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Zungulila Bushcamp

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- Traditional, intimate camp
- Superb walking safaris
- Lovely riverside location

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Zungulila Bush Camp is a traditional safari camp nestled in a remote part of Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. Overlooking an undeveloped plain, the camp is situated on a bend of the Kapamba Rivera, which is often replete with diverse wildlife, from water buffalo and antelope, to Kudu and the endemic Crawshay’s zebra. Though it’s the park’s newest camp, it’s been designed to offer an authentic and classic African safari experience. It has just four tents, each offering somewhere tranquil for visitors to rest their head. With simple yet comfortable accommodation and an unbeatable location in the park, this off-the-beaten-track camp best appeals to those who enjoy a bit of peace and is ideal for small groups or families.

Owing to the large concentration of wildlife that live here, not to mention its spectacular scenery, the South Luangwa National Park is very highly regarded. All visitors staying at Zungulila will be met at Mfuwe Airport and driven to Mfuwe Lodge, the park’s main reception area - this takes about 45 minutes. After having refreshments at the lodge, guests are driven at game speed to the camp, which generally takes around four hours.

The accommodation comprises four Meru thatched tents. There are two twin tents, each with two queen size beds, and two double tents, each with a single king size bed. Hot (solar powered) and cold water are both provided, as are essential toiletries. A free, albeit limited, laundry service is available and there are limited battery charging facilities. For each one of the four tents there’s an en-suite toilet, as well as a private shower, a shaded bamboo veranda and a sunken deck with plunge pool. The rest of the camp’s facilities include a communal dining area and lounge with a fully stocked bar, as well as a sunken deck with a boma.

Activities on offer include guided walks, game drives and night drives. The ‘walking safari’ originated in the South Luangwa National Park and getting out on foot is a great way to experience some up-close encounters with the park’s fascinating wildlife. It’s home to more than 400 bird species and over 60 animal species, not to mention plenty of lush, pristine vegetation and vast, sprawling landscapes. Guides are enthusiastic, helpful and very knowledgeable about the park and its abundant wildlife.

Children over the age of 12 are very welcome. However, parents should note that national park regulations prevent children aged 11 and younger from participating in walking safaris. Families with children under the age of 11 are obliged to privately reserve an entire camp, along with a private guide and vehicle, for the length of their stay. This is so that the children can go on a guided game drive, leaving the adults free to embark on a walking safari. Since the camp is unfenced, parents should take extra care monitoring their children.

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  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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