Reviews of Mchenja Bushcamp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
63 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Mchenja Bushcamp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"A fitting climax to the holiday"
We met Andrew our guide at Mchenja and again some wonderful walks and night drives, Andrew had an amazing knack for finding anything we wished to see from leopard to chameleon, three very special days at the end of our holiday." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
"Mchenja Bushcamp review"
Finally saw our first giraffe." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
"Away from the crowd"
In Mchenja, Charlotte and our guide John did a great job and we enjoyed very much this camp, where we met also other very nice guests, as also was the case in all the other camps.
John tried very hard to find a leopard, that we saw also during the transfer to Luwi. Night drives were really very interesting, with the opportunity to see the bush in complete different perspective: notturnal animals like civets, genets, porcupines, owls, but also the different behaviour of animals like impala, puku, etc.
Nice to hear, during the night, hippos "walking" around your tent, and other animals using the camp as their own territory: I think this is another feeling that can be met only in such places. Frogs in the camp liked to stay in the night in our bathroom and in our tent: but do not tell this to Lawrence........." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
"First visit to Mchenja"
Levy and Godfrey were excellent guides and made every game drive an experience to savour and remember. We learnt so much from them and enjoyed their enthusiasm and humour. Bird life was superb and there were several leopard sightings, lots of monitor lizards as well as all the more usual animals. Great to see so many baby impalas.
The room was comfortable and well-equipped with an excellent shower but the absence of mosquito nets made for uncomfortable nights. The mesh covering the windows was not sufficient to keep out even the larger insects which came in through other gaps. We realise it was our choice to come at a time when insects were most prolific but nets would have helped.
The plunge pool was less than inviting, with a variety of dead creatures floating in it!!
Thankyou to the whole team for looking after us and giving us a memorable experience." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
"Luxury in the bush"
Good walks with lots of little details and track interpretation.
Enjoyed listening to Pel's Fishing Owl in the evening." See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia
"Luxuriant safari at Mchenja"
All the staff were very friendly and helpful, but special mention of Levy and Mindy, who were both great fun and made sure our stay was perfect. Levy put in lots of effort to track down whatever we asked him for, the leopard being our obvious favourite. The only improvement I could suggest is for there to be more light in the chitenje in the evenings that doesn't rely on candles; very dark when it was windy." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia
"Wonderful game at Mchenja."
The camp lived up to all expectations, lovely setting, great food and extremely helpful hosts and guides. The rooms were of and excellent standard and it was fun sharing the shower with a number of tree frogs! The only comment we would make was ,unlike the other two camps there were no mosquito nets over the bed and we got bitten where as we hadn't at the other two.
A great camp which we would definitely visit again!" See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia
"A truly magical setting on the river"
We saw more hippo every day than you would think possible and on the second night whils drinking pre-dinner cocktails we were captivated by the deep and resonous sound of a lion roaring on the opposite bank - I'm sure the sound carried for miles.
Once again, the game drives were brilliant - Lawrence and his spotter were clearly top of the class compared to some of the guides from other camps - where he went others followed!
Our bush breakfast was a complete surprise and an absolute treat as was our special sundowner locations and candlelit settings - very romantic." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia; 6n in Malawi
"Mchenja Bushcamp review"
Very knowledgeable and active guides but game was sparse around the camp area so that it was necessary to drive further to see a variety of animals. The immediate terrain was not exciting.
Food good with some recipe highlights." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
"Total luxury at Mchenja"
Every walk and night drive produced new game and bird sightings, plus lots of knowledge of tracking and habitat passed on by our fantastic guide Lawrence. If we were to choose our favourite guide (which is difficult) it would be Lawrence. Lawrence was very informative whatever we saw, and exceptionally easy to get on with. Our hostess, Mindy, again was our favourite, nothing was too much trouble, very easy to talk to, very relaxing atmosphere.
The leopard kill was exciting, from watching her crawling along a ditch to approach the impala, picking out a rather large male, to making the kill was unbelievable." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
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