This is the newest of The Bushcamp Company's collection and we like it! It has a real essence of 'old Africa' and is a simple, yet charming little bushcamp with sweeping views over the Kapamba River and wonderful areas to explore on foot. It is miles away from Mfuwe - so it's wonderfully remote, but that also means it takes a LONG time to get there! We don't recommend staying here first, especially off a late flight; instead combine it with a couple of the other bushcamps preceeding Zungulila and you won't have to endeavour the 4 and a half hour transfer...
Zungulila - The Details
Zungulila is peacefully perched in one of the southern most camps in the park, looking over the crystal clear Kapamba River in an untouched area with a very different terrain to the parts of the park further north. It is a long drive from Mfuwe, approximately 4 - 4 and a half hours from the airport. Also note that the tsetse flies can get bad in the surrounding mopane woods when the temperature gets higher in the late months of the year.
This camp is made up of four tent and thatched chalets with ample space between them - two have better views of the river where you can enjoy your private hot tub on your deck, the other two are more tucked away though and feel more remote. The rooms are stylishly done, a certain air of a bygone era with wonderful attention to detail for such a remote bushcamp.
The main deck is a top sundowner spot and becomes a gorgeous spot for dinner to be set up with candles surrounding you. Once you've finished your dinner you can retire to the fire pit in the bowma beside it and exchange stories of the day.
Zungulila is more for the walking enthusiasts and those after a bit of adventure. It combines really nicely with the other Bushcamp Company bushcamps and has a different feel to any of the others.