Kuyenda Bushcamp

Kuyenda Bushcamp is an undeniably charming and rustic safari bushcamp located deep in the South Luangwa National Park offering guests a true taste of the African bush. Set beneath a grove of evergreen mahogany trees, on the western bank of the seasonal Manzi River, Kuyenda Bushcamp has been kept deliberately simple; a haven where guests can experience safari largely as it was in times gone by. Its position here is due to a permanent, natural waterhole nearby, making it a prime location for wildlife. Guests can settle down in the lounge area and enjoy a perfect vantage point with incredible views over the sandy riverbed and neighbouring plain, where abundant African wilderness activity is witnessed each day.

The Experience

Activities at Kuyenda Bushcamp can include day and/or night drives, and there’s plenty of wildlife to make these productive, but the emphasis tends to be on exciting and varied walking safaris; exploring the secluded ebony and mahogany groves, or visiting the lunar landscape of the mudflats and natural salt springs. Walks can be taken through shady riverine forest along the banks of the Luangwa River, interspersed with wide open dambos where breeding groups of elephant can often be found. With some of the South Luangwa’s most diverse and breathtaking landscape situated around Kuyenda Bushcamp, no two outings will ever be the same. There is usually plenty of wildlife, and combined with extremely high quality guiding, walking here really can be a big-game safari. One aspect that many guests appreciate is the amount of animals that come into camp. There are often zebras, impalas and Thornicroft giraffes grazing on the plains in front of camp, and elephants often pass through, notably munching on the reedwork walls from time to time. Hippos and hyenas can often be heard at night, as well as the roaring of passing lions.

The Accommodation

The guest accommodation at Kuyenda Bushcamp is essentially six classic African reed-and-thatch rondavels (circular hut) from which guests can view an open plain favoured by herds of impala, puku, buffalo and elephant. All are simply furnished, with mosquito nets suspended above comfortable beds. At the back of each chalet, through is an open-air bathroom with conventionally plumbed twin basins and toilet, and shower. Kuyenda’s thatched main area is deliberately simple, which adds to the rustic charm of the camp. It houses the bar, a lounge area with comfortable furniture, a small library of reference books and a dining table.


USD $490

per person per night

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