Kavumbu Camp offers private access to a remote stretch of the upper Zambezi River that is the home to a variety of African wildlife including numerous southern African bird species. The camp offers a unique and affordable bush experience and our reasonable daily rental rate of $ 350 includes use of the entire camp as well as use of vehicle and a boat for fly-in international vacationers.
Our vacation home has been designed to be a destination that truly defines a uniquely African wilderness experience. The bungalow is surrounded by lawns and set in riverine forest. There is access to an outside thatched dining area and riverside barbeque, as well as a stunning river-deck set under a fig tree with views stretching for miles down-river.
1- Camping sites with facilities are also available if needed for larger parties of up to 6 campers: additional camping rates apply.
2- Motor boat rental and mokoro trips for bird-watching and fishing can be arranged.
Interaction with guests
The camp has solar lighting, H/C water and flush toilets. Our Lozi manager and his wife are attentive and enthusiastically devoted to helping make your stay memorable. With daily room service and housekeeping as well as your own cook, you need only get there and bring your food: you have little choice other than to simply relax, unwind and enjoy the Zambezi river experience.
Other things to note
The camp is set within a wilderness area which means that you stay AT YOUR OWN RISK as some animals - particularly hippos - may be on land at night: we've only seen them in the river in front of the camp. Take care and act responsibly.
As a rustic setting for a family vacation, Kavumbu blends the spaciousness of a private bush home with services and amenities for a comfortable and relaxing stay. So you'll be living on the river with staff available both during the day and with an attendant on the property over night too.
Staff will be very helpful and attentive and a 5 to 10% tip would be appropraite.
Just 5 things to please remember for your own safety...
1- No open flames are allowed in any of the camp buildings - all structures are reed and thatch buildings.
2- No swimming in the river - the hippos and crocodiles might object!
2- Fishing is on a 'catch-and-release' principle.
3- No hunting: the camp has is in a tribal conservation area and no wildlife or vegetation can be interfered with - leave only your footprints behind!
4- The flush toilets use a French drains that cannot take any foreign matter.
5- Non-combustibles (bottles, tins, etc.) need to be carried out on departure.
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My family and I have always had an interest in travelling off the beaten track. We love exploring and experiencing the awe that comes from be in 'the wild'. To keep these untouched, special places we are challenged to try and live more simply in a way that allows us the preserve and share this amazing world with all the living creatures and plants that have as much a right as we do to be here. Days and nights spent at Kavumbu are a constant reminder of this.