Mchenja Camp

The 5 custom designed tents at Mchenja each overlook the Luangwa River and are shaded by the huge ebony trees that grow above.

The tents are well furnished, including a roll top bath to compliment the shower and other facilities that are contained in the open-air en-suite bathroom. The main chitenji has a small pool partly under its roof, this not only adds to the aesthetics of Mchenja Camp but, come the warmer months at the end of the dry season, it provides a refreshing escape from the mid-day sun.

Since Mchenja Camp is on the main Luangwa River and there is a network of roads in the vicinity it is possible to choose between walking and driving. I am always a great advocate of walking safaris and believe that guests visiting the South Luangwa and indeed anywhere else in Zambia should take what opportunity they can to explore on foot. This said the area of the Park just to the north and up-stream of Mchenja Camp provides some excellent game-viewing in very picturesque settings so do be sure and get your guide to take you up towards Lion Plain and Fish-Eagle Lagoon.

Mchenja Camp is an excellent spot in which to finish off any safari experience in the South Luangwa, it is combined most often with the other Norman Carr Safaris camps, Luwi, Nsolo and Kakuli but it is an excellent compliment to many other camps in the area.

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