Chamilandu is an exclusive bush lodge overlooking the Luangwa River in the southern part of the South Luangwa National Park.

Chamilandu is a gorgeous little camp that offers a really exclusive and intimate bush experience. The camp has a stunning setting overlooking the Luangwa River, with the beautiful Chindeni Hills in the background, and with just three tree-house chalets the atmosphere is relaxed and exclusive. The team who look after you are proficient and caring, and whilst Chamilandu does not try to be ‘five star’ the levels of food and personal service are not far off. The accommodation is also very comfortable, with sophisticated interiors whilst also offering an adventurous feel due to the open-fronted nature of the tree-houses, and the open air bathrooms. The central areas have sandy floors which adds to the authentic bush ambience. The area close to Chamilandu is very good for game viewing, but will be most appreciated by visitors who are interested in birds as well as big game, and keen to walk as well as drive (there are better areas of the park to visit if your priority is purely big game photography and game drives). Chamilandu is a real gem, especially if you enjoy very small, exclusive camps.


Chamilandu caters for just six guests in three ‘tree-houses’ all of which face the river and are built off the ground on wooden stilts. Each treehouse is open fronted, with concertina doors, and comfortably furnished with a contemporary…


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 the centre…


Chamilandu is not an obvious choice for families with children under 12 years old. However, for families with older teenage children who are adventurous, Chamilandu could be a really perfect family property, especially for a family of 6 who could take the whole camp exclusively.

Conservation & community

The Bush Camp Company, operators of Chamilandu, 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 hrs drive) or Charter flight into Kapamba (1hr)
Open Early June to October
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Luxury bush camp
Focus Walking / Big game
Children 12 years + (under 12 must book a private vehicle)
Activities Game drives / Guided walks / Hide
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 6
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving Yes (for certain sightings)
Number of Rooms 3
Family Accommodation No, but each room has two queen size beds
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower
Power for charging Communal
Lighting Solar
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling Standing fans
Room Safe No
Laundry Service Complimentary
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