Island Bush Camp is located in the southern part of the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. The Luangwa Valley consists of a total of 3 national parks – providing great game viewing opportunities. Known for its large sightings of leopards during night drives, the South Luangwa National Park is home to 60 mammal species and a remarkable 420 bird species.
The abundant bird life can be spotted during guided walking safaris, an activity that the region is best known for. Crocodiles and hippos are frequent in the Luangwa River, and the lions of the park are known to prey on the hippos – a predator-prey relationship uncommon in other ecosystems.
Mfuwe International Airport, a 2.5 hour drive from Island Bush Camp, caters for charters and scheduled flights that connect with major international carriers from Lusaka (the capital of Zambia) and Lilongwe (Malawi’s capital).
South Luangwa National Park is approximately 5 hours from Lilongwe or 8 to 10 hours’ drive from Lusaka. A three hour drive from Island Bush Camp’s sister accommodation, Kafuntu River Lodge, will take you on a journey through remote wilderness until you reach its location in the far south of the national park.