Zungulila is a remote and peaceful camp located in the south of the park. Based near natural springs it attracts huge herds of plains game which in turn attract the predators! With just four Meru style tents and relaxing outdoor baths, you can enjoy your creature comforts whilst spotting them…
“Colonial-themed luxury in the remote bush, surrounded by the call of the wild. The huge safari tents with outdoor showers/bath afford stunning views of the floodplain, as does the open thatched-roof seating area with open dining deck. Set in what amounts to a private concession operated by the Bush Camp Company, this is an unforgettable bespoke experience of Africa at its best, we didn’t encounter another vehicle in our 2 days here! Brilliant service went above and beyond; making our own pizza at our bush lunch, sundowners on the river, and exceptional guiding. Wildlife experiences so intimate you feel part of the plains.”
Last visited by Toby Webber, Director – May 2019
Zungulila is about a 4-hour drive south from the main gate. The nearest camp is its sister bush camp. The focus here is walking as you will not bump into any humans just wildlife! With just four rooms with outdoor baths, you can watch as huge buffalo herds wander by and elephants come to soak just as you do. If you want to make sure you are away from the crowds, have guaranteed sightings to yourself and can explore the untouched wilderness then this is the camp for you
If your huge bath didn’t provide quite enough water for you, there’s a natural paddling pool which is very clean and clear! The Kapamba River flows right through the camp where you can wade through the cool waters. You can even set up a bean bag and dip your feet during a sundowner or request a special lunch and watch the elephants come by, adding to the romantic charm. Just make sure with the team that the water is safe to enter before fully embracing it which it should be as due to its clarity there are no fish and subsequently no crocs and it’s too shallow for hippos.
Unlike most bush camps that are open from June to November, Kapamba is open from April to January. If you are looking for walking specialists and remote wilderness out of the high season, Kapamba is one of the very few choices in the Valley. Enjoy the camp in the lush green seasons when the birding is fantastic, the scenery is green and lush, and the baby animals begin to arrive!
LOW Season: 1 – 6 Jan; 1 – 31 May & 1 Nov – 31 Dec
MID Season: 1 – 30 Jun & 1 – 31 Oct
HIGH Season: 1 Jul – 30 Sep
CLOSED: 7 Jan – 30 Apr
Thanks to all for a lovely stay. Mishek and his team were just great . Kind, attentive and knowledgable. The ‘tents’ were really beautiful. The heat was insane while I was there and cold water in the outdoor bath at siesta time was a luxurious way to cool down . Excellent food. Excellent wildlife and sightings.
Zungulila camp was our second stop in the park. We spent a night at the Mufwe Lodge and then two nights here. What a beautiful setting! MUST TAKE ADVANTANGE OF THE TIN TUBS IN EACH UNIT! We enjoyed the “outdoor” shower so much and were so tired from the safari drives, we didn’t take advantage of the tubs and should have! Besides all that, the accommodations were remarkable. Like going back into a 1940’s movie about Africa. Great attention to detail. Food was great.
We spent two nights in this remote tented camp during 6 days in Zambia. We loved the simplicity of it, the friendliness and competence of the camp staff, and the food. It is strictly solar-powered, so we had to make some adjustments in connection with charging cell phones and camera batteries, and learned to get ready for bed and to go out on safari every morning with limited light sources. It was cold in the mornings and at night during our visit, and we appreciated the hot water bottles in our bed.
We spent three nights and four days at Zungulila during our honeymoon in Zambia. We absolutely loved the experience – it’s so remote and wild, with no electricity (except for solar) and complete peace and tranquility. The rooms are beautiful, with big copper bathtubs on the deck and dual showers. The drives are brilliant and Mishek was a really great guide. We enjoyed all of our drives, walking and driving, and we saw so much wildlife. The team at Zungulila were fantastic and we felt so well looked after by everyone there. The food was diverse and delicious every single day, even when having lunch in the bush or sundowners!