Mchenja Bush Camp

From: $685 p. p. n. sharing

Mchenja Bush Camp is the only Zambian bush camp to open in February and March when the river is high, allowing for only the lucky few who stay there to explore the Luangwa by boat. The camp is small and luxurious making it great for couples and honeymooners.

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South Luangwa is one of Africa’s top big game destinations, with very dense populations of both leopard and lion. Night drives are particularly successful in spotting the big cats as this is the time they are most active. Other animals guest may see include the unique Thornicroft’s giraffe, Cookson’s wildebeest, big herds of elephant and buffalo, hippos, crocodile, zebra, warthog, monkey, baboon and antelope.


Mchenja Bush Camp has only 5 tented chalets, ensuring the camp is exclusive and private. Each chalet features an en suite bath,outdoor shower. Each octagonal tent is nestled under a thatch roof and has a deck overlooking the Luangwa River.


  • Swimming pool
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Viewing deck


The camp serves breakfast early before morning excursions. Breakfast includes a selection cereals, porridge, homemade flapjacks and biscuits as well as toast along with tea, coffee and fruit juice. A delicious brunch is served upon return to the camp, and consist of a buffet with hot and cold choices. Dinner is normally served after the evening game drive and consist of a 3 course meal.


  • Walking safaris
  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Guided Walks
  • Bird watching


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