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Accommodation Spotlight

Ideally situated in the remote part of South Luangwa National Park, the charming Bilimungwe Bushcamp offers a remote oasis in one of Zambia’s best National Parks. The camp itself sits near the Luangwa River. It can be found in a gorgeous mahogany grove overlooking a series of waterholes that is always busy with resident wildlife.

Accommodation

Private and intimate, Bilimungwe offers 4 safari style thatched chalets. Accommodating a maximum of 8 guests with queen beds in two chalets and king size beds in the other two. The chalet interiors are designed to reflect the camp’s surrounds of mahogany trees; highlighted through the use of natural materials throughout the beautiful wooden interior and striking handmade wooden furniture. Furthermore, the natural wood, coupled with vibrant African textiles creates an authentic Zambian safari atmosphere.

Each chalet offers a relaxing open-air waterfall shower, perfect for cooling down and freshening up after an afternoon game drive. The wildlife experience doesn’t stop at game drives; experience the great African bush and its inhabitants from the comfort of your own private deck.  Perfectly positioned the deck overlooks the waterholes where you can see the resident hippo as well as elephant and giraffe.

Activities

Game drives

The quintessential aspect of a safari is without a doubt, a game drive. And they really are on of many highlights at Bilimungwe. Guided by the charming and knowledgeable, Manda Chisanga, or another of the camp’s expert guides, these game drives offer an exhilarating nature and wildlife experience.  Finish the afternoon with relaxing sundowners along the edge of the river.

Bilimungwe offers night drives.  Set out on an adventure in search of the nocturnal wildlife of the Zambian bush. The stark contrast between driving out in the sun and in the darkness with nothing but the light of the stars and headlights lighting the way, offers guests unparalleled wildlife experiences.

 Walking Safaris

A guided walk through the African bush offers an authentic “one with nature” experience in the remote African bush. With nothing separating you from the wild except the soles of your shoes, enjoy a guided adventure of a lifetime. Discover native plants and learn about the various birds that migrate through the region.  If you’re lucky, (while maintaining a safe distance) you might catch a sneaky glimpse of pride of lions devouring a kill.

 Stargazing

A fairly recent addition to Bilimungwe is the impressive ‘Star Deck’.  This is the perfect place for guests to truly discover the magic of the African sky. Guides at the camp have expert knowledge on astronomy and can tell you all about the constellations. The stargazing experience is heightened by an impressive telescope allowing you to see beyond what the naked eye can see. This stargazing experience is a true highlight of the camp.  We can assure you, that you won’t find guides with the impressive knowledge of the African bush as well as the African skies anywhere else in Zambia.

References: Thank you Bush Camp Company, Classic Portfolio,  and South Luangwa
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