Mwamba Bushcamp

Reviews of Mwamba Bushcamp

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Below are independent comments from 113 of our travellers who have visited Mwamba Bushcamp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Ms S - London
Arrived on: 16-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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The best at Mwamba

This camp was very special, we loved it here, our guide Andrew was very special and Craig and Lindsey were wonderful, we had 3 nights here but wished we could have stayed longer, Thankyou for such a great time.

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Mr and Mrs M from Bath
Arrived on: 15-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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We Love Mwamba Bushcamp!

We loved our stay at Mwamba Bushcamp. It's rustic, relaxed and surrounded by wildlife. Elephants peering over the bathroom wall, the sound of lions and a great hide for lunchtime entertainment.

Eve, Lyndie and Craig were superb hosts and the food was excellent. Superb work by the chef (Zacks).

We really enjoyed having a single guide for our stay in the camp - allowing us to build up a relationship with our guide Andrew. The game drives were excellent - we saw lots of wildlife (16 members of the Mwamba/Kaingo pride), great photographic opportunities and we loved the locations for morning coffee and sundowners. Andrew was a great guide - enthusiastic and committed, good company, informative and gave us a welcome window into Zambian life.

We'll be back!

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Mr & Mrs B from Dersingham
Arrived on: 10-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Mwamba - rustic but not roughing it!

The location of Mwamba gives it a truly remote feeling, where the boundaries between natural bush and the camp are very blurred. The four reed and thatch chalets are well hidden under the trees with spacious open-air bathrooms. Plentiful hot water for the shower and hand basin are provided by a bucket system, which can be requested on demand, or delivered at a set time. The provision of electric charging points for camera batteries etc is a welcome new feature.

Eating and drinking in the open air - be it breakfast, brunch or dinner - is a joy.

All the staff are friendly and helpful. On this visit our guide Andrew Mweetwa showed once again his superb knowledge and bushcraft, and was excellent company. Managers Craig and Lindy were very attentive, and Craig's helpful pointers in the hide were very much appreciated.

The high point of our stay was our first-ever sighting of African wild dogs, Andrew came back from a game drive to fetch us from the camp (where we had elected to stay one morning for an extended hide visit) in order to find them. Great service indeed!

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Daniela and Matthias from Munich
Arrived on: 29-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Heaven on earth at Mwamba

Mwamba is for us a magical place. Extremely remote, very peaceful and so unspoiled, that you feel very thankful to be guest of this gem and its beautiful nature. Of course you find wildlife in and around the camp in abundance. For people they are afraid that they may have wildlife in their room, Mwamba is maybe not the right camp.
We do love the hide "Last waterhole". We could sit their for hours.
Guiding and hosting here is on the highest level. Fantastic!

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Mr and Miss S from Wimbledon, London
Arrived on: 19-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Remote but comfortable camp

Any concerns that this bushcamp might be too spartan were misplaced. It may have helped that we had stayed first at the main camp, Kaingo, before moving to the bushcamp, but the chalet was comfortable and apprehension over the outside but enclosed bathroom facilities was unnecessary - it was fun showering and washing under the open sky.

As at Kaingo the guides were excellent and we enjoyed numerous sightings of leopards, lions and ellies. An advantage of the small number of chalets and hence guests was the intimacy of the camp and we felt that we really got to know the very entertaining guides and the lovely hosts, Craig and Lindi, over the excellent meals. Dinner was a treat.

The hides overlooking the waterhole were a good bonus as they were just a very short walk away in the intense midday and afternoon heat. We saw ellies drinking and spraying water on their backs from just a few feet away.

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Mr & Mrs C - Manchester
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Fantastic time at Mwamba (again!)

This was the third time we have stayed at Kaingo and Mwamba and unbelievably each time excellence has been improved and exceeded our expectations.

Craig and Linda excelled when adverse weather conditions visited. The guiding food and accommodation are second to none.

We cannot recommend Kaingo and Mwamba camp highly enough.

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Mr & Mrs L from Bath
Arrived on: 10-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Mwamba Bushcamp review

We walked to the bush camp. This walk was very welcome after sitting and eating for three days and four nights at the main camp.

Sly was an excellent guide and went out of his way to accommodate us and all our needs.

The bush camp was almost the same as we rembered from our last visit. My only adverse comment is that there should be more rush mats in the shower area as the mud floors are difficult to deal with.

The leopard sightings were wonderful at both camps. I can't think of any other place were one can see some many leopard as well as so many baby elephants, every herd had several babies some just born.

The Hide at this camp was very good for spending spare time in as it is on site and accessable any time of the day. Very close up viewing of game and many birds.

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Mr & Mrs F from Surrey
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Small remote Bushcamp with superb hide

What a wonderful way to finish our holiday. Lovely small camp with back to nature simplicity. Fantastic hide overlooking waterhole and wonderful opportunities for close up photos.

Craig and Lyndie were welcoming and attentive managers. All the staff were excellent. It was good to have our excellent guide Noelle who came with us from Kaingo.

We had great game and bird viewings and the highlight was the wild dogs and their 4 month old pups and a wonderful sighting of a Pel’s Fishing owl which we had been looking for during numerous trips to Africa over the last 30 years

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Mr. & Mrs K - Surrey
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mwamba Bushcamp review

Such a brilliant idea of David Shenton to build a bush camp which is taken down late October and rebuilt every year.

Small camp which works so well - bucket showers (hot and cold mixes) arrive to order and animals wander through the camp which is not fenced so lots of noises in the night! The hide is such an amazing attraction (you can just walk to it whenever you feel like it - divided into 3 sections and wonderful to just sit and watch the game come down and drink, roll in the mud, etc. Great bird life there too.

Noelle accompanied us and we had fantastic sightings of wild dogs and their pups in their den on two occasions - very special as only 3000 left in the world. Saw the pups chasing vultures, adults regurgitating food for pups after hunting and just enjoyed watching them play - so very privileged.

Loved our night drives and always saw genet and civet and of course leopards with kills in trees.

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Ms B from Cambridge, MA
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mwamba Bush Camp Review

The camp itself is lovely. We overlooked what was then a dry river bed which led to "the last water hole,” so we could see lots of animals both leaving and arriving at the hole just by sitting outside our chalet. The camp is managed by a wonderful couple, Craig and Lindy, who were very knowledgeable, personable and attentive to all our needs.

As with Kaingo, the food was fantastic, all the more wonderful from having been prepared in a bush camp. Patrick continued to be our guide, and we thoroughly enjoyed our walks and game drives with him. Special mention needs to be made about “the last waterhole.” We had a wonderful time watching scores of buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, impala, and elephants coming down for a drink, sometimes one group right after another. And the birds were just as interesting.

And, now that we're home, we can see what's going on at the hide by viewing their webcam.

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