Mchenja Bushcamp

Reviews of Mchenja Bushcamp

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Below are independent comments from 52 of our travellers who have visited Mchenja Bushcamp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs S from Surrey
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mchenja Bushcamp review

This Camp has everything and a great place to end our safari
Great to have river so close

Susie & Richard were excellent hosts
Again great experiences on our bush walks
Paul did a really good job as our Guide adding to all relayed by previous guides
Camisa was a great spotter as our Scout

Finally saw a Leopard - the icing on the cake

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A's and B's from Essex
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mchenja Bushcamp review

Well for me this was about as close as you can get to paradise on earth. Lovely tents with nice outside area for shower and loo - although a bit scary in the middle of the night! Richard and Susie were excellent hosts - really do their job well. Our guide was Lawrence (from Kapani) and was excellent as well.

We are into birds and cats and Lawrence could imitate most bird sounds and quite often would have 'conversations' with them as we went along. Food was outstanding given the remoteness of the camp.

It was very fitting that the last animal we saw just before we got back to camp at night was a leopard stalking an impala. It rounded off a beautiful experience.

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Mr & Mrs L from France
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mchenja Bushcamp review

Our second visit and despite the ravages of floods still an excellent camp with superb guiding from Levy who spent a great deal of time with the guests and was very attentive.

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Mr C from Canada
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mchenja Bushcamp review

All of the staff at this lodge were great - helpful and friendly. Excellent leopard and lion sightings, as well as all other expected wildlife. Guides were very knowledgeable and respectful for the welfare of the wildlife.

Meals were excellent.

I would love to visit this lodge again.

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Mr T - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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just possibly the lovliest setting, but close

Monica and Abel looked after me very well, and watching the leopard walking the sand bank is an abiding memory of this camp. All the camps had their own charm, but the setting for this one with the large trees and flowing water is lovely.

A great memory has to be the leopard up a tree, and getting bogged down near lions - I was amazed how little interest they took in all the activity so near to them.

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Mr W & friends from Hampshire
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mchenja Bushcamp review

This was probably the best camp we visited, Richard & Susie the hosts were most welcoming and took care of our every need.

The location - Stunning and accomodation 1st Class. Again the guides were top class, a camp to visit again I think.

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Mr G Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 26-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Back to the River for Mchenja Camp

Amazing can be the only word for the changes in environment witnessed throughout the initial three camps. Located on the banks of the river in a small Ebony grove are the beautiful lodges of Mchenja. Our ever extending list of wildlife only got fuller at this camp. Leopard walking through camp was one of the highlights.

A knowledgeable safari guide (Innocent) made our stay here all the more enjoyable. Each days expectations got bigger due to each being met and exceeded.

The food and service as per usual was spectacular, we couldn't ask for more, other than when is the Norman Carr cookbook being released?

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The Bushbucks - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mchenja Camp - a South Luangwa must

Like the other Norman Carr bushcamps, it would be hard to beat this for comfort and location and dedicated, hard-working and knowledgeable staff.

It's not far from Kaingo (a Shenton camp, also excellent) but we didn't feel that it was a mistake to spend time at both. If you're interested in birds, how could you resist a camp with a resident little banded goshawk? Amongst many other memorable moments, we stood in the camp and watched a lion, just across the river, jump on a hippo which then managed to escape its clutches.

Suzie and Rich deserve special mention as the best of hosts. Guding and scouting here were also as first rate as you could possibly wish.

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Mr N Southampton
Arrived on: 2-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mchenja Bushcamp review

Overall this was our favourite camp. The best room (including a bath!), the most attractive location, Richard and Suzy were pleasant hosts and Levi was an excellent guide who produced the best total of lions.

On the last evening when we were the only guests as a surprise they set up an initimate dinner for two on our room balcony with "champagne" and a private waiter.

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Bushcampers from Nottingham
Arrived on: 18-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful Ebony grove and chalets

Fantastic setting and great chalet, Una made use of the bath! Richard and Susi were very good hosts making us very welcome even doing a candle lit dinner for two when we were the only people in camp.

They also arranged an impromptu barbecue for us all on the river bank - great success. Levy the guide was as all guides excellent. We saw a pride of 5 male lions on a hippo kill surrounded by 30 odd vultures and 15 hyenas!

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