Mchenja Bushcamp

Reviews of Mchenja Bushcamp

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Below are independent comments from 49 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 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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Mr & Mrs B from Hove
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wonderful game at Mchenja.

Driving to the camp from the airport we were treated to some excellent game, Elephant, Buffalo, lions, Hyena and even wild dogs, all in the space of a couple of hours - fantastic!

The camp lived up to all expectations, lovely setting, great food and extremely helpful hosts and guides. The rooms were of and excellent standard and it was fun sharing the shower with a number of tree frogs! The only comment we would make was ,unlike the other two camps there were no mosquito nets over the bed and we got bitten where as we hadn't at the other two.

A great camp which we would definitely visit again!

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The P family from Sheffield
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A truly magical setting on the river

Mchenje was even more luxurious than Kapani and the location on the riverbank was perfect. The lack of mains electricity was not a problem despite our initial trepidation and again the food and drink was gourmet standard.

We saw more hippo every day than you would think possible and on the second night whils drinking pre-dinner cocktails we were captivated by the deep and resonous sound of a lion roaring on the opposite bank - I'm sure the sound carried for miles.
Once again, the game drives were brilliant - Lawrence and his spotter were clearly top of the class compared to some of the guides from other camps - where he went others followed!

Our bush breakfast was a complete surprise and an absolute treat as was our special sundowner locations and candlelit settings - very romantic.

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Mr & Mrs N - Nottinghamshire
Arrived on: 19-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mchenja Bushcamp review

Excellent roomy tent design with outside bathroom.

Very knowledgeable and active guides but game was sparse around the camp area so that it was necessary to drive further to see a variety of animals. The immediate terrain was not exciting.

Food good with some recipe highlights.

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Mr & Mrs W - Staffordshire
Arrived on: 9-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Total luxury at Mchenja

Mchenja was beautifully equipped, the lodges catered for your every need, very comfortable. Location was idylic overlooking the Luangwa river. The comical sounds of the hippos keeping you company was brilliant.

Every walk and night drive produced new game and bird sightings, plus lots of knowledge of tracking and habitat passed on by our fantastic guide Lawrence. If we were to choose our favourite guide (which is difficult) it would be Lawrence. Lawrence was very informative whatever we saw, and exceptionally easy to get on with. Our hostess, Mindy, again was our favourite, nothing was too much trouble, very easy to talk to, very relaxing atmosphere.

The leopard kill was exciting, from watching her crawling along a ditch to approach the impala, picking out a rather large male, to making the kill was unbelievable.

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riguss from Belgium
Arrived on: 19-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mchenja Bushcamp review

Simply the best we could expect under every aspect. Very professional and human at the same time.

Elisabetta got her birthday gluten-free cake with a singing choir in the middle of the savana: simply amazing!

Walking safari very interesting and not to be missed if one wants to really understand the bush.

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Mr & Mrs S from Surrey
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mchenja Bushcamp review

This Camp has everything and a great place to end our safari
Great to have river so close

Susie & Richard were excellent hosts
Again great experiences on our bush walks
Paul did a really good job as our Guide adding to all relayed by previous guides
Camisa was a great spotter as our Scout

Finally saw a Leopard - the icing on the cake

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A's and B's from Essex
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mchenja Bushcamp review

Well for me this was about as close as you can get to paradise on earth. Lovely tents with nice outside area for shower and loo - although a bit scary in the middle of the night! Richard and Susie were excellent hosts - really do their job well. Our guide was Lawrence (from Kapani) and was excellent as well.

We are into birds and cats and Lawrence could imitate most bird sounds and quite often would have 'conversations' with them as we went along. Food was outstanding given the remoteness of the camp.

It was very fitting that the last animal we saw just before we got back to camp at night was a leopard stalking an impala. It rounded off a beautiful experience.

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Mr & Mrs L from France
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mchenja Bushcamp review

Our second visit and despite the ravages of floods still an excellent camp with superb guiding from Levy who spent a great deal of time with the guests and was very attentive.

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