Mayukuyuku Campsite & Bush Camp camp site in Central - Zambia - Zambia

Mayukuyuku Campsite & Bush Camp

Contact Info

Contact PersonPippa Turner
Fax NumberUK office: 00441903218888
LanguageEnglish, French & Zambian dialects


Camping AllowedTents & 4x4 trailer
Ground CoverGrass
People per Site6, depending on number of vehicles
Self CateringTented accommodation
ShadeA few of the sites have shade
Sites Available4
Tents AllowedYes


Braai GrillYes
Cellphone receptionNo
Credit Cards welcomeNot yet
Dogs AllowedNo
ShopCurio shop
Washing upYes
Water tapsYes
Wheelchair FriendlyNo

Directions and Road Condition

Access RoadGravel road
Closest TownMumbwa
Directions to campsiteLeave Lusaka on the M9 road to Mongu. After 250 kms and after the second set of speed bumps inside the park, our turning is 2.5 kms after these bumps. Turn right onto the dirt road and continue for 5 kms. Immediately after the “pits”, turn right and continue for 3 kms. If you miss the first turn off on the tar, there is another one about 2 kms further on, turn right, go 2 kms and then turn left when you see our sign, continue down the hill for 3 kms to the camp. Do not pay park fees until you reach the camp, as an officer is in the camp.
Distance to Town110 km
GPS CampsiteS 14.915030 E 26.063860
Trailer RequiredStandard trailer
VehicleOpen all year, sedan also OK all year, but notice in green season advisable


ShowersHot shower
ToiletsFlush toilet


Bird WatchingYes
Nature DrivesYes
Other ActivitiesSafari walks, game viewing by boat, board games

4x4 Related

4x4 RoutesYes
4x4 CommentsYes


SecurityArmed game scout for wildlife problems, whistles for emergencies

Comments, Rules and Notes

CommentsMayukuyuku is a tented bush camp with 4 luxury en-suite tents and with a small campsite across a dry stream. All areas of the camp have river views of different aspects of the Kafue River- some face an island, some face upstream some downstream. Said to be one of the prettiest areas in the Kafue National Park, with rapids and rocky outcrops. Large granite boulders and sandy”beaches”, there is plenty of wildlife and birds all around you all day. In the hotter months the main river dries out and puku, kudu, impala, warthogs and elephants come and drink on these beaches. The river is full of hippos all around us and they do wander around the camp at night. We supply firewood and have staff at hand to assist with lighting fires. Meals can be taken if booked in advance and all safari activities can be found here. We keep a tranquil camp with relaxation and a focus on safari, wildlife and fishing are our main function. Very easy access from Lusaka – bring extra fuel as supplies can be erratic in Zambia and keep topped up at all times. Perfect stop off point for those going on to the Busanga Plains – 5 hours north of us, or Liuwa National Park. We are only 8 kms max from the tar road.
Additional CommentsCampsite in a national park
Special rulesNo loud music
OtherBar & meals on request, wood supplied for free