Comfortable sofas are awaiting at Lufupa Bushcamp.
Lufupa Bushcamp: Our full report
Sadly, Lufupa Bushcamp closed at the beginning of 2012 and is not due to re-open in the foreseeable future.
Built along the banks of the broad Kafue River, and right on the Kafwala Rapids, an area of river known for its white water and birdlife, Lufupa Bush Camp has four en-suite chalets constructed from brick and thatch.
The chalets and the simple bar/dining and sitting area are nestled in the shade of huge old ebony and mangosteen trees and each chalet has a view of the rushing water of the rapids. Hammocks down by the edge of the river add to the relaxing feel of this little camp.
The chalets all have en-suite facilities and hot and cold running water – the water is heated by wood-fired stoves and is always available. Lufupa Bush Camp is lit with old-fashioned paraffin lamps and the meals are cooked outside over an open fire, often in front of the guests. Occasionally meals are served outside under the stars by the edge of the river.
There is a good amount of wildlife in the area and a variety of different environments are within easy reach to explore. Nearer camp there is lush riverine vegetation which spreads upwards into mixed miombo woodlands where a variety of antelope, including the shy bushbuck, can be found. Also found in the area are elephant, buffalo, zebra, warthog, puku and possibly sable and roan antelope.
Lufupa Bush Camp offers a variety of activities which include fishing, boating trips, nature walks, excellent birding, game drives and night drives for nocturnal species.
Note that Lufupa Bush camp should not be confused with Lufupa River Camp and Lufupa Tented Camp– both of which are much further north, in the middle of northern Kafue.
Directions: Approximately a 90-minute flight from Lusaka or 105 minutes from Livingstone to Moshi Airstrip. From there it's about an hours' game drive to the camp depending on what you spot on the way.
Owner: Safari Adventure Company – Wilderness Safaris
Food & drink
Usual board basis: Full Board
Dining style: Group Meals
Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining
Cost of meal e.g. lunch: Included
Drinks included: Most drinks are included. Premium brands not included.
Wildlife safaris: Some of Kafue's more offbeat antelope species beside some lovely river rapidsSee more ideas for Wildlife safaris in Zambia
Attitude towards children: Children over the age of eight are welcome.
Generally recommended for children: Not recommended for children under the age of 8 as the camp is unfenced and in a wildlife reserve. Children will need to be supervised by their parents at all times.
Notes: Children under the age of 12, sharing a room with an adult will receive discounted rates.
Power supply: None
Health & safety
Malarial area: Yes
Medical care: All the guides are trained in first aid and how to deal with trauma situations. A medivac can be organised to Lusaka for more serious cases.
Dangerous animals: High Risk
Disabled access: Not Possible
Laundry facilities: Laundry is included.