Reviews of Bilimungwe Bushcamp
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Bilimungwe Bushcamp review
Large spacious cabins overlooking a waterhole which had a lot of animal activity. Puku, implala, wart hogs, waterbuck, kudu, bushbuck, monkeys, elephants, and a hippo were all in camp at the waterhole. A large family of elephants came in each afternoon and were great fun to watch.
This was another one of our favorite camps and we'd have liked to have stayed longer. Good drives and morning walks.
elephant heaven at bili
after chindeni we found the rooms here alittle dark but this this was more than made up for by the location having its own waterhole game is in and around the camp all day elephants pass through and drink within yards of your room or the bar great for photos ,fisheagles,kingfishers,the resident moniter lizard who we watched catching frogs within a couple of feet of us mean you could just stay in camp and still see plenty .
the walks with the guide manda are excellent a rearly interesting man with a great knowledge and passion for his countrys history and culture finding ancient sites with bits of pottery and iron from early smelting plus learning how plants are used for medicines and sometimes witchcraft make you almost forget your here to see the wildlife .but the game veiwing here was fantastic cats every day plus everything else and the sight of a troop of baboons chaseing a male leopard in broard daylight just as we were setting off for a walk is one we will never forget
there was a slight problem with the food one night due to a spillage of fuel during transportation some things tasted of parrafin but this was soon sorted out by the very able manager mike and did not detract from our stay in any way. we had a great time at billi and would recommend it to anyone.
Good location and huts
It was surprisning that Bilimungwe was so underused. Our impression was that it was better than its neighbour (Chamilandu?). We stopped there on the way to Bilimungwe and the reception of the guests getting off there was much poorer.
Mike was managing the camp well and was good with the guests and with the other staff.
Our guide, Peter, was also excellent.
Did you hear that we never got to Bilimungwe, as they closed it due to the rains? Instead we stayed an extra few days at Kapamba, although this was no hardship!
Expert Africa comments
These travellers stayed here earlier in their trip - read below for Mr Buffalo's comments.
Expert guiding by Manda and Mishak, learning about the various bush medeicines was very interesting. Rachel was an absolute star, very welcoming and made us feel right at home.
After Tafika had set such a high standard, Billi felt a little neglected, the rooms were in need of a litle sprucing up, and the camp suffered a little in the storms. Having said that a great time was had.