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Price: USD 450 - 600 per person sharing per night

Island Bush Camp Highlights

Island Bush Camp is a small rustic bush camp situated underneath the trees on the banks of the Luangwa River in Zambia. Island Bush Camp offers a personalised safari experience in a remote area teeming with wildlife. Lions are plentiful and often roam in prides of up to thirty and leopard viewing is good. Island Bush Camp is a seasonal camp and is open from May to November and the emphasis is on offering guests exclusive walking safaris combined with magnificent views and superb service. The chalets are basic yet comfortable and offer en-suite facilities and private verandas. Island Bush Camp is situated in the southern section of the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia and offers peace and tranquility. Guests can enjoy romantic candlelight dinners under the stars.

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  • Island Bush Camp is located around 3 hours South of Kafunta River Lodge.
  • Each chalet is built out of natural materials and sits on a wooden platform high off the ground.
  • Walking safaris are our main activity in this heavenly place. This is your chance to explore the bush on a different level.
  • Marvel at the galaxy of stars and spend the evening listing to the sounds of the wild or to the guides' many bush tales.

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USD 450 - 600 per person sharing per night

Island Bush Camp Game Viewing and Activities

The South Luangwa National Park offers large concentrations of big game and incredible birding. The park offers fantastic bird-watching with 400 species on offer including the elegant crowned cranes, Pelicans, the saddle bill stork, great white egrets, black headed herons, open billed storks and the goliath heron. A highlight for bird-watchers is the hundreds of brightly coloured carmine bee-eaters nesting in the sandy banks of the river. The Thornicroft's Giraffe is unique to Luangwa Valley as well as the Cookson's wildebeest. South Luangwa National Park has 14 different antelope species; the largest of the antelope is the eland. The most commonly seen antelope is the impala. Other antelope species include the Puku and the Kudu, Reedbuck, roan, sable, hartebeest, grysbok, klipspringer and oribi. Hyenas are fairly common throughout the valley and can be heard most nights. South Luangwa National Park also has a good population of leopard however very elusive. Lions are plentiful and often roam in prides of up to thirty. Other carnivores present but not often seen include caracal, wild dog, serval and side-striped jackal. The Luangwa River also has a high number of hippopotamuses as well as crocodiles. Night drives are exciting and many nocturnal species may be seen, like Genets, civets, servals, hyenas, and bushbabies as well as owls, nightjars, the foraging hippos, honey badgers and lion.

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