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Owner run & operated

Situated in Northern Kafue National Park,
created & designed with love by the

Geldenhuys family.

After 48 years of visiting the Kafue National Park as a family, the Geldenhuys family decided it was time to create a home for themselves on the banks of peaceful Kafue river.


Mapunga Bush Camp was born in 2016, a rustic camp with 600m river front on the banks of the Kafue River. 


Home to the Geldenhuys family and a few wild neighbors – the Geldenhuys family begun spending as much time in this area as they could and decided it was time to share this little undiscovered paradise with other explorers.

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Mapunga Bush Camp is the nearest campsite to the park entrance and one of two closest campsites to the Busanga plains making it ideal to explore the Kafue and the Busanga in one trip.


For many travel is undoubtedly a luxury that few can afford but being a family owned lodge, the Geldenhuys family have worked hard to make Mapunga accessible for all.

The Geldenhuys family look forward to sharing their love for the wildlife, fishing and area with you.

Meet the Mapunga Bush Camp Family
Greg Geldenhuys Mapunga

Greg Geldenhuys

Owner & Director

Greg has been visiting the Kafue National Park since 1979 and adores the area. Greg enjoys being one of the guides on your safaris.

Chippy Geldenhuys Mapunga

Chippy Geldenhuys

Owner & Director

Chippy is Greg's father and has been visiting the Kafue since 1973. Chippy loves taking guests on the Busanga Day Trips!


John Chibantu

Camp Manager

John Chibantu has worked in the park since 1983. John is a very experienced Guide who  has a passion and respect of all the animals in the park. He has many interesting stories to tell about his adventures in the  38 years he has explored the park..  


Boneventure Malindi

Assistant Manager

Front Office, En- Suite Tents,Kitchen & Dinning Room, Laundry.

If you need anything Boneventure is the person to see


Richmond Songolo

Assistant Manager

Assistant Manager (Camp Site, Activities & maintenance) Richmond is also a competent guide.  Richmond's workshop is capable of assisting  you if you have a vehicle or trailer problem. From puncture to welding are possible.

Our support staff consists of 2 Chefs, 3 waiters, 3 housekeepers , 3 camp site attendants, & 4 garden attendants, 

who have all been employed by the Geldenhuys family from within the local community.

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