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Kuthengo Camp
Kuthengo Camp
Kuthengo Camp
Kuthengo Camp
Kuthengo Camp
Kuthengo Camp
Kuthengo Camp
Kuthengo Camp
Kuthengo Camp

Reviews of Kuthengo Camp

Wildlife sightings and reviews

3 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Kuthengo Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Jul-2018, 3 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Kuthengo Camp.
Lion

67% success

Cheetah

0% success

Elephant

100% success

Hippo

100% success

Sable antelope

100% success

Roan antelope

67% success

Eland

33% success

Aardvark

0% success

Black Rhino

0% success

Buffalo

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Spotted Hyena

0% success

Wildebeest

0% success

Zebra

0% success

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Arrival date
Mr & Mrs A
Surrey

"Wonderful location at Kuthengo Camp"

3 nights Arrived 3 Oct 2019
"A small tented camp in a wonderful location, with excellent game watching over the river from the tent and from the communal facilities. The camp is reached by boat following an arduous journey along a very poor road.

The tents were very well equipped, with an outdoor shower, with game sitting just outside.

The management were away during half of our visit, but the staff were excellent in running the camp on their own. We were the only guests for 2 of our 3 nights stay, giving us a wonderful experience. A lovely pool for cooling off.

The food was very good and as usual in Africa, too much was available.

Some good game viewing with an excellent guide, although the black rhino remained elusive. Wonderful boat rides along the Shire River, with great viewing of elephant and colourful birds. No walking was offered.

Requested Sightings: See below There are currently no Giraffe in the Park

Other Sightings: Spotted Eagle Owl, Bushbuck, Genet, Buffalo, Waterbuck, White tailed mongoose, Kudu, Liechtenstein Hartebeest, Reedbuck, Zebra, many interesting birds." See all these reviews: 16n in Malawi
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Elephant

6 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Lion

1 sighting

Sable antelope

3 sightings

Peter & Helenka
UK

"Great staff but needs organising"

4 nights Arrived 15 Jul 2018
"The location does not seem to have been thought out well tents very exposed and I would imagine will flood in rainy season. It rained when we were there and the paths got very sticky taking lots of dirt into dining areas and lodges. The game dives were well organised and Stanley was a fantastic gide even taking us out at night as an extra just to see a lion. The local staff brilliant and the food was lovely even soup on a particularly cold day.

The manger and his partner were rarely seen and were conspicuous by there absence most of the time. They did not even turn out at the end of drives or to say goodbye. The rest of the staff did. Such a contrast to the previous lodge

The family tent is not well designed with only one toilet in the main tent but none in the children's. They had to get out of bed unzip the door and then walk across a raised but open walk way and then unzip our tent and go to our toilet. Teenage girls need bathroom and toilet facilities on hand. The one time we spoke to the lodge manager and asked for a move produced prompt response and the girls were moved to a tent of their own.

The weather was poor and the loges and dining areas had to have there walls secured hence there was often no view.

Overall fantastic staff and guides but a rather soulless place made worse by inattentive managers." See all these reviews: 12n in Malawi; 3n in Mozambique
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Poor
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Poor
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Poor
Sightings Report

Eland

3 sightings

Elephant

6 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Lion

1 sighting

Roan antelope

Multiple sightings

Sable antelope

Multiple sightings

The Sand Martins
Oxon

"New bush camp by the Shire River"

4 nights Arrived 7 Jul 2018
"Kuthengo is a new RPS bush camp that had opened only 2 months before our visit. The four tents and the camp enjoy a splendid location with wide-ranging views of the Shire river. We liked the style of the tents - elegant bush camping with modern touches. Each tent has a decking area with excellent views, ideal for bird watching.

We enjoyed dining under the stars with the other guests and the camp managers Jason and Steegan, followed by sessions around the camp fire. The food was ok, although breakfast was very limited. Lunch and dinner were ok, but (especially at dinner) portions were on the small side.

Whilst we were there for 4 nights, the camp had only 1 safari vehicle and 1 guide, for potentially up to 10 guests. Fortunately, there were never more than 2 other guests during our stay, so this did not become a problem for us. The boat for river safaris was also out of action. However, Jason arranged for a boat from another Lodge to enable us to have a morning river safari. The birdlife along the river was spectacular.

The mopane woodland of the Liwonde National Park has more open areas than the Majete NP, so that it was better for wildlife photography than Majete. However, animal density was often rather low, but we had some marvellous sightings of large herds of both sable and roan antelopes, and a 50-strong herd of elephants. It is unrealistic to expect to see big cats or rhinos in Liwonde.

The travel time between Kuthengo and Blantyre airport is 4 hours, even with a very fast driver." See all these reviews: 9n in Malawi
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Average
Sightings Report

Elephant

5 sightings

Hippo

8 sightings

Roan antelope

2 sightings

Sable antelope

2 sightings

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