Mchenja, meaning “ebony”, occupies an incredible setting beneath a grove of ebony trees on the banks of the Luangwa River. Mchenja is a luxurious and stylish tented camp overlooking a huge sweeping bend in the Luangwa. Each of the five specially designed tents has their own private en-suite open air bathroom plus Victorian style baths with river view.
The central chitenje (lounge) is built around one of the old fallen Mchenja (ebony) trees and guests can cool off there in the camp’s plunge pool. Brunch is taken in the shady lounge but dinner is more often served on the river bank under the stars.
Guests staying at Mchenja can choose whether they want to view their wildlife on foot or from an open gameviewing vehicle.
In addition to the ebony grove at camp there are two other stunning groves close by, as is the case with Kakuli, the gameviewing in this area is superb and night drives are usually very worthwhile.
Mchenja is the perfect destination to complete a walking or driving safari that has combined stays at a number of the Norman Carr bush camps. Alternatively, those guests seeking a little more comfort and pampering may choose to combine a longer stay here, with a number of nights at Chinzombo, Norman Carr’s luxury camp on the banks of the Luangwa River.
Location: It is situated deep in the heart of the National Park, on the banks of the Luangwa River. Approximately two and a half hour’s road transfer from Mfuwe Airport
Number of Rooms: 5 tents
Room Facilities: En-suite bathrooms open to the skies plus Victorian style roll top baths
Additional Camp Facilities: Plunge Pool
Power Source: Solar Powered
Activities: Game Drives, Night Drives, Walking Safaris
Child Policy: No children under 8 years. Children under 12 years of age cannot go on walking safaris
Season: 20th May – 7th November