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Kapamba Bush Camp

From: $570.00

Kapamba Bush Camp is 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.

Description

Kapamba Bush Camp

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.

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 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.

Read our Country Information on advice for travel to Zambia.

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. Our expert advice would be to start with 2 nights at Mfuwe Lodge and then head off into the bush camps.

How to Get There

Fly into Lusaka with Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways, Kenya Airways or Air Namibia. On arrival you can be met and escorted to your domestic flight to Mfuwe International Airport. (Meet and greet is an additional charge).

On arrival at Mfuwe you will be met by your guide who will drive you to the 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

Activities

 

Activities:

  • Morning and evening game drives
  • Walking safaris

Includes / Excludes

 

Included:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Local brand drinks
  • Game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Laundry
  • Mfuwe Airport road transfers
  • Government VAT
  • Inter-camp transfers

Excluded:

  • Government levies
  • Park Fees
  • Luangwa Community & Conservation Fund
  • Zambia Carnivore Programme
  • Bottled wines
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Domestic flights

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