Bilimungwe Bushcamp is a cosy camp offering an authentic safari experience in the knowledgeable hands of an award-winning guide. The heart of the camp is the rustic lounge area set beneath a huge winter-thorn tree and looking out over a shady waterhole – an establishment favoured by local warthogs, elephant and other thirsty game. When it comes to wildlife-watching at Bilimungwe, it’s hard to know where to look first – choose from the tangle of mahogany trees surrounding camp, the nearby plain where leopard prowl, the popular waterhole, or the open waters of the Luangwa River. Put simply, this is a nature-lover’s paradise, and with Manda Chisanga – Bilimungwe’s award-winning resident guide – to lead you, you could not be in better hands. Two of the tents have twin beds (queen-sized beds) and two have doubles (king-sized bed).
Perhaps the overwhelming feeling present in this camp is that of being “in the bush”, that, of course, could be said of any safari camp but Billimungwe has some stunningly tangled mahogany trees and a wonderful waterhole that just seem to suck you in. Whilst most Luangwa camps have an obvious watery fee to them this camp is an exception and I like it because of that fact.
As usual safari walks and game drives are on offer. Bilimungwe is open from May to December.