Island Bush Camp offers untouched wilderness and walking safaris in the heart of South Luangwa National Park. This authentic safari bush camp is set under the cool shade of old mahogany trees on the banks of the Luangwa River. With views that stretch from the Chendeni hills in the eastern corners of the Luangwa Valley to the Muchinga escarpment in the west, you are presented with the complete natural boundary of this remote and achingly beautiful wilderness. Every day is presented with new experiences and never the same.
Walking safaris are the main activity. This is your chance to explore the bush on a different level. You walk in small groups and will be escorted by an armed official wildlife scout and an experienced guide. This ensures your safety and gives you an exciting and educational view of the bush at ground level. A safari vehicle is used to get to a variety of walking areas or return from a walk after dark to discover some of the nocturnal wildlife in the area.
Whilst in camp, the shady lounge area is the focal point, with comfortable chairs while attentive camp staff. This is just the perfect place to relax with binoculars to hand to take a closer look at any of the passers by on ‘bush TV’. The fireplace right at the river front is the ideal place to watch the sun rise and fall. Here you marvel at the galaxy of stars and spend the evening listing to the sounds of the wild or to the many bush tales the guides like to share with their guests.
Island Bush Camp has just 5 bush chalets tastefully decorated in a simple, chic bush style. They are open to the front with stunning views over the river and allow the sounds of the bush to drift through. Each chalet is built out of natural materials and sits on a wooden platform high off the ground. Cosy beds are turned down each night behind tented mozi nets.
Each chalet has an en-suite bathroom on the same level as the rooms also facing the river. The bathroom is open to the sky, with a stylish and practical canvas bucket showers, that is filled with hot water once a day. There is cold running water and flush toilets.
Island Bush Camp is seasonal and is open from 25 May to 1 November.
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All meals; drinks (excluding premium brands); a laundry service; 2 game viewing activities per day; Park fees; the Luangwa Conservation and Community Fund; and transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport are included.
Please note: transfers to camps outside the Mfuwe area are an extra charge (rate on request).
Children aged 12 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.
General Information For Guests
The rooms are all en-suite and include a balcony, outside shower, mosquito nets, pure cotten linin and a laundry service is also available (Complimentary).
The main area has a bar, dining area, sitting area, campfire and safe drinking water.
The activites include walking safaris, game drives (day and night) and bird watching.
Island Bush Camp is located around 3 hours south of Kafunta River Lodge.
The camp runs on solar and paraffin lights, charging facilities are offered via inverters.