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Mchenja Bushcamp
Mchenja Bushcamp
Mchenja Bushcamp
Mchenja Bushcamp
Mchenja Bushcamp
Mchenja Bushcamp
Mchenja Bushcamp
Mchenja Bushcamp

Reviews of Mchenja Bushcamp

Wildlife sightings and reviews

66 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

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Jun-2018, 12 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Mchenja Bushcamp.
Lion

100% success

Leopard

100% success

Wild dog

30% success

Elephant

100% success

Hippo

100% success

Spotted Hyena

100% success

Giraffe

91% success

Zebra

91% success

Buffalo

90% success

Wildebeest

45% success

Eland

18% success

Roan antelope

10% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Sable antelope

0% success

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Duration
Arrival date
Mr G
Oxfordshire

"Back to the River for Mchenja Camp"

1 night Arrived 26 Aug 2008
"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?" See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
The Bushbucks
Oxon

"Mchenja Camp - a South Luangwa must"

2 nights Arrived 6 Aug 2008
"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." See all these reviews: 15n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr N
Southampton

"Mchenja Bushcamp review"

2 nights Arrived 2 Jul 2008
"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." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Bushcampers
UK

"Wonderful Ebony grove and chalets"

2 nights Arrived 18 Jun 2008
"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!" See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
The Firefinches
Kent

"Mchenja Bushcamp review"

3 nights Arrived 26 Mar 2008
"Mchenja was just perfect - everything that we had been told about it was so accurate. The location, size, staff, tents, food and above all the chance to go walking with people who cared about the ecosystem. It was just brilliant.

We could easily have stayed here for longer if it were not for the tedious necessity of having to to go back to UK and earn some money to be able to do it again some time really soon." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Wild dogs
Kinross

"Mchenja Bushcamp review"

3 nights Arrived 26 Mar 2008
"Mchenja was a real highlight of the trip...despite seeing significantly less game than from a safari vehicle, the feeling of viewing game on foot in such a remote location is very special.

The general wilderness, privacy and peacefulness of the location is unsurpassable. The relaxed intimate nature of the camp, friendly staff and exceptionally knowledgeable guides made our 4 nights stay a wonderful experience." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
The Hammerkops
Stoke

"Mchenja Bushcamp review"

4 nights Arrived 16 Mar 2008
"Again, a second visit to Mchenja which is indeed a lovely spot. Being on the river is brilliant of itself and for the viewing and access to the bush. To top it all we drifted downstream one morning watching a mother leopard and cub strolling along the river bank just a few hundred meters south of Mchenja. Levi led us on some excellent, informative and entertaining walkabouts in the bush which was great fun. Ditto the boat 'safaris' in and around the creeks. Levi is a fine guy and a fine guide.

Richard and Sue were lovely and attentive hosts for which thanks to you both. The camp itself is just great and so are the chefs who produce wonderful food especially considering where the camp is. Next trip we shall walkabout between camps." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia; 4n in Malawi
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs Lion
Maine

"Exciting time at Mchenja"

3 nights Arrived 9 Mar 2008
"Of the dozen or so places we visited on our holiday, this was one of our favorites and we'd return again.

Our outstanding guide Sam was knowledgeable about the immediate area, Zambia as a whole and other African countries as well. We liked the walking safaris, especially as we had spent the better part of the previous 3 weeks sitting in vehicles. On one walk we saw a large colony of storks; on another we found a hyena in its den and observed numerous elephants at close range. The boat trips were a pleasant change, too, especially the one wandering through a channel under ebony trees.

The food was creative and delicious. I may have eaten some meat that had been at room temperature, so to speak, for a couple of hours on a safari as I was a little ill the morning after leaving Mchenja. C'est la vie.

How about moving the employees' footpath to the boat landing farther from the back of the tent?

The plunge pool was too dark to be inviting.

Sam can be found at Luwi Bushcamp during the dry season and we think it would be enjoyable to stay with him there." See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia; 9n in Botswana; 6n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mrs V
Cornwall

"A beautiful bushcamp for the adventurous"

3 nights Arrived 20 Feb 2008
"We thought the camp staff tried really hard to ensure that we had a good experience.

The guides were very client aware and expert.

There was a good team spirit in the camp, which became evident when circumstances called for everyone to pull together." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia; 6n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr Firefinch
UK

"The Joys of Walking in the Bush"

2 nights Arrived 30 Oct 2007
"Our walk to Mchenja and subsequent walks and drives while staying there provided much more to interest us. We particularly enjoyed the walks – following fresh giraffe tracks and droppings and eventually sighting the giraffe and observing elephants at close quarters in the bush, particularly a mother suckling its three year old infant, were memorable experiences.

Mchenja is delightfully situated in a grove of large ebony trees next to the Luangwa River. The chalets were very attractive and luxurious and the hospitality was great, almost too much so as we were almost joined for brunch in the bar area by an elephant keen to share our meal!" See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
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