Bilimungwe Bushcamp

South Luangwa, Zambia

Bilimungwe Bushcamp

Bilimungwe is a tiny, four-room bushcamp situated on the banks of the Luangwa River, under the cover of a giant mahogany tree. It is one of six specialist walking camps in the Luangwa run by the Bushcamp Company.

The Bushcamp Company runs six specialist safari camps in one of Africa's most beautiful wilderness areas, the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. It was here that the walking safari was first pioneered, and the emphasis at each of the bush camps is very much on experiencing the African wilderness up close and on foot.

Bilimungwe nestles on the edge of the Luangwa River, beautifully pitched on raised wooden stilts below a giant mahogany tree. Like all of the Bushcamp Company's properties, it's a tiny camp, with only four guest chalets, though the public areas are spacious and welcoming. Both the dining area and bar overlook a busy waterhole that's often busy with game.

Bilimungwe opens May to December. The Bushcamp Company's other camps in the South Luangwa include: Chindeni, Kapamba, Chamilandu, Zungulila, and Kuyenda.


Bilimungwe offers four elegant en-suite chalets (shower-only, no bathtubs) constructed of reed and thatch. The chalets are perched on the edge of the bush overlooking the nearby watering hole, which is frequented by a rich variety of wildlife.


Bilimungwe features a cosy breakfast boma and covered dining deck for evening meals, as well as a well-stocked bar. Romantic 'bush meals' for two can be arranged on request.


- Dining area and bar
- Viewing deck overlooking a busy waterhole


- Game drives
- Walking safaris

Child Policy

There's a minimum age of 12 at Bilimungwe, but younger children can be accommodated if the entire camp is booked on an exclusive basis. Due to the remote nature of the camp, we don't recommend Bilimungwe to families travelling with young children.