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Mayukuyuku Bush Camp

A series of small rapids just downstream lend their name to this bush camp — Mayukuyuku, meaning water hitting rocks. Mayukuyuku Bush Camp sits in one of the most picturesque spots in Kafue National Park, between woodlands and the Kafue riverbank.

Mayukuyuku's easily accessible location in the park is just 250 km from the capital city of Lusaka. Kafue National Park is well known for its massive diversity of terrain, wildlife and birds, arguably second only to the Serengeti. Four of the Big 5 are found in Kafue, plus Cheetah, Wild Dog, and over 450 species of birds. Early morning and sunset game drives are done in open vehicles.

Sunset drives extend into the night to reveal nocturnal wildlife like leopards, porcupines, genet mongoose, civet and jackals — to name a few. Leisurely guided nature walks through the bush, providing you with amazing opportunities to get closer to nature. Watch hippos and crocodiles bob about the blue-green Kafue River on a boat trip. Keen bird watchers can simply relax by the river and see an amazing array of bird species come and go. If you have your own fishing gear, you can fish on the river’s edge or take a boat with a guide down the Kafue.

With 4 luxury 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. They also have 6 well-equipped and shady campsites opposite a small, dry riverbed. Some of their pitches have uninterrupted views of the river and nearby island while others look out across the untamed bush of Kafue National Park.

Without having to leave the comfort of your camping chair, there’s a good chance you’ll see elephants crossing the river from the mainland to the island. Just behind the pitches are well-maintained communal bathrooms with heated showers that are open to the stars. The main communal area includes an open sided dining room, small lounge and bar. Its location affords fabulous views down the Kafue River in the daytime and often hippo or antelope can be seen grazing on the banks. The main communal area includes a dining room, a small lounge, bar, and affords excellent views of the river. Only the freshest produce and best quality local meats are used at Mayukuyuku. A highlight of your stay is sure to be their romantic bush dinners under the stars.

Kafue National Park

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