This is one of my favourite camps in Luangwa. Partly location, partly facilities, and always because of the great team.
Thomas P 34 yrs, Bangkok, Thailand, Read 4 reviews »
South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Mchenja Bush Camp
- A luxurious, elegant & stylish tented camp overlooking the Luangwa
- The game viewing is superb and night drives extremely worthwhile
- The perfect destination to complete a walking safari
Facilities includePlunge pool Bar Beautiful central lounge
- Day Game Drives
- Birding Safaris
- Walking Safaris
- Night Game Drives
- Photographic Safaris
Seasons in Zambia
About Mchenja Bush Camp
Set in a grove of magnificent ebony trees Mchenja Bush Camp is a luxurious, elegant and stylish tented camp overlooking a huge sweeping bend in the Luangwa. Each of the five specially designed octagonal tents has their own private en-suite open-air bathroom plus Victorian style baths with a river view. The beautiful central chitenje (lounge) is built around one of the old fallen Mchenja (ebony) trees and guests can cool off there in the campus plunge pool. Brunch is taken in the shady lounge but dinner is more often served on the river bank under the stars.
The rooms are generally spacious, each containing two three-quarter or one king-sized bed. There is wardrobe and shelving storage in the rooms, and an indoor and/or outdoor comfortable seating area and table. After dark, a member of staff will accompany you to and from your room, lighting the way and watching out for local wildlife.
The beautiful central chitenje (lounge) is built around one of the old fallen Mchenja (ebony) trees and guests can cool off there in the campus plunge pool.
In addition to the ebony grove at camp there are two other stunning groves close by making the game viewing in this area superb and night drives usually very worthwhile.
How to get there
When to go
Peak season: 1 July - 31 October
Shoulder season: 15 May - 30 June and 1-7 November
Mchenja is closed from 8 November - 15 May
It is essential that guests take out their own personal travel insurance.
There is no internet at this camp.
Travelling with children
Children over the age of 8 are welcome
Children aged 12 and over are able to participate in the walking safaris
Child age restrictions do not apply with exclusive camp use
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