Reviews of Mwaleshi Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
48 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Mwaleshi Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Unique safari experience"
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!" See all these reviews: 8n in Zanzibar; 7n in Zambia
"Mlaweshi - safari at it’s best "
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." See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
"Rivercrossing on foot location: great!"
Location on the Mwaleshi river with entertaining wildlife. Happy to meet Heather and Steven again.
Marvellous food, first class service." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
"Mwaleshi Camp review"
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!" See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
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." See all these reviews: 19n in Zambia
"Mwaleshi Camp review"
Our guide, Steven, was awesome!
Truly an experience to be repeated!" See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia; 3n in Zimbabwe
"Three Nights a Mwaleshi in Late June"
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." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia; 7n in Botswana
"As amazing as the first time"
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." See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
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