Island Bush Camp

Island Bush Camp: Our full report

5 Bush chalets
Traveller's rating
Excellent (100%) From 4 reviews
20th May to 1st November

Island Bush Camp is situated a three-hour drive away from its sister camp Kafunta Lodge, and is a simple property with just five thatched bush chalets.

Each of Island Bush Camp’s chalets is raised off the ground on its own wooden platform. The front of these are completely open, and so extend into a veranda sorts where you can sit and enjoy a great view over the Luangwa River. You can even see the view your comfortable double beds.

The en-suite bathroom is on the same level as the bedroom and has a bucket shower that is filled with hot water once a day, a flushing toilet and cold running water.

The main area is a large, thatched, and semi-open building facing towards the river. Here you will find a well-stocked bar and a large dining table. Dinner is freshly prepared on the wood-burning stove and either served inside, or outside next to the river. Though you can be sure that it is a sociable event – as is a drink around the campfire.

The activities at Island Bush Camp focus mainly on walking safaris which take place in a small group, with an experienced guide and an armed guard. Though 4WD game drives can also be arranged.

Our view

None of the Expert Africa team has had the chance to visit Island Bush Camp yet. Though, being linked to the good quality Kafunta Lodge, which we have known for many years, we think that this property is also likely to be a great place to stay.


Location: South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Ideal length of stay: 2 to 3 nights


Power supply: None


Disabled access: Not Possible

Laundry facilities: 0