South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Zungulila Bush Camp may be a new camp, but the charming thatched roofs, authentic boma and peaceful atmosphere evokes the enticing feeling of going back to the African bygone era. Nestled in the secluded southern part of South Luangwa National Park, with views of the Kapamba River and endless plains, you’ll feel at one with nature here, yet still with a touch of class.
Perched by never ending plains adorned with natural springs regularly visited by herds of game, the camp’s unspoilt surroundings are your stage, and your beautiful canvas and thatch roof tent is your front row seat. The tents offer a great blend of rustic, classic tent style and modern luxuries, the canvas walls and traditional African patterns marrying well with the wooden decking and sunken plunge pool. The billowing, patterned ceiling offers a touch of understated elegance, too.
We love the outdoor dining area, which consists of two tiers. The top tier is framed by a gnarled woven boma wall, with a small campfire and a semi-circle of chairs surrounding it, whilst just below sits a long dining table which adorns a small veranda that juts out into the plains. There’s also a social dining table perched underneath a large thatched roof, and the indoor lounge area is charming with its hanging lanterns and eclectic mix of patterned furniture.
Walking safaris, game drives and night drives are the perfect way to spot all the wildlife South Luangwa has to offer, and why not end a day of exploration with a sundowner in the river? There’s nothing quite as divine as dipping your toes in the water and watching the sun set with a G&T.
- Two tents have two queen beds
- Two tents have a king size bed
- All meals
- Game drives in a 4x4 purpose built safari vehicle
- Walking safaris
- Night drives
- National Park entry fees
- Drinks on game drives
Open May to January, children over the age of 12 are welcome.
This camp can be booked as part of a tailor-made safari, with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £505 / €575 / $655