Wonderfully remote and peaceful, the site of Mwamba Bush Camp is a relaxed 3-hour bushwalk or 20 minute drive from Kaingo. Set on the banks of the Mwamba River, a tributary of the Luangwa, the camp, sited under huge evergreen ebony trees, enjoys shady views of perennial water-holes, both of which have hides perched over them for fantastic photographic opportunities or simply quiet times viewing the animals.
Mwamba Camp only takes 6 guests in 3 reed and thatch chalets, uniquely designed with two soaring skylights (protected by mosquito gauze) set into the roof allowing you to experience sleeping under the stars. These bungalows have huge outdoors ensuite bathrooms with flush toilets and hot bucket showers. Lighting is all solar powered and the complete absence of generator noise means nothing interferes with the morning chorus or the midnight howls of the hyena. The accommodation reflects a thoughtful balance between back-to-nature simplicity and essential comforts. Meals are of the same high standard as Kaingo, and the bush-style dining and bar area or “chitenge” is set under the deep shade of huge ebony trees entwined with python vines. A spectacular sundowner spot on top of a large termite mound and a glowing campfire under the night sky completes the camp’s friendly and personal atmosphere.
The game around Mwamba is excellent; large herds of buffalo, zebra, eland and in particular Cookson’s wildebeest (one of the last herds in the SLNP are found on the plains and in the Mopane/Crocodile bark woodlands close to camp). They are followed by the “Mwamba” lion pride. Fantastic leopard sightings are also common due to the thick riverine bush along the Mwamba attracted by the large numbers of impala and puku in the open glades around camp. Elephants use the Mwamba’s waterholes regularly and there is a family of elephants who visit the waterhole next to the honeymoon chalet to drink and mud themselves in the afternoons. There are also two young orphan bulls who visit camp.
Location: Set on the banks of the Mwamba River. Approximately 3 hour’s road transfer from Mfuwe Airport.
Number Rooms: 3 thatch and reed chalets
Room Features: en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets and hot bucket showers
Additional Camp Features: Two Viewing Hides
Power Source: Solar Powered
Activities: walking safaris, game drives, viewing hide
Child Policy: No children under 12 years of age
Season: 1st June – 31st October