Mchenja Bushcamp

Reviews of Mchenja Bushcamp

Excellent(98%) From 47 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 47 of our travellers who have visited Mchenja Bushcamp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr B - Bristol
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mchenja Bushcamp review

Simon(senior guide), Katie(hostess) combined with the very comfortable chalet meant a very enjoyable stay at Mchenja. The game is prolific here, varied landscape (hot springs area being a bonus visitation), great food and very good company.

Descent sunrise at camp, varied locations taken for excellent sun set.

Enjoyable elephant, lion, buffalo experiences here. Lots to see on spotlight safari.

Thankyou to everyone at Mchenja.

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Ms D & Mr B - Berks
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mchenja Bushcamp review

I liked the situation of this camp but our guide, Simon, was very poor. He just chatted to the scout and ignored his passengers when in the vehicle and was abrupt to the point of rudeness when out. He didn't bother to try and develop a relationship with us or the Jacksons, didn't ask what our interests were, was about to drive past a herd of elephants about to cross the road in front of us and I had to ask him to stop and let us see them. He didn't know that the Jackson's had never seen elephants up close.

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Mrs. L from Surrey
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mchenja Bushcamp review

Good host and an interesting group staying at the camp. Guide (Julius) was not so good . Seemed to spend too much time chatting to the gun man during drives. The walking safari at Mchenja was along the same lines as the previous ones focusing mainly on poo.

The game drives were at a much better pace and because of the area the viewings were better.

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Mr & Mrs G from Surrey
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Luxury in the bushcamp

Mchenja offered a more luxurious stay on safari. Our very comfortable room provided wonderful views of the river together with the resident hippos and their dawn chorus!

All our guided walks and drives were brilliant and the knowledge of the guides was amazing! More jeeps in the vicinity did not always offer that more personal viewing of the animals; however our guides made every effort to avoid being part of any large groups of people that would spoil our experience.

Overall, Mchenja was an excellent experience which we could highly recommend!

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Mr & Mrs J from Dyfed
Arrived on: 26-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A fitting climax to the holiday

After a relaxing walk from Nsolo a sensational arrival. Aubrey came tearing over and dragged us off in a vehicle for a unique viewing of a huge pride of lions killing a buffalo. This apparently is a very rare occurrence because the lionesses were teaching a young male( about to leave the pride) how to bring down a buffalo and finish a kill - not for the squeamish.

We met Andrew our guide at Mchenja and again some wonderful walks and night drives, Andrew had an amazing knack for finding anything we wished to see from leopard to chameleon, three very special days at the end of our holiday.

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Mrs & Mr H - San Francisco
Arrived on: 9-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mchenja Bushcamp review

This camp was very well run. The rooms were lovely.

Finally saw our first giraffe.

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Mr M and friend from Italy
Arrived on: 9-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Away from the crowd

During the firts night drive, John, our guide, received via radio the information that my luggage was in my tent: even if that day was already fantastic, this news gave me an extra happiness!

In Mchenja, Charlotte and our guide John did a great job and we enjoyed very much this camp, where we met also other very nice guests, as also was the case in all the other camps.

John tried very hard to find a leopard, that we saw also during the transfer to Luwi. Night drives were really very interesting, with the opportunity to see the bush in complete different perspective: notturnal animals like civets, genets, porcupines, owls, but also the different behaviour of animals like impala, puku, etc.

Nice to hear, during the night, hippos "walking" around your tent, and other animals using the camp as their own territory: I think this is another feeling that can be met only in such places. Frogs in the camp liked to stay in the night in our bathroom and in our tent: but do not tell this to Lawrence.........

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Mr & Mrs M from Hampshire
Arrived on: 5-Nov-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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First visit to Mchenja

Mindy ran the camp with a quiet, friendly efficiency and was always available. We very much enjoyed sharing meals with her. Whilst the variety and quality of the food was excellent, we have rated it as good because it did not always take account of my very special dietary requirements - vegetables were often too hard for me to eat. The laundry service was very efficient and much appreciated.

Levy and Godfrey were excellent guides and made every game drive an experience to savour and remember. We learnt so much from them and enjoyed their enthusiasm and humour. Bird life was superb and there were several leopard sightings, lots of monitor lizards as well as all the more usual animals. Great to see so many baby impalas.

The room was comfortable and well-equipped with an excellent shower but the absence of mosquito nets made for uncomfortable nights. The mesh covering the windows was not sufficient to keep out even the larger insects which came in through other gaps. We realise it was our choice to come at a time when insects were most prolific but nets would have helped.

The plunge pool was less than inviting, with a variety of dead creatures floating in it!!

Thankyou to the whole team for looking after us and giving us a memorable experience.

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Mr and Mrs B from Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Luxury in the bush

Lovely camp - the tents are fantastic!

Good walks with lots of little details and track interpretation.

Enjoyed listening to Pel's Fishing Owl in the evening.

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Ms W & Mr L - Northants
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Luxuriant safari at Mchenja

We loved the difference in look and feel of the accommodation at the various places we stayed, but felt that the rooms at Mchenja were the most romantic and gave the most elegant impression. The location on the river bank was lovely and the outside deck was a great place to siesta as lots of antelope and birds came very close. However it didn't feel quite as private as either Kpani or Nsolo,as we could see our neighbour and the chitenje from our deck.

All the staff were very friendly and helpful, but special mention of Levy and Mindy, who were both great fun and made sure our stay was perfect. Levy put in lots of effort to track down whatever we asked him for, the leopard being our obvious favourite. The only improvement I could suggest is for there to be more light in the chitenje in the evenings that doesn't rely on candles; very dark when it was windy.

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