Here, the traditions of the African bushcamp meet elegance and style to create a stunning camp that feels like it has grown organically out of the surrounding landscape. Set beneath a huge mahogany tree, the heart of Bilimungwe is the cool, shady lounge area that looks out over one of the camp’s three waterholes. Settle down in a cosy armchair with a sundowner and relax as you watch an enviable display of spectacular birds and animals that clearly feel as comfortable here as you do. With the open waters of the Luangwa River also on your doorstep and a nearby plain where leopard prowl, it’s clear that this is a nature-lover’s paradise, and with Manda Chisanga – Bilimungwe’s award-winning resident guide – to lead you, you could not be in better hands.

Bilimungwe’s thatched and grass chalets are raised up on stilts, each with a magnificent view of one or two of the three watering holes.

Take advantage of the exceptional knowledge and charm of resident guide Manda Chisanga, and head out with him on a combination of walking safaris, day and night game drives, and sundowners on the river’s edge. (When Manda is on leave, another guide from The Bushcamp Company’s excellent and experienced team will be on hand).

Our Rating:  5 Hands

Location: Overlooking a series of shady waterholes in South Luangwa National Park (3 hours from Mfuwe Lodge, 4 hours from Mfuwe Airport)

Number Rooms: Four raised Thatched Chalets on raised decks. Two of the chalets have twin beds (queen-sized beds), while the other two have king-sized doubles.

Room Features: Chalet is en-suite with indoor & outdoor showers, twin wash basins and toilet

Power Source: Solar – limited battery charging is possible, Hot & cold water available in all chalets. For Lighting they use solar and paraffin lamps

Activities: Guided walks, Game drives, Night drives

Child Policy: Children over 12 are welcome (under 12s welcome if a private camp is booked). As children under 12 years of age are not allowed to go on walking safaris in the Park, families travelling with children aged 11 years and below will need to reserve the entire camp on a private basis and also hire a Private Guide & Vehicle for the duration of their stay at any of the Bushcamps. This enables the adults to go on walking safaris while the younger children can go on game drives with the guide in the extra vehicle.