Kafunta Safaris - Island Bush Camp

South Luangwa

Island Bush Camp is a charming authentic bush camp located well off the beaten tracks in the southern part of South Luangwa, immersed in pure wilderness. The intimate camp features only 5 open-sided chalets with unlimited views of the Luangwa River.

The camp which is part of Kafunta Safaris, is a perfect combination with Kafunta River Lodge and Three Rivers Camp and is ideal for walking safaris.

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Kafunta Safaris - Island Bush Camp

Set under the shade of ancient mahogany trees on the banks of the Luangwa River, Island Bush Camp is in the remote South Eastern area of South Luangwa National Park. Access is via road transfer - about 2.5 hours drive south of Kafunta River Lodge (about 3 ½ hours from the airport). 

Access into Mfuwe Airport is either via scheduled flight from Lusaka on Proflight, direct flight from Jeki or Royal during the peak season or via scheduled flight on Ulendo Air from Lilongwe. Charter flights can also be organised.


There are 5 grass chalets built on elevated stilted platforms completely open to the front, facing the Luangwa River.

Room features include:
En-Suite, open-sided bathroom with bucket shower and flushing toilet
Walk-in mosquito net
Solar lanterns for lighting
Deck with a stunning view of the Luangwa River

Open fronted Chalet with a view Deck Room with a View Bucket Shower

An elephant hide with a waterhole and mudhole is set just at the perimeter of the camp
Main area featuring dining area and camp fire
Outdoor dining on the banks of the Luangwa River

Main Dining Area Dining and campfire area Dining on the banks of the Luangwa Breakfast with a view

The main focus of activities at Island Bush Camp is walking Safaris. There are limited drives available. Walks between Island Bush Camp and Three Rivers Camp are also possible. There is a photographic hide available close to the camp also.

Walking Safaris Walking Safaris Wildlife Hide Hippo

Children aged 12 years and older are welcome at Island Bush Camp
There are no family rooms available and there isn't space in the chalets for triples

Open from 25th May until 31st October each year.

Kafunta Safaris is a founding and active member of Project Luangwa which supports dozens of schools and sponsors over 170 students, organises gender programs as well as a visitor & craft workshop offering opportunities to local artisans.

Kafunta Safaris supports Conservation South Luangwa which focuses on anti-poaching measures and surveillance (including a canine unit) and human-wildlife conflict mitigation.

In addition to the schools supported through Project Luangwa, Kafunta Safaris personally supports the very remote Malama Community and has renovated its basic school buildings in 2020.

Anti Poaching Unit Project Luangwa - Education Project Luangwa - Teaching Skills Conservation and Planting

There is no power in the camp. Lighting by lanterns and a central charging unit through an invertor

There is no WiFi or cellular reception

Complimentary daily laundry

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