Upon our arrival at Bilimungwe following a three hour bush drive, we were looking forward to lunch and a cold beer. Unfortunately, (but reflective of the fact that we were "not in Kansas"), we were held hostage in our beautiful camp chalet by three elephants who were enjoying pods from the adjacent tree. Camp host Tom finally gave us the "all clear" after twenty minutes and escorted us to the community verandah for a typically great meal. Tom was a wonderful and attentive host, much appreciated by one suffering from an attack of "tourista." The room was beautiful, and one can't help having a little bit of a Tarzan experience while enjoying a warm shower al fresco! But our favorite part of this wonderful camp was the guide Manda and the seriously weaponized Priest. Whether on bush walks or game drives, Manda was informed and eloquent. And when an irritable elephant trumpeted his disapproval of our presence and started a charge from about 60 yards, Manda showed him who was boss. Our nicest surprise came one evening at sunset when Tom met us half way through our game drive with camp chairs and delectable treats to accompany our nightly "Sundowner." As the sun retreated over the hills we raised our glasses to a land of wonders and an experience of gracious luxury.
- Also Known As:
- Bilimungwe Bushcamp - The Bushcamp Company Zambia/South Luangwa National Park