South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
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KAPAMBA BUSHCAMP - SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK, ZAMBIA
In a remote corner of the South Luangwa National Park lies Kapamba, a camp that combines the isolation and superb game-viewing opportunities of a true bushcamp with a touch of... dare we say it... luxury.
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. And if that’s still not close enough for you, why not enjoy your G&T from the middle of the river itself, your feet dipped in the cool, crystal shallows.
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The charm and romance of Kapamba is most obvious in its four spacious en-suite chalets. Cool, simple and utterly original, these entirely open-fronted rooms boast wide verandas with river views, twin showers and sunken stone plunge pools – the ultimate in bush indulgence. Clever wrought-iron shutters are drawn each evening so that you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the African night without worrying about unwanted visitors wandering into your room whilst you sleep. Two of the chalets have twin beds (queen-sized beds), while the other two have king-sized doubles. Kapamba is the only bushcamp in the park to stay open from April until January.
• Solar (limited battery charging is possible)
• Hot & cold running water available in all chalets
• Lighting - solar and paraffin
• The camp offers a limited laundry service free of charge.
Get out into the bush and explore the rich diversity of the surrounding area on guided morning and afternoon walks, or jump into a Land Rover for a driving safari (day or night). On special occasions we can also arrange an afternoon wading through the cool waters of the Kapamba where a scenic sundowner or special meal will be waiting for you.
South Luangwa National Park
Initially established as a game reserve in 1938, South Luangwa was only officially declared a national park in 1971. At 9050 square kilometres it is Zambia’s second largest national park.
Situated at the end of the Great Rift Valley, the Luangwa valley is itself a rift valley. The steep banks of the Muchinga Escarpment form the parks western boundary and the Luangwa River forms most of the eastern boundary, with the exception of the Nsefu and Luamfwa sectors.
Flowing for over 800km from its source in the remote hills of north-eastern Zambia into the Zambezi, the Luangwa River is the lifeblood of the Luangwa Valley. As it winds along the valley floor creating oxbow lagoons and open plains, alluvial deposits have resulted in rich soils capable of supporting high quality grassland, woodland and forest.
This environment is capable of sustaining huge concentrations of game and the park hosts 60 different animal species and over 400 different bird species.
The South Luangwa National Park is not just an animal refuge, but a living, breathing ecosystem - carefully preserved and fiercely protected. No hunting is allowed in the National Park, and as a camp within the park we follow strict guidelines for eco-tourism.
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