Kuyenda Camp

Location: Luangwa Valley | Zambia

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

It’d be hard to capture the essence of what makes the ideal safari, but if we had to write a list, we’d narrow it down to this: great game viewing, engaging guides, a fantastic atmosphere in camp, and no glitz or fussiness to distract from the magnificence of the bush. If this sounds like your sort of adventure, pack your bags, buy your tickets, and head straight to Zambia’s Kuyenda Camp.
Perfect forA quintessential Zambian safari. Wild, atmospheric, and bringing peace to your soul.
In the knowBe sure to pack a sunhat and a pair of binos, essential kit for any walking safari.

Recommended for...

  • Eco-tourism
  • Guiding
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Rustic

Hotel Overview

Where

By the Manzi River (or its riverbed, depending on the season) in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park.

Rooms at Kuyenda Camp

In the finest Zambian tradition, these are simple reed and thatch rondavels, rebuilt after the rains each year. Three twin and two double rooms, with open-air ensuite bathrooms. This is all about keeping as close to nature as possible - when we last visited we could see buffalos from the bed and stars from the shower.

Food and Facilities

Facilities? No. Not a single one. Did we miss them? Not at all. Meals on the other hand, were tremendous. Beautifully produced nibbles at sundowner drinks, candlelit communal dinners, and steaming bowls of porridge before the early morning walk. And if that doesn’t impress you, just ask to take a peek into the kitchen - seeing where it all comes from is truly mind-boggling.

Activities at Kuyenda Camp

With a maximum of eight guests in camp, activities are done as a team. In the morning there’s often a walk, meandering through the bush, spotting tracks in the warm dust and identifying birds by their calls. It’s a great way to understand and feel part of the environment that you’re in and to start training your eyes as an expert spotter! After your lunchtime snooze (all that walking and lunch means you’ll almost certainly need it) there are game drives to get you up close and personal with the larger animals. As dusk falls, you’ll do a night drive back to camp.

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Travel is not recommended

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