With simply stunning views out towards the Luangwa river, Chamilandu Bush Camp has a wonderfully understated elegance and charm, which makes it a really special walking camp. The camp is set in the southern region of South Luangwa National Park. It’s in an area famous for its local leopard, and is situated in an ebony grove on the banks of the Luangwa river. There are only three reed-and-thatch chalets, and these are completely open to the outside. Each is raised on stilts overlooking the river, so guests can wake up and quite literally watch wildlife from their four-poster bed. Walk into the open-sided en-suite bathroom, and you’re rewarded with panoramas of the Chindeni Hills, viewed perfectly from the large double open showers. The main area of Chamilandu is set just metres from the riverbank. It’s dominated by a scenic dining area, a bush bar, contemporary furniture, and some funky hanging wicker chairs. As well as spotting fruit bats from the bar, beautiful birdlife from your private veranda, and hippo from the dining area, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to go game viewing. With superb resident wildlife in the South Luangwa, a guided walking safari should definitely be high up on the list of things to do here, as should morning and afternoon game drives and a thrilling night drive too. The camp also has a viewing hide that overlooks one of the many surrounding lagoons – this is another great place to enjoy a few hours before lunch or in the afternoon.
Chamilandu Bushcamp, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
- *Chamilandu is open from June to November
- *Just 3 en-suite chalets in the camp
- *Activities include guided walks, game drives and night drives