Kapamba Bush Camp
South Luangwa National Park
Kapamba Bush Camp lies at the confluence of the Kapamba and Luangwa rivers. The camp combines isolation and superb game-viewing opportunities with the vast openness that Africa has to offer. The Murchison Escarpment lies to the West, the sun a burning orange orb that sets over the Southern end of the Great East African Rift Valley each evening.
Set on the banks of the shallow, spring-fed, Kapamba river, the camp 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 towards the river.
Game drives are always exciting around Kapamba, there are healthy herds of elephant and I have often seen leopard in this area. The bush is thick but each guide at every bushcamp knows the areas extremely well which virtually guarantees you will head home with more than one sighting of each.
While some may say the rooms are modest, they feel incredibly cosy, bare floors with tasteful furnishings. The highlight of each room is definitely the bath / shower – its HUGE! When you get back from your game in the early evenings the staff will have run you a bath so you return to your room with a small swimming pool, perfectly heated waiting just for you.
If you would like to learn more about this magnificent park for your safari to Africa, donate or get involved, then read up about Conservation South Luangwa.
As there are several bush camps to choose from and it’s an excellent idea to spend at least 2 nights at each have a look at Kuyenda, Zungulila, Chindeni, Chamilandu or Bilimungwe. Mfuwe Lodge is a great place to start your safari in Africa.