KAPAMBA BUSHCAMP

South Luangwa National Park
A remote and romantic camp situated in a prime location on the Kapamba River. In a remote corner of the South Luangwa National Park lies Kapamba, a camp that combines the isolation and superb game-viewing opportunities of a true bush camp with a touch of... dare we say it... luxury.
Set on the banks of the shallow, spring-fed eponymous river, Kapamba is surrounded by some of the park's richest wildlife. Watching an elephant take a dip in the river can be quite an experience when you're lounging in your own private plunge pool. The central bar and dining room is positioned under a huddle of matumi and sausage trees, with a wide deck that stretches out with views of the Kapamba River. And if that's still not close enough for you, why not enjoy a G&T from the middle of the river itself, your feet dipped in the cool, crystal shallows. The charm and romance of Kapamba is most obvious in its four spacious en-suite chalets. Cool, simple and utterly original, these entirely open-fronted rooms boast wide verandas with river views, twin showers and sunken stone plunge pools - the ultimate in bush indulgence.
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Clever wrought-iron shutters are drawn each evening so that you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the African night without worrying about unwanted visitors wandering into your room whilst you sleep. Two of the chalets have twin beds (queen-sized beds), while the other two each have a king bed.
 
Get out into the bush and explore the rich diversity of the surrounding area on a morning walking safari, and then later in the day, jump into a Land Rover for an afternoon into evening game drive. How about an afternoon wading through the cool waters of the Kapamba where a scenic sundowner or special meal will be waiting for you? When the weather is right, spend siesta time in the Kapamba River right in front of camp!
 
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
  • 4 open-fronted chalets with attractive wrought iron gates are drawn across in the evenings to protect you from any unwanted night visitors.
  • En-suite bathrooms have a double-sized sunken stone bath and twin showers and are open-fronted - unwind in a hot tub overlooking the Kapamba River
  • Situated on the banks of the Kapamba River in a peaceful, secluded area
  • Located in the remote southern part of the South Luangwa National Park
  • 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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