Mwamba Bushcamp

Reviews of Mwamba Bushcamp

Excellent(98%) From 74 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 74 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 VV- G from Belgium
Arrived on: 16-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mwamba Bushcamp review

Bush camp feeling is superb.
Small is surely beautiful !!

A very very dedicated and efficient camp manager ( Debbie )

Kennedy didn't leave a stone unturned to make our drives & walks a special experience.

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Mr & Mrs G from Stratford
Arrived on: 2-May-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The real Africa at Mwamba

We were made to feel welcome and at home immediately on arrival by camp manager Debbie and guide Patrick, together with their team. Whilst respecting our privacy and desire to experience the wildness of the South Luangwa, they expertly provided all the back up we needed to make our stay a totally unique experience and to get the very most out of our short visit.

Whilst the camp had only opened for the season the previous day, we could not have expected any better service or company. Debbie was a gem - we left after just two nights feeling we had made a real friend. Not only did she provide everything we needed and help us enjoy our surroundings to the full, but she adapted quickly to Richard's sense of humour (which can be an acquired taste!).

The chef and kitchen staff worked wonders to produce delicious food on the most basic of equipment - and the afternoon cakes were the lightest we have ever tasted!

Patrick, our guide,was such a mine of information about all the birds and animals - we learnt a huge amount and could really appreciate what we were seeing thanks to his amazing skills, knowledge and enthusiasm. Thank you Patrick for making our game drives better than we could ever have expected. Also thanks to Gideon, our scout, who reassured us when out on our walking safari and expertly wielded the spotlight during the night drives.

Our only comment would be that we would like to have been advised more on arrival about the inevitability of large animals in the camp at night. On our second night a male elephant came within feet of our chalet, and sounded as though he was going to munch his way right through the reed walls - which was quite a heart-stopping experience, and we were not sure quite when to panic and use the whistle - or run ! We did feel a little isolated in our chalet at this time, although assured next morning that had we needed to use the whistle our call would have been answered. We wanted to be in the midst of the wildlife, and the bushcamp was certainly the best experience we could have had, but having just arrived direct from UK and not being used to the behaviour of the animals, we feel a more detailed briefing might have been useful!

Otherwise, a phenomenal experience and one we would love to repeat in the future.

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Mr & Mrs S from Cambridge
Arrived on: 14-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mwamba Bushcamp review

Wow! We were the only guests, so it couldn't have been a more luxurious personalised experience.

With the assistance of our expert guides, wildlife viewing was excellent, whether from the vehicles, hides or when on walking safari.

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Mr & Mrs B - Somerset
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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In the bush at Mwamba

A small and intimate camp with a truly 'bush' feel. The wildlife viewing was fantastic, with elephants & lions seen from (and in!) the camp.

The traditional reed and thatch huts gave a feel of authenticity whilst still providing the necessary creature comforts.

Our guide, Patrick, was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly and made the most of each of the many wildlife encounters. The pleasant and attentive staff looked after us extremely well, we really enjoyed our time here.

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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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