Set on the banks of the shallow, spring-fed eponymous river, Kapamba 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 with views of the Kapamba River.

The river is sandy which means guests can walk in the river and enjoy sundowners set up in the river, a welcome break from the heat, especially in October!

Kapamba is within walking distance of Bilimungwe and Zungulila Camps. Activities include guided morning and afternoon walks in the surrounding area, or game drives a little further afield.

Our Rating:  5 Hands

Location: Overlooking the tranquil Kapamba River, South Luangwa (3 ½ hours from Mfuwe Lodge and 4 ½ from Mfuwe Airport)

Number Rooms: 4 luxury spacious Chalets. 2 x Twin chalets (queen-sized beds) and 2 x Double Chalet (king-sized double bed).

Room Features: Very comfortable open-fronted chalets, attractive wrought iron gates are drawn across in the evenings to protect guests from any unwanted night visitors. The en-suite bathrooms have a double-sized sunken stone bath & twin showers and are open-fronted, so guests are able to unwind in a hot tub overlooking the Kapamba River

Power Source: Solar – limited battery charging is possible. 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).

Season: 16th April – 6th January. The only camp in the Park to stay open from April to January