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Bilimungwe is situated 50 km from the Mfuwe area, heading south along the picturesque banks of the Luangwa River. Nestled in riverine forest in a remote area of the park, the camp specialises in walking safaris but can also accommodate excellent game viewing by vehicle. In 2011 it was completely re-built and now consists of four huge reed and thatch chalets with en suite shower, toilet and double vanities. Each is beautifully furnished with queen beds, large mosquito nets and a writing desk inside.

The dining area and fully stocked bar are constructed on a raised decking area, with views of Bilimungwe's permanent water hole and the abundant game that it attracts. The thatched canopy provides a cool and comfortable environment in which to enjoy this idyllic setting. From camp you can enjoy sundowners in the clear shallow waters of the Kapamba River, only a short walk away from Bilimungwe and then take in a night drive back for dinner.

It is a great place to enjoy this lovely part of the park and there is plenty of wildlife wandering through camp at pretty much any time of the day.

OUR RATING: First Class

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