South Luangwa Discovery

South Luangwa National Park  - 8 nights / 9 days itinerary

Lodges: Mfuwe Lodge, Kuyenda, Chindeni & Kapamba Bushcamps

Discover Zambia’s iconic South Luangwa National Park with The Bushcamp Company. Relax and wind down at Mfuwe Lodge, before venturing deep into the bush to explore the spectacular wildlife of the South Luangwa. You will be guaranteed an unrivalled wildlife experience in one of the last unspoiled wilderness regions of Africa – the very place where the African walking safari was pioneered.

Days 1 & 2: MFUWE LODGE

Ease yourself into Luangwa life with a 2-night stay at the award-winning Mfuwe Lodge. Set beneath a canopy of ebony and mahogany, its thatched buildings are arranged around the banks of two lagoons. The extended deck allows you to make the most of armchair game viewing, outdoor dining, and a shady place to relax by the swimming pool. The airy interior of the lodge has been recently refurbished with comfortable seating, beautiful botanical print cushions, African-inspired art works and unique décor touches. From each of its 18 thatched, air-conditioned chalets you can enjoy your own private piece of Africa. See through sliding doors open onto secluded covered verandas looking out over wallowing hippo and thirsty game in the lagoons, so you really do feel at one with nature. The contemporary soft furnishings with bespoke touches and attention to detail reflect the natural environment.


Set off after breakfast in an open game viewer for a leisurely one-hour drive to Kuyenda Bushcamp, where you will spend the next two nights. There's something undeniably special about Kuyenda. Set beneath shady trees by the Manzi River, it embodies the authentic charm of old Africa with its cluster of traditional thatched grass huts with large raised decks, outdoor en suite bathrooms and back-to-nature feel.

Kuyenda is renowned for its warm hospitality, sumptuous meals, and first-class guides, and it is the perfect getaway for individuals and small groups wishing to explore the spectacular wildlife of the South Luangwa. Here the walking safari is king; this is what we are famous for. Our guides will let you in on the secrets of the bush: there is always something new to learn, a new bird or animal to spot, and a new unforgettable experience. Game drives are also on offer morning and afternoon/evening. At night, a whole new cast of characters fills the landscape! In the quiet moments in camp, relax in the lounge and look out over the rippling grasses of the neighboring plain where the drama of the African wilderness is played out each day.


Chindeni Bushcamp is a tranquil tented camp on the edge of an oxbow lagoon with the Chindeni Hills providing an amazing backdrop. Recently refurbished, Chindeni embodies understated luxury in the true wild. The central open tented dining area, deck, and bar overlook a lagoon with a stunning view across to the Chindeni Hills. An eclectic mix of contemporary furniture, handcrafted bespoke chandeliers, and unique creative touches harmonize with the surrounding environment.

Chindeni’s four spacious tents are raised on wooden decks overlooking the lagoon, each with its own private view. All have been refurbished in style, creating a serene restful space,. Fine linens and soft textured accents inspired by nature makes this space a sanctuary to rejuvenate after a day out on safari.


Kapamba is a quiet sanctuary set in a pristine game-rich area of the park, allowing one to see, feel, hear, and smell Africa. This special bushcamp has had a total renovation. The main lounge and dining area is a large open space extending onto a tiered deck with beautiful 180-degree views of the Kapamba River (which the camp is named after). Dappled light filters through the trees onto the deck, which is scattered with comfortable seating areas to relax and connect to nature. A new addition is a swimming pool on the lower deck, a welcome sanctuary on a hot day.

The four stone and thatched chalets, opening onto private verandahs with river views, have been beautifully refurbished. Dark russet walls, oversized beds with linen throws, big mosquito nets and copper accents create a peaceful ambience to rest and restore. The bathrooms feature indoor showers opening to the outdoors. Two chalets feature raised salas that look out over the river, a place to game view, read, snooze, or just relax in calm solitude during afternoon siestas. The salas also have toilets installed below, so they are are a perfect place to spend a night sleeping under the stars.


After breakfast, take a leisurely game drive back to Mfuwe Lodge for transfer to Mfuwe Airport or to your next safari adventure.
* This trip can be customized. A 5-night trip combining Mfuwe Lodge (2 nights) & Kuyenda (3 nights) is a great way to go if you are short on time. Please inquire for availability and pricing. Bushcamp 2024