Island Bush Camp


  • ​Sit in the lounge and enjoy 'bush TV'!
  • Twice daily guided walks in a remote area
  • River views from your chalet deck
  • Listen to tales by the campfire
  • See nocturnal creatures on night drives

Open:  Island Bush Camp is open from 20 May to 1 November.

Location:  Island Bush Camp  is on the banks of the Luangwa River in South Luangwa National Park. Originally the camp was on an island, hence the name, but due to river erosion it is now sited on the mainland. It is about a 3 hour drive from its sister lodge, Kafunta River Lodge.

Rooms:  There are 5 chalets, simply decorated and retaining a rustic feel, in keeping with their remote bush setting. They are built on elevated platforms. Beds have mosquito nets. The en-suite bathrooms are open to the sky and have bucket showers which are supplied with hot water once a day. There is running cold water for hand basins and toilets. All chalets have verandas facing the river. There is no power and each tent has paraffin lights.  

Activities:  Walking safaris are Island Camp’s speciality. Your group is led by a professional guide and accompanied by an armed wildlife scout. Walks are taken at a leisurely pace, allowing you time to pause and examine the bush and watch for wildlife large and small. There are usually two walks a day, one after breakfast and the other following afternoon tea. The camp has a 4x4 vehicle to gain access to areas further afield and for night drives.   

Facilities:   There’s a lounge with plenty of comfy chairs where you can relax with other guests and watch the scenery and wildlife on your doorstep. The bar supplies a range of soft and alcoholic drinks. In the morning tea and coffee is served around the campfire, while the day’s bread is baking, ready for breakfast. Meals are served in the dining area or out in the open air, beneath the stars at night. You’re welcome to take a tour of the kitchen. All meals are cooked over a basic wood burning stove, which is testament to the skill of the chef. The camp offers a laundry service.

Dining:   Meals can be eaten together or at separate tables.

Children:  Children aged 12 years and older are welcome.  

Health:  This is a malarial area.

Communication:  There is no internet access.

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