Mchenja Bush Camp

Mchenja Bush Camp lies hidden in a shady grove of age-old ebony trees on the bank of the Luangwa River. The camp comprises five stylishly designed tents each under its own thatched roof, and each with private en-suite shower, open-air bathroom facilities and inside bath. There is main chitenge under thatch, which houses the pool, bar and lounge area, although most meals are enjoyed under the canopy of the magnificent trees outside. Game viewing activities are tailored to the guests in camp at the time but usually small parties are taken into the park twice daily in open vehicles. Night drives with a spotlight are one of the highlights of the Luangwa Valley giving the chance to see nocturnal animals such as Hyena, Porcupine, Civet, Genet, Honeybadger and particularly Leopard for which the area is now famous. Walking safaris from camp are not strenuous and are conducted a pace determined by the guests, but usually last 3 to 4 hours, led by a fully qualified guide and armed game scout. If lions were heard calling on the early morning breeze, this will influence your guide’s choice of route, otherwise you will all set out in the hopes of picking up the fresh tracks of the pride or perhaps a leopard that that was patrolling his territory. If you chose to walk it is usually a slow and leisurely wander through the bush, tea and cool drinks are carried and enjoyed in the shade of a tree or next to the river. Your evenings are spent surrounded by the sounds of the African night that will fill your dreams for a long time to come.