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Zungulila Bush Camp

South Luangwa National Park , South Luangwa National Park, Zambia, Mfuwe


From $420.00 / per night



Zungulila is a small and incredibly isolated bushcamp in the remote southern sector of South Luangwa National Park. Owned by the Bushcamp Company and built in a more traditional style, the property is positioned on a raised bank above a natural spring, with views over an open plain to the Kapamba River beyond. Zungulila Bushcamp has just four safari tents, each erected on a concrete platform, strengthened by a wooden pole frame and covered with a thatched roof to help keep them cool. Two of the tents, west of the main area, overlook a natural spring and the surrounding lush green vegetation. The other two, east of the main area, sit along a ridge and look out onto the flood plains of the Kapamba River. Zungulila's safari tents are not overly large, but are relatively spacious. Each has four-poster king-size or twin beds, draped with mosquito nets. Thick Persian carpets cover the floors, and fabrics in bold natural colours such as russet and sienna add colour, without appearing gaudy. Simple, practical furniture carved out of rosewood includes bedside tables, a dressing table, storage chests and a standing storage unit. This ceiling high unit also acts as the divider between the bedroom and the en-suite bathroom. Here, you'll find a flush toilet and handbasin inside, as well as an outdoor handbasin, shower and even a mini sunken plunge pool on the deck – a welcome treat on a hot day. Zungulila's thatched main area is set on a raised bank, enclosed on three sides by a waist-high reed wall, but open to the view at the front. The sitting area is furnished with an eclectic mix of furniture: old fashioned leather armchairs, wicker sofas with brightly coloured cushions, a rather modern-looking leather-lined bench and sturdy wooden travel trunks. The sandy floors are covered in persian-style carpets, which make it an incredibly comfortable area to lounge with your shoes off in the afternoon or evening. To the other side is a communal dining table, where guests might sit down to meals on very smart leather directors' chairs.  Off to the side of the main area is a 'boma' area with a firepit, while in front of that, where the bank falls away to the open plain, a large wooden deck extends out over the plain. It's a natural vantage point to watch animals that come to drink from the river or the spring that trickles directly below this bank – and in fine weather, it's also a great spot to dine under the stars. The focus of the activities here is on walking safaris, and it’s even possible to walk between Zungulila and its sister bushcamp Kapamba. However, Bushcamp Company have put considerable effort into improving the road network in the area so it’s now possible to do proper day and night drives in the area. There are typically two safari activities a day such as walking in the morning when it’s cooler, and an afternoon drive which can continue into a night drive. Your activities can be flexible to a certain degree though, so not everyone has to agree on the same itinerary for the day. Each activity is accompanied by a professional guide, and walks also by an armed game scout.


  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Free! Free private parking is possible on site
  • Garden
  • Outdoor sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour desk
  • Daily maid service
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Shuttle service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Shower and Tub
  • Deluxe Double Room with Shower


Book online or call: +260 975 909 027



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