Mwaleshi Camp

Reviews of Mwaleshi Camp

Excellent(98%) From 49 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 49 of our travellers who have visited Mwaleshi Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs S from London
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Unique safari experience

Mwaleshi's walking safaris offer a truly unique and magical safari experience. The camp is just the right side of rustic - authentic and comfortable bush living in a beautiful setting on the banks of the Mwaleshi river. An afternoon dip in the river with a glass of wine is an absolute must!

The guides and camp staff are exceptional - some of the most friendly and knowledgeable we've met anywhere on our travels. It's obvious how much they truly care about their guests. Chef James turns out delicious lunches and dinners (fresh salads, grilled meats, chicken satays), exactly the kind of thing you fancy after several hours of bush walks. We moved on to another camp afterwards and wished we could have had Chef James with us!

If you're up for an adventure on foot and interested in experiencing a totally different kind of safari, we highly recommend Mwaleshi. You'll get closer to the animals than you think -- and that's a pretty incredible feeling!

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Mrs S. from Zürich
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mlaweshi - safari at it’s best

It‘s a privilege to be allowed to spend a time in this beautiful and remote place. Brent and Heather went out of their way to accommodate all our wishes (even the unspoken ones). We were driven to different places by car and walked from there to have various sightings. The explanations of Brent were mindful and very deep. The setting on the river, the sun downer places chosen with much diligence and on the drive back to Camp a Chameleon picked from a bush - we can’t choose what we liked most.

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Two Travellers from UK
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mwaleshi review

We had the great privilege of having Mwaleshi to ourselves for the duration of our stay and we loved everything about it.

The setting on the river, the sheer remoteness, and as with Chikoko, the sense of total immersion in the bush was beyond special and something which will stay with us for a very long time. It was a real delight to get to know both our lovely host Heather and our guide Stephen, with whom we had great thrill of seeing lions on foot.

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Mr & Mrs VV-G from Belgium
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Rivercrossing on foot location: great!

just as we knew and expected: perfect!

Location on the Mwaleshi river with entertaining wildlife. Happy to meet Heather and Steven again.

Marvellous food, first class service.

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Mr & Mrs C from E Sussex
Arrived on: 20-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mwaleshi Camp review

We much enjoyed Mwaleshi.

We have marked all the "aspects" as excellent (here and for Takwela) - some might consider that this is too generous BUT given the location of these camps and the fact that one is in the bush, we feel that it is well justified.

If others arrive expecting swimming pools etc then they will be disappointed!

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D & S from NZ
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Riverside retreat

Mwaleshi has the distinction of being able/required to walk across the river to the camp, though they were expecting a truck to be able to cross soon. It was pleasant to be able to access the river as well as overlook it, as that section lacked the normal wildlife that prevents such behaviour.

Again we enjoyed the walking safaris, seeing kudu, warthog, impala, puku, buffalo, Cookson's wildebeest, numerous birds and keeping out of the way of elephants we'd watched crossing the river. We saw some rhino dung near the camp, but it wasn't fresh.

We particularly enjoyed a couple of occasions of sitting quietly at waterholes, just watching the normal interactions of mongooses, impala, squirrels, hippos and various birds.

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Mrs F. from Dallas
Arrived on: 10-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mwaleshi Camp review

We could not have asked for more convivial camps! We stayed at Tafika, Chikkoko, Crocodile and Mawleshi camps, and all camps were very comfortable with a friendly, welcoming, and efficient staff.
Our guide, Steven, was awesome!
Truly an experience to be repeated!

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Mr T from Salt Lake City
Arrived on: 27-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Three Nights a Mwaleshi in Late June

A very "real" and remote bush camp with an excellent guide (Alex).

We were a group of six. We didn't learn until we arrived at the Mfuwe Airport that we would need to split up into groups of three to fly to the camp in the camp's one airplane. We arrived at Mfuwe just before noon and the second group of three didn't get to the camp until about 4:30 p.m. To access the camp, we waded across the shallow Mwaleshi River which was not difficult.

Saw huge groups of hippos at the confluence of the Mwaleshi and Luangwa Rivers. On a driving safari, we found a pride of lions on the edge of the Mwaleshi River. Most were on the far bank but two females were on our side of the river, and they casually rejoined the rest of the pride by walking across the fairly shallow river. A memorable sighting.

Tafika was very helpful in facilitating our transfer from Mwaleshi to Mwamba via Tafika.

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Mr & Mrs D from Cambridge
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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As amazing as the first time

So peaceful and remote, an African paradise.

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Ms P from London
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Very special

It's a bit of a trek to get to North Luangwa, but definitely worth the effort.

The walking here is always special, and this time was no exception, with elephants, wild dogs and a pride of lions including two impressive males and six cubs ranging from 2-6 months. Mwaleshi itself is just lovely - the lighting in the chalets has been upgraded, but it is largely unchanged and perfect for it.

Next year Remote Africa will be opening a small camp near the confluence that will offer driving safaris; I will be interested to hear how that progresses.

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