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Bilimungwe Bush Camp

From: $570.00

Its difficult not to fall in love with being at Bilimungwe! Rooms are set on a small bank with a delightful front porch from which to game view in the hotter parts of the day. The camp is close to the Luangwa river so you can often hear Hippo grunting at night or feeding on grass just meters from your room. The main area nestles under a huge Mahogany tree and overlooks a permanent waterhole that is visited by game all the time.

Description

Bilimungwe is by far my favorite camp when I worked in South Luangwa. There is something incredibly cosy about the whole camp. Her rooms, the main dining area and the water hole in front of the camp are the best places to while away the hotter parts of the day.

The camp feels like its grown out of the surrounding landscape and trees. The old Mahogany tree is perfectly blended into the main dining area giving a warm and comfortable atmosphere. If you sit quietly there is an amazing array of bird life that comes down to the waterhole. The nearby plain is host to Giraffe, Buffalo and a resident Leopard that prowls and coughs at night.

Brian Manda – award winning safari guide – is the permanent guide at Bilimungwe.His decades of experience reveals secrets of the bush you will never have imagined.

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 wooden furniture. 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. You can 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.

How to Get There

Fly into Lusaka and you will be met and escorted to your domestic flight to Mfuwe International Airport. On arrival at Mfuwe Airport you will be met by your guide and driven to Bilimungwe via Mfuwe Lodge.

For assistance with flights and transfers we are happy to help, contact pierre@africansafariexperts.com

Rates and Seasons

Green Season

1 January – 31 May and 1 November – 31 December

$570-00 per person sharing

$200-00 single supplement

Government Levies, Luangwa Conservation and Community Fund and ZCP:

$80-00 per person per night

$60-00 per child per night

Shoulder Season

1 – 30 June and 1 – 31 October

$590-00 per person sharing

$215-00 single supplement

Government Levies, Luangwa Conservation and Community Fund and ZCP:

$80-00 per person per night

$60-00 per child per night

Peak Season

1 July – 30 September

$760-00 per person sharing

$245-00 single supplement

Government Levies, Luangwa Conservation and Community Fund and ZCP:

$80-00 per person per night

$60-00 per child per night