CHAMILANDU BUSH CAMP

South Luangwa National Park
A breathtaking camp on one of the South Luangwa's prime river locations, perfect for a bird's-eye view of the wildlife that the river and its lagoons attract. There's nothing quite like waking up at Chamilandu. Early morning views don't get much better than the rippling waters of the Luangwa River, the gentle rise of the Chindeni Hills and a vast African sky - especially when you're lying in a four poster bed in a handsome stilted tree-house. You don't even need to leave your bed to see the wildlife - from your unique vantage point you can watch as animals roam across the landscape, or swing through the trees above your head.
Chamilandu's three exquisite tree-houses perch right on the edge of the Luangwa River. Each has its own raised veranda to loll on during the heat of the day, and an open-fronted en-suite bathroom with the same magnificent views over the tranquil waters. Two of the tree-houses have twin beds (queen-sized beds) and one has a double (king-sized bed). This is the perfect camp for small groups. Exceptional game viewing and understated elegance make Chamilandu a magic place to remember.
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Walking safaris and game drives around Chamilandu explore the impressive range of habitats in the area. With no fewer than seven oxbow lagoons behind the camp, there are always thirsty animals around seeking refreshment. A hide looks out over one of these lagoons and is the perfect place to take lunch, tea or to while away an afternoon in a hammock to the soundtrack of bathing elephant. Or enjoy a sundowner from the comfort of the thatched bar and dining area, as you watch the wildlife do the same at the river.
 
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.
 
AT A GLANCE
  • 3 open-fronted thatched chalets on seven foot high wooden stilts
  • 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 ebony grove on the banks of the Luangwa River
  • There is a hide next to a watering hole, the perfect place to spend siesta
  • 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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