About 75 minutes' drive south of Mfuwe, this small, very traditional bushcamp takes a maximum of just six visitors and concentrates on walking safaris with the occasional drive. It overlooks a sand-river tributary of the main Luangwa.
Much of the guiding here is done by Phil Berry – the Valley's most experienced guide with a legendary reputation for his knowledge of the area's wildlife. Though Phil no longer leads all the walks, he still spends most of the season at the camp guiding many of the walks and sharing his extensive knowledge of the bush. The round chalets, made of thatch and reeds, have en-suite toilets and showers under the sky (hot water for showers is heated and brought on request). Kuyenda's chalets have small solar-powered reading lights and twin beds, or a queen-size double, veiled by mosquito netting.
Though walking is the main focus here, drives are also possible – and night drives are always a feature of your time here. Returning to the camp when it's dark is a great pleasure as the whole camp is lit by romantic storm and solar lanterns which look magical as you approach across a wide sand river.