BILIMUNGWE BUSHCAMP

South Luangwa National Park
Located in the remote, southern part of the South Luangwa National Park, this beautiful camp blends seamlessly with its surroundings and offers unrivalled wildlife viewings. 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 cozy 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.
Bliimungwe's four raised thatched rooms have been carefully designed to ensure the height of comfort whilst still retaining that authentic bush camp feel. The tangle of mature mahogany trees that surround the camp are echoed in the rich, wood interiors and the beautiful wooden furniture, handmade by local artisans. Bright African textiles bring splashes of color to the elegant rooms. After an early morning game drive, head back to your room for a refreshing, open-air waterfall shower, or continue..
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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.
 
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. Not until you've followed in the footsteps of the great explorers and experienced the compelling mix of excitement, fear, vulnerability, respect and awe that a walking safari delivers, can you really understand the true nature of the African wilderness. There's nothing quite like the thrill of feeling your heart pound in your chest as you tiptoe your way through the bush, alarm calls from other animals echoing in the air, inching towards a small clearing and peering through the branches where yes, there it is a pride of lions is busy devouring a recent kill.
 
The final member of your walking safari group is the all-important tea-porter. As well as being another valuable set of eyes and ears, he will carry refreshments for your walk. At a suitably scenic point, his bag will open to produce tea and biscuits in the morning, or cold beers and G&Ts in the evening. Should you need a drink of water at any point during the walk, he's the person to ask. It is a rare privilege to be able to walk in an African national park. With so many different habitats to explore, from open plains to sandy river banks, eerie mopane forests to swampy lagoons, no two outings will ever be the same, but we guarantee that you will remember every one. In between activities, find a chair and enjoy the wildlife magnets that are Bliimungwe’s three permanent waterholes. Who needs satellite television when you have your very own 'Bush TV' to entertain you?
 
AT A GLANCE
  • 4 open-fronted thatched chalets on wooden decks
  • Each chalet is en-suite with indoor and outdoor showers, twin wash basins and toilet
  • The shady central dining area, lounge and bar offer great game viewing opportunities overlooking a waterhole
  • Located in the remote southern part of the South Luangwa National Park
  • Situated in an mahogany grove overlooking a series of waterholes near the Luangwa River
  • More than 60 different mammal species
  • Superb birdwatching with over 400 species of birds recorded
  • Game drives (day and night), birdwatching
  • Guided walking safaris
  • All Inclusive: 3 meals daily, bar, game activities and laundry
  • Solar power for lighting, battery charging facilities and hot water
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
  • 2016 - GOOD SAFARI GUIDE AWARDS ‘BEST WALKING SAFARI IN ZAMBIA’ THIRD PLACE
  • 2016 - GOOD SAFARI GUIDE AWARDS ‘BEST SAFARI CUISINE IN ZAMBIA’ HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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