Owner managed and run by Shenton Safaris, Mwamba Bush Camp is set on the banks of the Mwamba River, a tributary of the Luangwa and enjoys views of perennial waterholes. The 3 reed and thatch en-suite chalets are uniquely designed with two large skylights (protected by mosquito gauze) allowing you to experience sleeping under the stars. They also have solar lighting, flush toilets and bucket showers. Mwamba provides back-to-nature simplicity with essential comforts.
Meals are served in the bush-style dining/bar area or chitenje, set under the deep shade of huge ebony trees. A spectacular sunset viewing-point on top of a large termite mound (the anthill lookout) and a glowing campfire under the stars complete the camp's friendly and personal atmosphere.
Shenton Safaris are long established in the Luangwa valley. Derek Shenton and his team of guides are able to combine their skills and intimate knowledge of the area to provide exciting safari walks and game drives, while his wife Jules and her team of attentive staff take care of all your comforts in camp.
Fly camping can be enjoyed while at Mwamba Camp. This involves a game drive and walking safari to a remote location, where dinner is prepared before a night spent beneath the stars - a true bush experience. This needs to be booked in advance.
Open: Mwamba Bush Camp is open 20th May to 31st October each year.
Location: Mwamba Bush Camp is in a remote location the banks of the Mwamba River in South Luangwa National Park. It is often teamed with its sister camp, Kaingo, which is a 3-hour bushwalk or a 20-minute drive away.
Rooms: There are 3 chalets built of reed and thatch with 2 skylights set high into the roof. They have large outdoor bathrooms with hot bucket showers and flush toilets. The bathrooms are enclosed by tall reed walls. There is storage space and a lockable box for valuables.
Activities: The camp offers 3 game viewing activities per day, in the early morning, at midday and in the late afternoon. Activities include game drives, night drives, walking safaris and watching wildlife from hides.
Facilities: The main lounge and dining area, or chitenge, is spacious, set beneath tall ebony trees. There are chairs and a sofa and lots of books and some board games. The chitenge includes a small bar area. Meals are served in the chitenge or under a thatched gazebo by the river. The camp offers a laundry service.
Dining: Meals are taken communally.
Children: Children over the age of 8 are welcome. It should be noted that Mwamba is not fenced and children must be kept under supervision at all times.
is a malarial area.
Communication: There is no internet access.
An excellent week's safari in South Luangwa with owner-run Shenton Safaris camps.
Wildlife and wilderness in South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi national parks.
"Still very special. Wouldn\'t hesitate to return. Charlie and Matt were great hosts, and our fellow guests helped to make the experience; especially since we could join Meg\'s birthday celebration dinner in the bush. Best suited for those who are happy to spend hours sat in a hide waiting for visitors, rather than racing around chasing the tick list."
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Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499