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Kafue National Park
Mumbwa, Kafue National Park, Zambia
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Safari camp

Mawimbi Bush Camp has four large uniquely styled canvas tents which are located on the river bank. It offers wonderful exclusive views of this wonderous river. Each tent has its own outdoor ensuite bathrooms with a hand wash basin and bucket shower that is supplied with on-demand hot water. On-site chefs cook the best dishes from the best ingredients.
Subtle African themed interiors in large comfortable canvas tents
Veranda that overlooks the river
All tents are fully mosquito proofed

All Mawimbi Bush Camp's tents are fully mosquito-proofed with two beds in the main area of the tent and a covered entrance veranda overlooking the river for perfect game viewing and relaxing. The tents are also tastefully furnished and decorated in subtle African themes.

Facilities on offer and other information

  • Each of the three tents sleeps two adults only
  • Families with two children can be accommodated in one tent upon request
  • No children under 12 are allowed on canoeing or safari trips
  • A professional and experienced canoe guide escorts clients on all canoeing trips
  • Local professional guides escort clients on walking safaris
  • All meals, teas, coffees, and drinks are served in the main dining area
  • Fresh drinking water is available in the tents and dining area
  • No internet or cell phone coverage available
  • Satellite phones are available for use in case of emergency
  • Comprehensive medical insurance, including evacuation, is recommended for all clients undertaking trips in Southern Africa
  • The entire camp is run on solar power and paraffin lights
  • Check-in for all clients is no later than 11:30 and check-out at 10:00

Canoeing and fishing

At Mawimbi Bush Camp, canoeing through an amazing variety of habitats and breathtaking scenery is the main adventure offered. It is sometimes fast and exciting through near-rapid rushing waters and sometimes lazy and leisurely on the meandering river. You can also fish using the lure or the fly.
Day trips include guides, lunch and transfers
View spectacular wildlife and birdlife from the river
Fishing trips available

About Canoe Day Trips

The guests staying at Mawimbi Bush Camp can take part in canoeing day trips down sections of the Kafue River from various points. All day trips include the park fees, professional guide, picnic lunch with drinks and transfers back to the starting point.

Types of Canoe Day Trips

Chunga River Trail

(Chunga Point - Mawimbi Bush Camp)

Canoeing gently down the Kafue River absorbing the unspoiled African bush with its amazing variety of birds, animals and vegetation. The river stretch is wide and the water normally flows slow. Approximated time is five hours including short lunch picnic stopovers before approaching the Mawimbi Bush Camp.

  • The trip commences at the Chunga Point at 10:00.
  • Total canoeing distance is approximately 15-18km.

The Donna River Trail

(Mawimbi Bush Camp – Downstream)

The Kafue River’s beauty shines through the stretch with abundant wildlife coupled on the river’s meandering landscape leading to the islands along the way. A few small rapids can be experienced if one is brave enough to canoe further downstream. The trip commences from Mawimbi Bush Camp at 08:00 and takes you downstream on the Kafue River. You can either stop off on the side of the river or return to camp for lunch.

Total canoeing distance is approx. 15-18km.

Puku River Trail

(Puku Pan Lodge – Downstream)

For those only wishing to get a taste of canoeing adventure, Puku River Trail is is a perfect opportunity to meet the elephants while observing the beautiful landscape and the amazing bird life. This trip is short and it will take approximately 2 hours 30 minutes with a massive adrenaline thrill and excitement.

The trip commences opposite the Puku Pan Lodge at 10:00 and finishes just in time for a picnic lunch on the river banks before a transfer back to camp.

  • Total canoeing distance is app 7-8km.

The Labyrinth River Trail

(+-15km south of Mawimbi – Downstream to the headwaters of the Itezhi Tezhi dam)

Adventure enthusiasts will love this part of the river!

With its fast flowing rapids and amazing scenery, this is a real treat for those looking for excitement. You may at times, depending on the water level need to climb out of your canoe and pull it up and over the rocks. But fear not, a professional guide and crew is always close at hand to offer help to those in need of a hand. After your canoe-bound pleasure, you will be met with a packed lunch followed by a road transfer back to Mawimbi Bush Camp.

  • Total canoeing distance is app 15-18km.

Fit - Payment Terms

Payment of each reservation shall be made as follows when booked more than 31 days from date of arrival:

  • A non-refundable 10% deposit upon acceptance of reservations is to be received by Mawimbi Ltd from the Operator within fourteen days from the date of confirmation- failure to do so could result in automatic cancellation of the reservation being held.
  • The balance is due not less than the thirty days prior to arrival.

Payment of each reservation shall be made as follows when booked within thirty days from the date of arrival:

  • Full prepayment is to be received by Mawimbi Ltd from the operator within seven days from date of confirmation or prior to arrival in case of a last minute booking. Failure to do so could result in automatic cancellation of the reservation being held.
  • Please email proof of payment to accounts@mawimbibushcamp.com

Fit - Cancellation Terms & Conditions

  • Should a cancellation be received between confirmation and 31 days prior to arrival a 10% cancellation fees will be charged.
  • Should a cancellation be received between 0-31 days prior to arrival, a 100% cancellation fees will be charged.

Cancellation fees are calculated on the total value of the booking.

Safari

Safaris at Mawimbi are scening, wild and peaceful. Wilderness game walks and drives in the Kafue National Park are organised every morning and afternoon for those who do not want the more active canoeing safaris that Mawimbi specialises in. Game walks are a must for all lovers of the African bush. And of course, for the amateur and professional ornithologist, there is a huge variety of birdlife that awaits exploring in the Kafue National Park.
Wonderful variety of bird life
Excellent game walks in the Kafue National Park
Great scenic views which are perfect for photographic travelers

With a team of professional guides, Mawimbi Bush Camp offers exciting game drives and walking safaris in the Kafue Nation Park. You will enjoy amazing views of the Kafue River along with some awesome game sightings including lions, sables, wild dogs, elephants as well as a wide selection of birds! For more info and bookings, please send an email to info@mawimbibushcamp.com!

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Kafue National Park
Mumbwa, Kafue National Park, Zambia
Open today: 07:00-22:00
Sun07:00-22:00
Mon07:00-22:00
Tue07:00-22:00
Wed07:00-22:00
Thu07:00-22:00
Fri07:00-22:00
Sat07:00-22:00
+263 772 261 831,

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