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 C from Canada
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mchenja Bushcamp review

All of the staff at this lodge were great - helpful and friendly. Excellent leopard and lion sightings, as well as all other expected wildlife. Guides were very knowledgeable and respectful for the welfare of the wildlife.

Meals were excellent.

I would love to visit this lodge again.

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Mr T - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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just possibly the lovliest setting, but close

Monica and Abel looked after me very well, and watching the leopard walking the sand bank is an abiding memory of this camp. All the camps had their own charm, but the setting for this one with the large trees and flowing water is lovely.

A great memory has to be the leopard up a tree, and getting bogged down near lions - I was amazed how little interest they took in all the activity so near to them.

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Mr W & friends from Hampshire
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mchenja Bushcamp review

This was probably the best camp we visited, Richard & Susie the hosts were most welcoming and took care of our every need.

The location - Stunning and accomodation 1st Class. Again the guides were top class, a camp to visit again I think.

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Mr G Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 26-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Back to the River for Mchenja Camp

Amazing can be the only word for the changes in environment witnessed throughout the initial three camps. Located on the banks of the river in a small Ebony grove are the beautiful lodges of Mchenja. Our ever extending list of wildlife only got fuller at this camp. Leopard walking through camp was one of the highlights.

A knowledgeable safari guide (Innocent) made our stay here all the more enjoyable. Each days expectations got bigger due to each being met and exceeded.

The food and service as per usual was spectacular, we couldn't ask for more, other than when is the Norman Carr cookbook being released?

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The Bushbucks - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mchenja Camp - a South Luangwa must

Like the other Norman Carr bushcamps, it would be hard to beat this for comfort and location and dedicated, hard-working and knowledgeable staff.

It's not far from Kaingo (a Shenton camp, also excellent) but we didn't feel that it was a mistake to spend time at both. If you're interested in birds, how could you resist a camp with a resident little banded goshawk? Amongst many other memorable moments, we stood in the camp and watched a lion, just across the river, jump on a hippo which then managed to escape its clutches.

Suzie and Rich deserve special mention as the best of hosts. Guding and scouting here were also as first rate as you could possibly wish.

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Mr N Southampton
Arrived on: 2-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mchenja Bushcamp review

Overall this was our favourite camp. The best room (including a bath!), the most attractive location, Richard and Suzy were pleasant hosts and Levi was an excellent guide who produced the best total of lions.

On the last evening when we were the only guests as a surprise they set up an initimate dinner for two on our room balcony with "champagne" and a private waiter.

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Bushcampers from Nottingham
Arrived on: 18-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful Ebony grove and chalets

Fantastic setting and great chalet, Una made use of the bath! Richard and Susi were very good hosts making us very welcome even doing a candle lit dinner for two when we were the only people in camp.

They also arranged an impromptu barbecue for us all on the river bank - great success. Levy the guide was as all guides excellent. We saw a pride of 5 male lions on a hippo kill surrounded by 30 odd vultures and 15 hyenas!

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Wild dogs from Kinross
Arrived on: 26-Mar-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mchenja Bushcamp review

Mchenja was a real highlight of the trip...despite seeing significantly less game than from a safari vehicle, the feeling of viewing game on foot in such a remote location is very special.

The general wilderness, privacy and peacefulness of the location is unsurpassable. The relaxed intimate nature of the camp, friendly staff and exceptionally knowledgeable guides made our 4 nights stay a wonderful experience.

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The Firefinches from Kent
Arrived on: 26-Mar-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mchenja Bushcamp review

Mchenja was just perfect - everything that we had been told about it was so accurate. The location, size, staff, tents, food and above all the chance to go walking with people who cared about the ecosystem. It was just brilliant.

We could easily have stayed here for longer if it were not for the tedious necessity of having to to go back to UK and earn some money to be able to do it again some time really soon.

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The Hammerkops from Stoke
Arrived on: 16-Mar-2008 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Mchenja Bushcamp review

Again, a second visit to Mchenja which is indeed a lovely spot. Being on the river is brilliant of itself and for the viewing and access to the bush. To top it all we drifted downstream one morning watching a mother leopard and cub strolling along the river bank just a few hundred meters south of Mchenja. Levi led us on some excellent, informative and entertaining walkabouts in the bush which was great fun. Ditto the boat 'safaris' in and around the creeks. Levi is a fine guy and a fine guide.

Richard and Sue were lovely and attentive hosts for which thanks to you both. The camp itself is just great and so are the chefs who produce wonderful food especially considering where the camp is. Next trip we shall walkabout between camps.

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