Reviews of Mwamba Bushcamp
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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.Read more about the whole safari
Mwamba Bush Camp review
A very comfortable and interesting two days and nights at a camp which is perfectly located for game viewing, even when you are sitting outside your hut or having lunch. I liked the after-drive breakfasts very much.
Although the viewing was very much centred around the lions in the area we saw a great deal of the other wildlife with a wonderful walk to Kaingo Camp through the Fairy Tale Ebony Forest to finish off.
What a great little gem in the bush!
Ian and Gail do a terrific job -- with limited facilities. Experience shows!
Huts are terrific and stood up to close encounters with munching elephants. Everything we said about Kaingo applies here.
One night in the bush
We were pleased to have only spent one night at Mwamba. We were probably depressed at leaving Tena and too excited about seeing Derek and Jules at Kaingo to settle in properly.
The camp was wonderful, though the Caterer, Gale, came across as more of a guest than a member of staff. This is not a criticism, merely an observance.
Sausage tree at Mwamba
Many of the comments above for Kaingo apply here. Gail was a welcoming and attentive hostess (we caught her on her first day in the job!) Jimmy served us with a constant smile. Our accommodation (Sausage tree) was great being next to the hide and with a great view of the river bed.
A wonderful picnic lunch on the banks of the Luangwa was arranged for our last day (same spot as last year). The walks to (with Patrick) and from (with Ian) Mwamba were, as ever, very enjoyable - two good leopard sightings on the way back. Terry and Gideon again provided excellent scouting and spotting.