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Kapamba Bush Camp

From: $570.00

Kapamba is one of the furthest camps from Mfuwe but by far the most special. The Kapamba river winds slowly past the front of your chalet as you sit in the shade, an elephant feeds on the opposite bank and birds are twittering all around you – but for this, the silence is complete. Concertina doors complete the open feel of each chalet allowing the night sounds in and when a shadow moves slowly past, the elephant have come to visit. Game viewing is excellent, deep pools of shadow for elusive leopard and patches of plains for the odd lion pride that call the area home. Spoor of huge African Rock Python crisscross the roads with huge Marula trees hanging over, dropping their fruit for the baboon and elephants.

Description

At the confluence of the Kapamba and Luangwa rivers lies a camp that combines isolation and superb game-viewing opportunities combined 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.

If you want to get closer, ask the staff to set up a deck chair and umbrella on one of the sandbanks in the middle of 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 drive 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.

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 the bush camp 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

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