comments

Thank you so much for the lovely stay here. We cannot imagine a more beautiful place to spend our family holiday. We especially liked the elephant walking past the lodge, and the lions roaring.

- Suzanne, David and Adam Moore, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Wow wow wow – what an amazing experience. The crew is so talented and knowledgeable. We are truly impressed and hope to be back again for another visit!

- John Long and Shannon Bayless, Los Angeles, California

It was beautiful! The lions, the walks unforgettable! and your very friendly staff was amazing!

- Verdonn, Holland

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

We had a beautiful experience here at Zungulila camp. Joseph kept us well fed as if at a 5 stars restaurant. Sams smile greeted us all the time and Jacob is a perfect host. The camp was so well run. Our game drives with Stanley and Isaah made us feel safe and secure. Misheks knowledge and kind nature made each drive something special! Zikomo! Thank you so much!

- Laurie Bustamente, Denver, USA