South Luangwa National Park

Chamilandu Bushcamp


Exclusive walking safari

Chamilandu is a rustic bush camp on one of the South Luangwa’s prime river locations, perfect for a bird’s-eye view of the wildlife that the river and lagoons attract.

There are just three stilted chalets at this intimate camp, making it a great spot for exclusive use by small groups. Each has its own raised veranda to relax on during the heat of the day and an open-fronted en-suite bathroom with the same magnificent views over the meandering waters.

A wildlife hide overlooking a lagoon is a fine spot for afternoon tea, while the central lounge, bar and dining area enjoy panoramic vistas over the river. The focus here is on walking safaris, so look forward to exciting adventures in the bush accompanied by expert guides.


At a glance

  • Three chalets

  • Dining area and bar

  • Wildlife hide

  • Open June to November

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    Walking safaris

    The walking safari was born in the South Luangwa, so it’s only fitting that many of your outings will be on foot with the very finest guides. Look forward to a deeper understanding of the African bush and encounters with all manner of exciting wildilfe.

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    Game drives

    Game drives around Chamilandu are an ideal way to explore the impressive range of habitats in the area. With no fewer than seven oxbow lagoons behind camp, there are always thirsty animals around seeking refreshment. At night, a whole new cast of characters fills the landscape.

Community & Culture

The Bushcamp Company has worked closely with the local community for many years, helping to help conserve precious resources, support education and generate a sustainable source of income for those who live around the park, including helping fund and provide supplies for two schools near the camp.


Being a small camp made almost entire of natural materials and powered by solar energy, Chamilandu has an incredibly light physical and environmental footprint.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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