Destinations

Mwamba Bush Camp

About Mwamba Bush Camp, South Luangwa

Just a 3 hour bush walk, or 20 minute drive, from Kaingo, this Mwamba Bush Camp sleeps up to just 6 guests at a time for a wholly personal and individual experience. Each of the reed and thatch chalets has 2 large skylights, complete with mosquito netting, to allow each guest to feel as if they’re sleeping under the stars for that authentic Africa experience.

This simple camp overlooks two waterholes from its position nestled under a huge evergreen ebony tree, both of which have hides for fantastic photographic opportunities, or just a day relaxing in the company of the wildlife…

This intimate camp keeps guests active with walking and driving safaris in the surrounding bush, as well as night drives to explore the nocturnal life.

Lodge Details

Style

An intimate and personal camp.

Setting

Nestled under large shady evergreen ebony trees, on the banks of the Mwamba River, a tributary of the famed Luangwa. Mwamba Bush Camp is a 3 hour walk or 20 minute drive from Kaingo Camp – its sister property, but a completely different experience.

Accommodation & Facilities

There is one twin, one king and a honeymoon chalet, each made from thatch and reed, perfectly balancing comfort and nature. There is no generator and all lighting is powered by the sun, so there is no noise interfering with the noises of nature, from the midnight howls to the morning wake up choruses. Chalets all have large skylight windows, so you can watch the stars as you listen to the whoop of a passing hyena or the grazing of the resident hippo, without the worry of mosquito bites. Chalets are spacious and comfortable, featuring a natural African design, each with an en-suite bathroom, complete with a flushing toilet and hot shower - all open to the skies.

In the main part of the camp, settled under the shade of the trees is the ‘chitenge’, a bush style area for dining and drinking. There is also a wonderful spot for sundowners atop a large termite mound and a warming camp fire.

Dining

Each meal is announced by drumming, and cuisine is of a consistently high standard, they know exactly how to keep your stomachs full!

Activities

Mwamba Bush Camp is in a wonderful spot for wildlife; with large buffalo herds, zebras and eland as well as the ‘Mwamba’ lion pride. Due to the large numbers of puku and impala, leopard sightings are not uncommon and there is a family of elephants that use one of the waterholes to drink and bathe in the afternoons.

Activities include walking safaris as well as day and night game drives. There is plenty of time to make use of the waterholes and get some beautiful snaps of the local wildlife, and to enjoy sundowners. Evenings usually finish with drinks at the bar, a 3 course dinner and some relaxation around the campfire where you can share the stories of the day.

Child Policy

Children over 6 are allowed, however it is preferred they are over the age of 7. Families with children between 6 and 10 will need to hire a private vehicle for game drives and children under the age of 12 are not allowed on walking safaris. Please bear in mind that this camp is unfenced and wildlife is free to, and often does, roam through. Children must be supervised at all times.

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