What's new at The Bushcamp Company?
18 November 2019

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Rated as one of the best value safari experiences in Africa, THE BUSHCAMP COMPANY once again 'ups their game' with some exciting new upgrades across Mfuwe Lodge and the camps.

Andy Hogg, who has pioneered exceptional safaris in Zambia, is always on the lookout for ways to enhance guest experiences and continue providing outstanding wildlife experience in the South Luangwa.

WHAT'S NEW FOR 2020? (scroll down for the full updates)


The ideal stopover when you arrive in the South Luangwa directly from an international flight. Regroup at Mfuwe Lodge, enjoy the lodge and ease into the amazing safari that awaits.

  • Major refurb of the reception, dining areas, library, deck, pool and rooms.
  • NEW Family Villa, with 2 en-suite bedrooms and private guide and vehicle - min 4 adults, from US$ 550/adult sharing.
  • NEW photographic studio, with photographic workshop facilities.


Within easy reach of Mfuwe Lodge, Kuyenda is undergoing upgrades and a market repositioning when it reopens in mid June.

  • A 5th chalet makes this camp ideal for groups of friends or extended families travelling together. Accommodates a max 10 guests.
  • Along with the additional chalet is a second guide & 4x4 in camp.
  • Refurb of the main area, and the bucket showers will be replaced with hot and cold running water in the en-suite bathrooms.
  • Starting RATES lower than other Bushcamps, from US$ 550 pps (shoulder season) to US$620 pps (peak season)


Perfect for romance in the bush, Kapamba's two salas are being configured into a romantic raised sleepout deck with toilet underneath. Who doesn't love sleeping under the stars and having a loo right there in the middle of the night?

  • Cool off in the NEW rim-flow pool in the main deck which will overlook the Kapamba River for the ultimate refreshing dip with a view.
  • The 2 salas will double as a raised sleepout deck, with a loo underneath.
  • All 4 rooms are getting a refurb with sunken bathtubs replaced by large double showers.
  • Due to the refurb, Kapamba will open 2 weeks later than usual, on 27 April.
  • RATES from US$ 590 pps (shoulder season) to US$780 pps (peak season)


  • PHOTOGRAPHIC VEHICLES — in addition to the studio at Mfuwe Lodge, the new photographic vehicles have their sides removed so that photographers can get right on the floor of the vehicle for that perfect angle.
  • YOGA — mindfulness in the bush, available at both Mfuwe Lodge and the Bushcamps (subject to availability of the instructors).


  • The Bushcamp Company still operates the longest season in the Luangwa, with camps open from April to January every season.
  • With PEAK SAFARI SEASON RATES coming in at US$ 780 per person per night and taking into consideration the exceptional game viewing together with the camp design and style, this is undoubtedly one of the best-value safaris in Africa.
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The South Luangwa is phenomenal for wildlife, and The Bushcamp Company has a privileged position in the far south of the park where no other guests traverse. With 6 camps to combine and a longer operating season than anyone else, availability can always be figured out. We love these camps for stylish comfort in the wild.
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WHAT WE LOVE: Having done safaris all over Africa our whole team agrees that Zambia is still one of the most sensational and authentic safari experiences. As the home of walking safaris this is one of the best places to get out of the vehicle and do a safari on foot. Hailed as Africa’s ‘diamond in the rough’ or even ‘the warm heart of Africa’, Zambia is a country blessed with awe-inspiring natural wonders, a huge variety of wildlife and an abundance of birdlife, huge water bodies (including 17 magnificent waterfalls) and great tracts of pristine bushveld. It has also been acknowledged as one of the safest countries in the world, whose inhabitants are known for being warm and welcoming. It is a landlocked country, sharing its borders with Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Angola to the east, Namibia and Zimbabwe to the south, and Mozambique and Malawi to the east. It even shares a 2km border with Botswana!


Little Chem Chem

Bordering Little Chem Chem is an acacia forest within the typical landscape of the Tarangire National Park and its impressive Baobab trees. The camp overlooks the freshwater Lake Burunge with the Babati mountain range as a magnificent backdrop on the south-west. The north east faces the hills of Tarangire in the distance. Known as the sunrise camp, Little Chem Chem is home to early morning displays of glory.

Set on the earth, the five vintage tents have a large bedroom with rocking chair and study desk, a vanity area with dressing room and an en suite bathroom with running hot water shower and flushing toilet.

The atmosphere at Little Chem Chem is welcoming, elegant and oozing authenticity of a bygone era. The luxury of sharing 16’000ha with only 10 guests sets the ideal stage where one can perfectly blend into the wilderness. Lions roam around the camp and call each other at night; stately elephants march down to Lake Burunge to get a sprinkling of fresh water; cheetahs hunt on the plains facing the lake; leopards, eland and lesser kudu can be seen in the more dense woods in the inner part of the wildlife management area. And wherever there is water, the bird life is abundant and colourful.

Little Chem Chem is the ultimate setting from which to explore on foot, slow down and indulge in a sensual African safari.