Out of the Bush Camp company this property is a slightly different design with concrete walls as opposed to thatch walls like the other camps but the location is stunning overlooking the Kapamba river and the guiding as ever is great. If you are looking for a typical bush camp old school camp this may not be the one for you but the open fronted rooms are a unique style in the Luangwa valley and the camp location offers excellent game viewing.
Kapamba Camp - The Details
Kapamba Camp is situated in an untouched corner of the South Luangwa National Park, enjoying a great position on the shallow Kapamba River. The four, en-suite chalets are spacious, stylish and wholly original in design. Their moulded concrete interiors are simple and cool, and boast sunken baths the size of plunge pools! Entirely open-fronted in design, guests can enjoy views of the river from their beds, twin showers and wide veranda, whilst clever concertina wrought-iron shutters will allow the nervous a peaceful sleep. You can even enjoy your G&T sundowner with your feet dipped in the shallow crystal river itself if you're up for it!
Kapamba is located on the banks of the Kapamba River and is undoubtedly one of the most remote camps in the South Luangwa National Park, being even further south than its neighbour, Bilimungwe. This river is a tributary of and just four miles from the confluence of the main Luangwa River. It is roughly a four hour transfer from Mfuwe airport, so we would recommend stopping off at one of the bushcamps a bit further north first.
The focal point of the camp is the wide, shady deck in the dining area which commands a magnificent view of animals that come down to the river to drink during the day. The fully stocked bar, solar panel lighting and hot and cold water ensures that guests are well looked after.
Kapamba is the only bushcamp to be open from April to January - it's is a prime spot for fantastic bird watching, especially towards the later months of the year.