South Luangwa National Park

Kapamba Bushcamp


Panoramic river views

Set in a pristine game-rich, prime location in the southern part of the South Luangwa National Park along the Kapamba River, Kapamba Bushcamp is remote and romantic, and one of only two bushcamps open from April to January.

The camp features four open-fronted chalets in a cool and contemporary design, boasting wide verandas and twin showers with river views. Before heading to sleep, pull close the wrought-iron shutters adorning the front of every room, to embrace the sights and sounds of the wild African bush’s night activity without the worry of any unexpected guests. Two of the chalets have raised sleep-out salas accompanied by a small ensuite, perfect for enjoying an afternoon siesta or an incredible experience sleeping out under the stars.

Surrounded by some of the park’s richest wildlife, Kapamba’s communal lounge and dining areas huddle under large matumi and sausage trees, opening onto an extended deck with a swimming pool.


At a glance

  • Four rooms

  • Stunning river views

  • Restaurant and bar

  • Swimming pool

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  • Kapamba Zambia drive

    Game drives

    Explore the rich diversity and incredible wildlife of the South Luangwa on a game drive. On four wheels, you’ll cover as much of the region as possible and maximise your game-viewing. You can also head out on a night drive where a whole new cast of characters fills the landscape of the South Luangwa. With the help of a spotlight, take to the road and see what you can find.

  • Kapamba Zambia sundowner


    As the sun sinks below the horizon, there is nothing better than finding a spectacular spot in the heart of the bush for an ice-cold drink and something to nibble on.

  • Kapamba Zambia walk

    Walking safari

    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, discovering the smaller residents of the African bush.

Community & culture

Starting in 1999, The Bushcamp Company started providing much-needed help to two local schools: Chiwawatala Primary School in Mfuwe Village, and Chilongozi Primary School. Since then, they have embarked on 25 years of conservation & community involvement and donated over 6 million US dollars to various projects.

Since its inception, the Bushcamp Company, through Charity Begins at Home, has been committed to ensuring that the community around the South Luangwa has a reason to conserve it. Education is the key to a successful future and with generous donations, teachers’ salaries have been paid and classrooms and staff houses built at three local schools. Access to clean water is also provided, and there is an educational programme that takes school children into the Park on game drives. Through Charity Begins at Home, and with the support of guests and other charities, The Bushcamp Company currently sponsor over 350 school children.


In a time of pressing environmental and social problems, The Bushcamp Company, through Charity Begins at Home, is a proud supporter of three local wildlife organisations – Conservation South Luangwa (CSL), the Zambian Carnivore Programme (ZCP) and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife- that work together on various conservation efforts to address these issues and conserve the Valley’s wildlife. Conservation activities include anti-poaching and anti-snaring activities, human-wildlife conflict mitigation and training, wildlife research and surveys, and tree planting initiatives.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

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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.

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