South Luangwa National Park
Zungulila is a charming classic tented camp that embodies the essence of old Africa and a bygone era, with breathtaking views onto the Kapamba River and an expansive plain where natural springs attract huge herds of game. Zungulila is eminently peaceful, and you may be tempted to stay forever! Up to eight guests can enjoy the serenity of Zungulila in four spacious tents. Built under thatch roofs, each shaded tent has its own private bamboo veranda with immense views over an impressive variety of wildlife - from thirsty elephant at the springs and flocks of birds on the river, to prowling lion and large herds of buffalo on the grassy plains. With stylish interiors, en-suite bathrooms, hot-and-cold running water, outdoor showers, and sunken plunge-pools you can enjoy your creatures and your creature comforts in this classic tented bush camp. Two of the tents have twin beds (queen-sized beds), while the other two each have a king bed. If you long to explore Africa as it used to be, then come to Zungulila. Expert guides will lead you on foot through some of the park's most untouched wilderness, where large herds of buffalo roam the grassy plains and thirsty elephants come to drink at…
the springs and along the river. Activities are focused around walking, but also include day and night game drives. In the evening, after wading through the river, we invite you to join your hosts for sundowners, or sit around the campfire for a drink, before recounting the day's adventures over a starlit supper overlooking the river.
Not until you've followed in the footsteps of the great explorers and experienced the compelling mix of excitement, fear, vulnerability, respect and awe that a walking safari delivers, can you really understand the true nature of the African wilderness. There's nothing quite like the thrill of feeling your heart pound in your chest as you tiptoe your way through the bush, alarm calls from other animals echoing in the air, inching towards a small clearing and peering through the branches where yes, there it is a pride of lions is busy devouring a recent kill.
The final member of your walking safari group is the all-important tea-porter. As well as being another valuable set of eyes and ears, he will carry refreshments for your walk. At a suitably scenic point, his bag will open to produce tea and biscuits in the morning, or cold beers and G&Ts in the evening. Should you need a drink of water at any point during the walk, he's the person to ask. It is a rare privilege to be able to walk in an African national park. With so many different habitats to explore, from open plains to sandy river banks, eerie mopane forests to swampy lagoons, no two outings will ever be the same, but we guarantee that you will remember every one.
AT A GLANCE
- 4 Classic style Meru thatched tents
- Each tent has en-suite toilet with outdoor shower and its own private deck with sunken plunge pool
- The central dining area, lounge and bar, plus sunken deck with boma, offer open views over the Kapamba River and Muchinga Escarpment
- Situated on a tranquil bend of the Kapamba River, overlooking the plains in an untouched area of the Park
- Located in the remote southern part of the South Luangwa National Park
- More than 60 different mammal species
- Superb birdwatching with over 400 species of birds recorded
- Game drives (day and night), birdwatching
- Guided walking safaris
- All Inclusive: 3 meals daily, bar, game activities and laundry
- Solar power for lighting, battery charging facilities and hot water
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
- 2016 - GOOD SAFARI GUIDE AWARDS ‘BEST WALKING SAFARI IN ZAMBIA’ THIRD PLACE
- 2016 - GOOD SAFARI GUIDE AWARDS ‘BEST SAFARI CUISINE IN ZAMBIA’ HIGHLY RECOMMENDED