Bilimungwe is a luxury bush lodge overlooking a water hole in the southern part of the South Luangwa National Park.

Bilimungwe is a charming bush lodge which offers a really exclusive safari experience. The camp has a lovely setting and has the feel of a camp that always has game around it, and wandering through! Originally a fairly rustic walking bush camp, Bilimungwe has evolved into a very smart bush lodge that is suitable for a wide range of clientele. The remote location, wonderful walking options and intimate camp atmosphere will still appeal to bush enthusiasts seeking a close to nature safari experience. However at the same time, Bilimungwe can also appeal to travellers looking for a relaxed and comfortable safari experience, where game drives are the main focus. The common themes are the camps’ exclusivity, personal service, good guiding and wonderful bush location. Whilst the area close to Bilimungwe is very good for game viewing, especially offering the chance to see wild dog and leopard, there is not enough of a road network to justify more than 3 nights in the area unless you are also keen to explore on foot.


Bilimungwe has a lovely setting amongst a grove of mahogany and winter thorn trees and each of the four chalets has excellent views over a number of waterholes. The wood and gauze chalets are all built off the ground on a large…


The Luangwa Valley is one of Africa’s most scenic and game-rich National Parks. Forming part of the southern end of the Great Rift Valley, the wide valley floor is about 1,000ft lower than the surrounding plateau and through…


Bilimungwe is not an obvious choice for families with children under 12 years old. However, for families with older teenage children, Bilimungwe could offer a really fantastic family safari adventure.

Conservation & community

The Bush Camp Company, operators of Bilimungwe, financially support conservation in South Luangwa through a mandatory Luangwa Conservation & Community Fee that each guest is charged per night and which is shared…

Location South Luangwa National Park
Access Scheduled flight into Mfuwe (3 hr drive) or Charter flight into Kapamba (15 mins)
Open Mid May to December
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Luxury bush camp
Focus Walking / Big game
Children 12 years + (under 12 must book a private vehicle)
Activities Game drives (day and night) / Guided walks
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 8
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving Yes (for certain sightings)
Number of Rooms 4 chalets
Family Accommodation Triples possible
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Indoor and Outdoor Plumbed showers
Power for charging Communal
Lighting Solar
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling Standing fan
Room Safe No
Laundry Service Yes
Communication in room No
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Reception No
Swimming No
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal (private on request)
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Not accepted