Shaded by ancient mahogany trees on the banks of the Luangwa River, the authentic Zambian bush camp is the gateway to one of the most remote and unspoilt areas of South Luangwa National Park.
Island Bush Camp is a pure wilderness experience with walking safaris at the core of its activities. You’ll get the feeling the whole park is just open for you.
The drive to Island Bush Camp takes you through forests and river landscapes, while passing through a number of authentic villages. At the camp, views stretch from the Chindeni Hills in the eastern corners of the Luangwa Valley to the Muchinga Escarpment in the west, forming the full natural boundary of this remote and painfully beautiful wilderness. Every day offers new and unique experiences.
High on wooden platforms, the five bus chalets are completely open at the front, offering a view over the river and allowing the sound of the bush to drift undisturbed. Enjoy the tasteful and natural style of the decoration and observe the hippos in the river while taking a warm shower for a restful night under tented mosquito nets.
Walking safaris are our main activity in this pristine place, an opportunity to explore the bush on a different level. Accompanied by our professional guides and accompanied by an armed park explorer, take a slow walk in search of different species of wildlife and take time to hear about the wonders of nature that are too often overlooked on game drives . Exploring the bush on foot, being on the ground around wildlife is thrilling and shouldn’t be missed.