Bush camps are uniquely Zambian having been pioneered in the Luangwa Valley. They go hand-in-hand with walking safaris which will often move from camp to camp. Often seasonal due to their remote location there are a range of options available. Here we give our run down on why a stay in one is a must on any visit to Zambia. Bush camps have become as integral to the Zambian safari experience as walking safaris, and the two combine perfectly for a really adventurous trip. They range in style dramatically from a fly camp erected each night for the most dedicated enthusiasts, to seasonal rustic shelters to luxurious chalets that it is hard to believe can be created in such remote locations. Highlights of a stay in them include:
Zambia is a great destination for first timers and safari aficionados alike, offering an off-the-beaten-track experience with some of the most rewarding game viewing on the continent combined with some of the most unique activities. Here we give a rundown of our top things to do in Zambia to really make the most of your time here…
Zambia is widely-regarded as offering one of Africa’s top safari experiences that Africa has to offer and some of the most impressive bush accommodation. An exciting alternative that has been pioneered in Zambia, are a unique set of safari houses, ideal for families or groups of friends looking for a private and tailor-made safari experience. Take a look at our top 5 safari houses in Zambia:
The home of the walking safari, Zambia and the South Luangwa in particular is the perfect place to get out and explore the bush on foot. Having been pioneered by Norman Carr in the 1950s in the Luangwa Valley, walking safaris allow you to get back to basics and experience the bush in an in-depth and multifaceted way, whilst leaving a much smaller carbon footprint. Here we give our top five reasons for recommending your next safari to Africa is a walking safari in Zambia…
Mukambi Safari Lodge
Surrounded by one of the largest areas of unspoilt wilderness in the world, Mukambi Safari Lodge overlooks the majestic Kafue River and is perfect for exploring the 'Real Africa', with its vast areas of nature untouched by mass tourism.
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Mukambi Safari Lodge offers a range of exciting activities which include game drives, walking safaris, boat cruises and fishing trips. All activities are carried out by Mukambi's fully licensed and very experienced safari guides. Arguably, the most exciting way to experience the African bush is a walking safari, as being on foot encourages you to be so much more aware of your surroundings. You cannot get closer to nature.
In spite of the old safari saying “Out of the vehicle, into the food chain”, you will be perfectly safe in the hands of Mukambi's experienced guides. They will teach you everything about the bush: how to find water, what you can eat, what tracks you see, how to approach the different animal species and much more.
Kafue National Park is one of the biggest National Parks in the world and therefore has many different eco-systems and different species of mammals within. With 158 different species, Kafue National Park has one of the highest diversities of mammal of all national parks in the world. The birdlife is also spectacular.
When not on the lookout for game in the bush, guests can enjoy the outdoor pool and the open-air gym should they wish to burn off some extra steam. Eight chalets sit within the gardens of Mukambi, just a short distance form the river, along with four luxury safari tents, a family chalet and a family villa. The main area is set over two floors, housing the restaurant and bar from which guests can enjoy views over the river, hopefully glimpsing yet more of the wildlife that frequents the plains.
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Enjoy shared guided game drives in open vehicles allowing the full experience of Kafue and the wildlife that lives in the area. The game drives usually leave in the morning or afternoon.