Set in absolute seclusion in the far south of Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, Kapamba Bushcamp prides itself on offering the quintessential African bush adventure while enjoying the finer side of luxurious camping. The location of the camp is along the banks of the shallow Kapamba River and one of the most game-rich sites in the entire park. Guests need only to lift their head from the comfort of their own private plunge pool to see elephants playing in the river. While a truly African experience, the camp is extremely comfortable and stylishly decorated, giving a world-class feel to an otherwise truly rustic vacation. Read More

The camp has only four chalets ensuring the utmost exclusivity and intimacy at any time. The chalets are made from stone and beautifully decorated offering guests all the comforts one might expect from such a romantic destination. The bedrooms are large and airy, opening on to a private viewing verandah. Each chalet has an en suite bathroom with a fabulous sunken stone bath, twin basins and a flushing toilet. There is also a great shower, but guests must remember to request hot water for the morning.

The camp’s main area has the most exquisite view of the Kapamba River and its surroundings. With a relaxed, informal atmosphere with a focus on comfort, it’s the perfect place to relax and soak up the ambience. There are several comfy chairs and benches dotted around the lounge area for in-between game viewing, an open dining room and a small yet well-stocked bar.

The large wooden viewing deck is the heart of the camp where guests can sit and enjoy the unforgettable view of the animals drinking from the river. Candlelit dinners are also served here, providing one of the most romantic experiences imaginable.

Guests are offered a mix of night and day game drives as well as walking safari tours. The area is teeming with elephant, lion, giraffe and leopard as well as fascinating birdlife. All the activities are led by an enthusiastic well-informed guide, who will ensure guests leave the camp with unforgettable memories.

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Kapamba Chalets

The charm and romance of Kapamba is most obvious in its four spacious en-suite chalets. Cool, simple and utterly original, these entirely open-fronted rooms boast wide verandas with river views, twin showers and sunken stone pool-size bathtubs – the ultimate in bush indulgence. Clever wrought-iron shutters are drawn each evening so that you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the African night without worrying about unwanted visitors wandering into your room whilst you sleep. Two of the chalets are twins (2 queen-sized beds), while the other two are doubles (king bed). Kapamba is one of only two bushcamps in the park to stay open from April until January, the other being Zungulila.