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.
Ms G - Lincolnshire
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Mwamba Bush Camp review

Mwamba was all that a bush camp should be and it exceeded my already high expectations at all levels except for one slight reservation.

The camp is well laid out and the rooms were of a high standard. The camp had a well situated photographic hide which provided a good lunchtime activity while again food seemed to come from all directions all the time although they did tailor this once I had made it clear that I did not want extra biscuits and cakes between meals.

The manager was extremely good and did everything to make it as great a stay as possible.

My only slight negative comment would be that the guide was only average. Due to personal bereavements the normal guides were not available so they brought in another guide for my stay. He was okay but clearly not of the same standard as other guides on the trip.

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Mr & Mrs A - Nottinghamshire
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mwamba Bush Camp review

A beautiful small and secluded bush camp in a wonderful game viewing area, but not for the first time traveller or the faint- hearted. You really are in the middle of nature with many animals walking through camp at all times but especially during the night. the reed and thatch chalets were wonderful and with there only being three, it is a really special experience.

One unit in particular (sausage) which is on the edge of the camp is regularly visited during the night by elephants standing on their back legs and shaking the tree above you to get to the fruit and flowers. We must make mention of our guide Patrick who was both charming and very knowledgeable. A person we shall not forget.

This is not forgetting Zimba who served the wonderful food, played the drums and who permanently had a smile on his face. If you are reasonably fit we would strongly recommend that you walk to and from this camp from Kaingo.

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Ms F from Maine, USA
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mwamba Bush Camp review

Of the two camps this was my favorite; small intimate and personal. Annabelle and Patrick had the rare combination of personal interaction and attention to detail that made for a perfect first time safari experience for a solo travelor. Patricks knowledge of the wildlife, environment and willingness to teach is extraordinary. Zimba played great tunes on the drums, what memories!!

It was also great to have Derek as a driving guide our first night and then as a walking guide to Mwamba.
I had some worries about running out of film; Gail and Annabelle went the second mile in arragning with camp staff who were traveling to Lusaka to get extra film for me. Thankyou so very much to all those who assisted with this!

I could not have asked or dreamed of a better experience.

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Mr and Mrs B - Buckinghamshire
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Back to nature at Mwamba

A really "back to the bush" experience - the rooms were comfortable and the quality of the service was first rate.

I would particularly rate the "bush lunch" we enjoyed - with a whole herd of elephants. The guide and scout were top class and we felt completely safe with them - even when walking up to lions.

The camp hostess could not have done more to make us all feel at home - our stay was too short we could have done with a week!

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Mr.C. from Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great time at Mwamba Bushcamp our 2nd visit

This was our second visit and it has not changed thank goodness. It is a simple camp and makes you feel close to the bush.

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Night Herons from Surrey
Arrived on: 12-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Excellent start to our honeymoon!

I loved the fact that half of the roof was netting which meant we could lie in bed and look up at the moon and trees. I thought it gave a great feeling of being close to nature. I also liked the impermanence of the camp - the fact that it is rebuilt every season means it is natural and made out of local materials. I also thought that the location of the camp by the Mwamba river was great as it meant that, for example, one lunch time we were joined by 9 giraffes on the other side of the river and another time baboons came right into camp.

The local staff were truly hospitable and friendly - we could have asked for better. I thought that though very new to the job, Annabelle was an excellent hostess - charming, helpful and sociable in all the right amounts. The quantity and quality of the game on show was also superb. Mayam was a fantastic guide who knew the area like the back of his hand.

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The Bushbucks - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Mwamba Camp - great place

We had the privilege to be the only couple here with the senior guide Patrick, who has worked with the Shentons for over 15 years. He is the most delightful person as well as being extraordinarily gifted as a guide.

Even with a full camp, it would feel exclusive and quiet and relatively remote.

We had one of the most remarkable night-drives one could imagine, with everything from leopards and lions to genets and hyenas and mongoose and owls and nightjars.

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Mr and Mrs K from London
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mwamba Bush Camp review

Wow! What can I say - absolutely amazing bush camp - utterly enchanting! It felt like we were in the middle of nowhere. Really small, really intimate, with the nicest staff and atmosphere you could possibly imagine - truly unique! See above re our guide and game in this area - fantastic!

We saw everything we could possibly want and more. it actually became a joke, because whatever we asked for, our guide found! On the last evening, we joked with him that we wanted to see a leopard kill, with hyenas circling the leopard, and then lions coming after the lot of them - guess what - it happened!!

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The Lechwes from West Sussex
Arrived on: 30-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Superb location

Great location. Superb camp. We were looked after well. Patrick is a good guide.

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Ms S Southampton
Arrived on: 23-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Camp fire chats at Mwamba

Mwamba is a smaller camp to Kaingo but more intimate. Gail was a good host and had some great stories to tell. Ian, our guide, was knowledgeable and on both nights I was there found us a lion kill to watch on the night drive. Food was excellent and I enjoyed the chats afterwards by the campfire.

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