Mwamba Bush Camp

South Luangwa National Park Zambia

  • Stunning wildlife viewing in the wilds of South Luangwa
  • Access to incredible photographic hides
  • Simple, authentic intimate camp
  • Explore on foot and by vehicle
  • Just 3 thatched guest chalets

Open: Mwamba Bush Camp is open from around 20th May to 31st October each year. See our guide to the best times to visit Zambia.

Location: Mwamba Bush Camp is in a remote location on the banks of the Mwamba River in South Luangwa National Park. It is often teamed with its sister camp, Kaingo Camp, 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.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is no internet access.

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Client Rating for Zambia 5/5 from 53 reviews

Very special. I wouldn't hesitate to return. Best suited for those who are happy to spend hours sitting in a hide waiting for visitors rather than racing around chasing the tick list.

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