Mwamba Bushcamp

Reviews of Mwamba Bushcamp

Excellent(99%) From 70 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 70 of our travellers who have visited Mwamba Bushcamp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs S from Chichester
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Possibly our best camp ever.....

We loved everything about this camp and are struggling to think of one we've preferred in Africa (and we've been to a lot of camps over the years).

As at Kaingo, the staff are all excellent and genuinely welcoming. Patrick is a truly exceptional guide, combining an infectious enthusiasm, enormous experience and a lovely, quiet sense of humour. The camp is away from the main river but overlooks a tributary with some water and has a charm of its own.

We also saw lots of game. For example, we were walking there from Kaingo but the scout, Gideon, spotted lion en route. With Patrick, we followed them to their kill and afterwards radioed for a lift as we'd diverted a long way off route! The excitement continued as we witnessed a lion pride ambush 200 yards on one side of the camp and, at another time, leopard sparring over his kill with hyena a similar distance on the otherside. With elephant walking through the camp and creating some havoc for the staff, there's almost no need to leave on drives....

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Ms T & Mr D - London
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mwamba Bushcamp review

We loved Mwamba bushcamp, and we especially liked arriving on foot.

The rooms are perfect, with amazing open air bathrooms. We liked the fact that the camp is small, yet with open views on the dry river.

The guiding was excellent, and we observed a leopard eating its prey. Thanks to our great guide, we also got a feeling of how it amazingly fits together.

The cooking was fabulous, and the only suggestion would be to have a few more of those delicious cookies and salads for hungrier stomachs.

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Mr & Mrs W from Surrey
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mwamba Bushcamp experience

If this is camping .....!

How did they make all those amazing meals with those kitchen facilities?

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Mr H from Bristol
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mwamba Bushcamp review

Exciting place to stay - altho the elephants in camp at night rather nerve-wracking.

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Mr & Mrs S from Harrogate
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mwamba Bushcamp review

Food was amazing and guides very enthusiastic

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Mr & Mrs H from Bedford
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Mwamba Bushcamp review

Thanks to Ian and Patrick this is a great place. Showing the importance of hands-on management and professional guides.

The rooms are certainly to be commanded, particularly when comparing with the main camp (Kaingo) and Patrick is a first class guide. He made a superb pair with the scout whose name we don't remember.

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Ms C from Italy
Arrived on: 10-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mwamba Bush Camp review

Lovely bush camp, with a lot of game around and through it, great!

Excellent walks and game drives.

Thanks to everybody for the unforgettable stay.

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Dr and Mrs B - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mwamba Bush Camp

A superbly located small bush camp located on the banks of the (in October) dry Mwamba river. Josh and his team did a fantastic job of delivering absolutely first rate service in challenging circumstances - elephant came through camp two out of the three nights we were there, the first night demolishing part of the kitchen, and the third night trashing our shower, and for good measure, the kitchen again. How he kept his humour, we'll never know!

Patrick was an absolutely superlative guide - extremely knowlegeable, always friendly and good humoured, and with an ability to spot anything. That leopard sighting in the tree still makes our hearts race. Gideon was a great spotter. The in-house hide is fabulous - located overlooking a small pumped water pool, and attracting a lot of wildlife; a very tranquil location to catch up after breakfast on the photo downloads and back-ups while waiting for activity.

We were particularly lucky to be sharing the camp with just one other delightful couple for the first two nights, although we could guess the intimacy could be a little more challenging with less enchanting guests. One small note - our chalet was located under the branches of a fig tree. The baboons took great delight in pelting us with figs while showering, and it was probably the abundance of figs that encouraged the elephants to visit around 1am in the morning. The other two chalets did not appear to be affected.

Patrick - if you read this - thank you for sharing in your "little piece of paradise". And Jsoh - for a first time Africa hand, you did a fabulous job. Again, if the scale went above "Excellent" Mwamba would receive even higher marks.

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Mr & Mrs H - Hampshire
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Heaven with flies

Mwamba means heaven and this place was certainly that, Josh the Manager had moved from Kaingo the day before we did and did a splendid job during our stay at the camp, the setting is so peaceful with lots of sightings in and around the camp.

Maen was our guide for the majority of the trips out from the camp and did a fantastic job, one morning drive started with elephants and zebras, moved onto eight lions hunting two buffalo which they failed to bring down (buffalos can really run when they need to) then morning tea at the elephant crossing, all seen in perfect light which gave opportunity of fantastic photos.

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Mr & Mrs L from Bath
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 6 nights
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Mwamba Bush Camp review

Excellent guiding and very welcoming staff. Camp is informal and relaxing and one feels at home immediately.

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