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Mawimbi Bushcamp Kafue

Posted on 29 April 2013

Mawimbi Bush Camp, Kafue National Park, Zambia. 

Mawimbi Adventures introduces their new bush camp that will be ready for guests in June 2013.

Location and access
Mawimbi Bush Camp is situated at the riverbank of the beautiful Kafue river at the Kafue National Park in west of Zambia. GPS coordinates: S 15 °09’51,6’’ E 25 °57’38’’

By Road
From Lusaka head westwards on M9 road in direction of Mongu and Kafue National park. It takes approximately 4-5hrs, on a good tar road, to reach the main entrance of the Kafue National Park called Chunga Point. From there, proceed southwards for another 45min to Mawimbi Bush Camp on the Park’s tar road until you see the sign for Mawimbi Bush Camp. Turn left onto a dirt road driving for another 2km until you reach the bush camp.

By Air
From Johannesburg International airport (South Africa) it takes two hours to reach Lusaka International airport. Kafue National Park is approximately 45min flying from Lusaka by a 4 seats chartered aircraft. Landing strip is called Chunga Point (coordinates S15009’51,6” E25057’38”). From there clients are transferred by a safari vehicle to Mawimbi Bush Camp. Alternatively, clients can opt to canoe from Chunga Point to the Mawimbi Bush Camp that would take approximately 5hrs (including picnic lunch), whilst their luggage will be transferred by a vehicle.

Currently three luxury large canvas tents are being constructed at the site of the Mawimbi Bush Camp. These will be ready for first visitors in June 2013. Each of the tents has its own en-suite bathroom consisting of, ecological “green” toilet and a wash hand basin and a bucket type shower that is piping hot all day long. All of the rooms are mosquito proofed, with two beds in the main area of the tent with a covered entrance verandah overlooking the river for perfect game viewing and relaxing. The tent is tastefully furnished with all basic necessities and decorated in subtle African themes.

The Kafue River is perfect for canoeing, the main activity offered. Wilderness game walks and drives in the Kafue National Park are organized every morning and afternoons for those not braving the canoeing and are a must for all lovers of the African bush. Of course, there is an amazing bird life that awaits exploring as well as fishing from the riverbank.

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