Lufupa Bushcamp

Lufupa Bushcamp: Our full report

4 chalets
Traveller's rating
Good (85%) From 11 reviews
May to November

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.


Location: Kafue National Park, Zambia

Ideal length of stay: We recommend a 3-night stay at Lufupa Bush Camp combined with one of its sister-camps situated on the Busanga Plains: Shumba Camp, Busanga Bush Camp or Kapinga Camp.

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.

Accessible by: Fly-and-Transfer

Key personnel

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.

Further dining info: No


Attitude towards children: Children over the age of eight are welcome.

Notes: Children under the age of 12, sharing a room with an adult will receive discounted rates.


Power supply: None

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: 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.