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On the banks of the Kafue River in the Kafue National Park stands Mayukuyuku Bush Camp, an ethical and stunningly beautiful safari experience. This is a picturesque safari camp that is open all year round and situated in one of the largest game parks in the world, known for its diverse wildlife. The bush camp faces a small island making excellent wildlife viewing. There is a beautiful shaded campsite that is open all year round in Kafue National Park, Zambia. Each pitch has a Kafue River view and you may stay as self catering guests or enjoy meals prepared for you on site, perfect for those who take their safari activities seriously.
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With 4 luxury en-suite permanent safari tents, Mayukuyuku Bush Camp gives you an intimate relationship with nature. Each safari tent overlooks the Kafue River with its own verandah, hammock, en-suite bathroom, open sky hot showers and flush toilets. The camp offers a wide range of activities.

'Mayukuyuku' means the water hitting the rocks. Downstream from the camp there are a number of rapids from which the camp takes its name.

Located just eight kilometres from the tar road, east of the Kafue Hook Bridge, Mayukuyuku Camp is well positioned for accessibility.

Dining at Mayukuyuku

Only fresh produce is used at Mayukuyuku and there is an emphasis on fruit, vegetables and Zambian sourced meat and fish. The food is served in an open sided dining area which also has a small lounge.

Activities at Mayukuyuku

  • Early morning and sun downer game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • River safaris by boat
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing

Ethical principles

Mayukuyuku Camp employs people from local communities and takes full responsibility for the environment around the camp, as well as supporting Kafue National Park. Employees are encouraged to develop themselves through international standard training. Mayukuyuku Camp is owned by Kafue Camps and Safaris, a majority Zambian owned company. Thus much of the revenue is retained in Zambia.Rates and information

  • Open all year round
  • $15 (camping), $250 (full board), $350 (all inclusive package) per person per night
  • Transfers $250 one way or $450 round trip
  • Children under 12 pay 50%
  • Package prices include park fees and activities
  • Regular offers available

Wildlife you can see here

  • African finfoot
  • Banded mongoose
  • Buffalo
  • Bush buck
  • Bush pig
  • Caracal
  • Cheetah
  • Civet
  • Common duiker
  • Crocodile
  • Defassa waterbuck
  • Elephants
  • Greater kudu
  • Ground squirrel
  • Hippo
  • Honey badgers
  • Impala
  • Leopard
  • Lions
  • Marabou stork
  • Mellors mongoose
  • Pels fishing owl
  • Puku
  • Rock hyrax
  • Reedbuck
  • Sharpes grysbok
  • Side stripped jackal
  • Spotted genet
  • White tailed mongoose
  • Wild cat
  • Wild dog
  • Zebra

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Campsites

Mayukuyuku Camp is perfectly placed for either motoring visitors or backpackers. It breaks the journey if you are travelling west to the Barotse Plains, Liuwa National Park, or the Kuomboka Ceremony near Mongu. This camp is unique in that it is accessible by two wheel drive vehicles.

Campsite and facilities

The campsite is opposite a small, dry riverbed – a great place to view wildlife. There are three pitches and the campsite can take about 25 guests in total. Nearby are shared bathrooms which are open to the stars. Firewood is supplied free of charge and there is a staff member on hand for any other assistance you might need. Lightweight tents are available for hire on request, and there are battery charging facilities.

Activities

Campers can participate in activities like:

  • Early morning and sun downer game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • River safaris by boat
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing

Directions from Lusaka

  • From Lumumba Road in Lusaka take the Great West Road towards Mumbwa
  • Travel 250 kilometres from Lusaka
  • Drive past the turnoff for Mumbwa and on through the park gates at Nalusanga
  • After the second set of speed bumps you will see the sign for Mayukuyuku Camp
  • Turn right onto a dirt road and continue until you see another sign to Mayukuyuku Camp on your right
  • GPS co- ordinates for the turning off the tarmac road are 14º 57´.4 S and 26º 05´.3 E

Directions from the west

  • Cross the Kafue Hook Bridge going from West to East and continue for 14 kilometres after the bridge
  • Turn left onto a dirt road by the Mayukuyuku Camp sign
  • Continue for a further 2 kilometres until you reach another sign to Mayukuyuku Camp
  • The GPS co-ordinates for the turn off the main road are 14º 57´.2 S and 26º 02´.4 E

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