This place is truly wonderful. It is the oddest feeling to sleep in a bed in a room in the middle of nowhere, in Africa, and not have any doors and a missing front wall. Oh, and by the way, the bathroom doesn't have a roof! There were bats flying in and out and elephants eating the trees not 20 feet front the end of my bed in the middle of the night. It really is something special.
Georgie, the camp manager was most welcoming and very kind. James, another manager who took over when Georgie had a break, was excellent and we enjoyed great conversations at dinner.
The food was outstanding, as good as you will find anywhere.
In the morning there was a bush walk and in the late afternoon a game drive. Both were well led by our guide James (not the manager) and he was very very knowledgeable. We never asked a question he couldn't answer. He even took us on a walk across the dry Luangwa river to watch a colony of Carmine Bee-eaters, it was magical sitting on a dry sandbank watching the birds as the beautiful Zambian sun went down.
Overall we had great service from The Bushcamp Company. They met us at the airport, transferred us to Mfuwe Lodge for a freshen up and early lunch and then took us on to Chamilandu. Everybody was very professional and very friendly. We would use them again.
Give Chamilandu a try, it really is an experience not to be missed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There’s nothing quite like waking up at The Bushcamp Company's Chamilandu. Early morning views don’t get much better – the rippling waters of the Luangwa River, the gentle rise of the Chindeni Hills and a vast African sky especially when you’re lying in a four poster bed in a stilted tree-house. Camp can accommodate up to six guests in three raised tree-houses and offers guided walking safaris, plus day and night game drives (open from June to November). ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chamilandu Bushcamp - The Bushcamp Company Zambia/South Luangwa National Park