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Mawimbi Bush Camp

Kafue National Park, Zambia

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Discover the Kafue National Park in Zambia with Mawimbi Bush Camp - a luxury tented camp on the Kafue River! There are four large luxury tents, all with a private en-suite bathroom. Each tent is fully mosquito proofed with a covered veranda overlooking the river for perfect game viewing and relaxing. Canoeing game walks and drives are the main activities to enjoy as well as bird watching, fishing and of course relaxing. All safaris are designed to get you as close to nature as possible.

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Kafue National Park
Mumbwa, Kafue National Park, Zambia
+263 772 261 831,
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Mawimbi Bush Camp has four large uniquely styled canvas tents which are located on the river bank. It offers wonderful exclusive views of this wonderous river. Each tent has its own outdoor ensuite bathrooms with a hand wash basin and bucket shower that is supplied with on-demand hot water. On-site chefs cook the best dishes from the best ingredients.
Subtle African themed interiors in large comfortable canvas tents
Veranda that overlooks the river
All tents are fully mosquito proofed
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Luxury tented accommodation in three large stylish canvas tents. Enjoy an en-suite outdoor bathroom with on demand hot water, a veranda overlooking the Kafue River and the necessities you need for comfort in the wild. Single surcharge of 50% is applicable for any one reservation comprising more than 1 single. Children under 12 sharing with an adult 50%. Note children under 12 are not allowed on canoeing safaris and game walks.
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Comfortable road transfers to and from Lusaka

Canoeing and fishing

At Mawimbi Bush Camp, canoeing through an amazing variety of habitats and breathtaking scenery is the main adventure offered. It is sometimes fast and exciting through near-rapid rushing waters and sometimes lazy and leisurely on the meandering river. You can also fish using the lure or the fly.
Day trips include guides, lunch and transfers
View spectacular wildlife and birdlife from the river
Fishing trips available
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The adventure enthusiast will love this part of the river! With its fast flowing rapids and amazing scenery this is a real treat for all. You may at times, depending on the water level, need to climb out of your canoe and pull it up and over the rocks. But fear not, help from professional guides and crew is always close at hand. You will be met for a packed lunch followed by a road transfer back to Mawimbi Bush Camp. This Kafue River canoeing trip starts + or - 15km downstream, South of Mawimbi Bush Camp at 8am and finishes just before Itezhi Tezhi Dam.
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Experience small rapids and canoe downstream from Mawimbi Bush Camp. The beauty of the river shines through on this stretch of the river. It offers more abundant bird and animal life, coupled with a landscape of meandering river, dotted with islands. A few small rapids give you a taste of bigger things to come if one is brave to canoe further downstream. Stop off on the side of the river or return to camp for lunch. This trip starts at 8am at Mawimbi Bush Camp. Total canoeing distance is approximately 15-18km.
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A gentle canoe down the Kafue River. This stretch of the river is wide and timid and it will take approximately 5 hours to reach Mawimbi Bush Camp, including a stopover for a picnic lunch. Absorb the unspoiled African bush with its amazing variety of birds, animals and vegetation on this serene stretch of water. Leave Chunga Point at 10am. Total canoeing distance is approximately 15-18km.


Safaris at Mawimbi are scening, wild and peaceful. Wilderness game walks and drives in the Kafue National Park are organised every morning and afternoon for those who do not want the more active canoeing safaris that Mawimbi specialises in. Game walks are a must for all lovers of the African bush. And of course, for the amateur and professional ornithologist, there is a huge variety of birdlife that awaits exploring in the Kafue National Park.
Wonderful variety of bird life
Excellent game walks in the Kafue National Park
Great scenic views which are perfect for photographic travelers
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Three nights with exclusive access to Mawimbi Bush Camp with professional guides, chef and team. This is a tailor-made experience designed to educate, inspire and create unique memories for the whole family. Enjoy comfortable and relaxing accommodation with a variety of activities based on nature, adventure, wildlife, crafts and traditional folk tales. There's lots for the children to do, so the adults can get some quality grown up time!
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A four night safari. Explore the wilderness of the Kafue National Park through canoeing and walking safaris. This safari package offers a great mix of adventure and relaxation with lots of opportunities to experience wildlife, birds and fishing.
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Double up and experience two safari camps in Kafue National Park for 4 nights and 5 days. Discover the place where three rivers, the Lufupa, Lunga and Kafue rivers form the life blood of the reserve. Enjoy flood plains, rivers and woodlands that support all kinds of animals and birdlife. Experience scheduled walking safaris and canoeing activities with two nights at Mawimbi Bush Camp and two nights at Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp. You have the option of booking additional unscheduled activities if you wish. Available from April to November, depending on the rainy season.

Contact information

Kafue National Park
Mumbwa, Kafue National Park, Zambia
+263 772 261 831,

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