Mwamba Bushcamp

Reviews of Mwamba Bushcamp

Excellent(99%) From 125 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 125 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 T from Salt Lake City
Arrived on: 1-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Three Nights at Mwamba in Early July

Abundant wildlife. Excellent location. Excellent guides.

A stunning sighting of herds of eland, wildebeest, and zebra together and a large breeding herd of roan antelope.

A bush camp that is taken down at the beginning of the rainy season and rebuilt in May of the following year!

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F family from Sherborne
Arrived on: 24-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Remote, wonderful Mwamba Bushcamp.

Like walking into an Edgar Rice Burroughs novel. A love of wild nature embodies this place and we loved it. It's taken down and rebuilt every year in traditional materials and is perfectly in keeping with its surroundings and most comfortable!

There is a good emphasis on photography: a photographers' hide overlooks a water hole on site from which I saw an elephant (I needed a wide angle to take the picture he was so close), and numerous birds and impala, and there are other hides a short drive away to visit. The open vehicles allow for unrestricted viewing and come equipped with camera pods for long lenses to rest on. The game drives and our walking safari rendered numerous sightings, with Andrew identifying sounds and tracking with expertise.

Lots of leopard, hyenas, lion (+ cubs), giraffe, Cookson's wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, mongoose, kudu and an eland. Plentiful bird sightings: fish eagles, hawks, vultures, storks, heron, ibis, snake eagles, Egyptian geese, lilac breasted rollers, blue eared starlings, love birds, ground hornbills and guinea fowl - wonderful! The night safaris allowed for late returns with sundowners supplied for the photogenic sunset stops.

My only recommendation would be to consider red filtering the night safari lights (photos easily corrected in a software programme) and I've found the animals don't seem to notice the lights as much. My thanks to our excellent hostess, Yvonne, and her attentive staff who on our penultimate night went to the trouble of preparing a romantic supper for us on a viewing platform lit up with candles and torches - a lot of work much appreciated.

Glorious experiences!

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Mr & Mrs M from Bath
Arrived on: 21-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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We love Mwamba Bushcamp!

This was our second visit to Mwamba - we loved it last time - and it was even better this time. The accommodation is both rustic and comfortable and you get a real feel that you are in the bush - visiting elephants, returning pythons. monkeys, baboons and the sound of roaring lions. Yvonne was an excellent and entertaining host and, as last year, the food provided in bush conditions was excellent.

We were also going to stay at the sister camp Kaingo so we chose to get away from the river routes and go inland while at Mwamba. This provided good sitings of Buffalo, Wildebeest and Eland and we were fortunate to follow the Mwamba-Kaingo pride over a two day period as they pursued a head of Buffalo. We had Sylvester (Sly) as our guide and benefitted from his deep understanding of the wildlife and his uncanny ability to predict its behaviour!

Shenton Safaris offer the opportunity to walk between Mwamba and Kaingo and we would recommend this option - we saw plenty of game - including the Mwambe-Kaingo pride - a different experience when on foot - and we may have walked off some off the excellent food!

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Ms P from London
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Still a favourite after all these years...

Six years after my first visit, and Mwamba is still one my favourite camps in Africa: South Luangwa's unbeatable game density and a remote, intimate bush camp is a winning combination. The camp itself has benefited from a gentle face-lift making it lovelier than ever: Craig and Lindie, who have managed the camp for three years, deserve much credit for their work.

Chalets now have charging stations of their own (as well as a fan, which I didn't use) but haven't lost their rustic allure. Sly was, once again, a reliably strong guide with a nose for leopards (we saw seven different ones in three days).

Sighting highlights also included large herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as lions hunting and feasting.

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Mr & Mrs D from Oxon
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mwamba Bushcamp review

See previous feedback as stayed 6th - 10th October

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Mr & Mrs D from Oxon
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great bushcamp

An authentic bushcamp. Up close and personal with the wildlife - If staying both here and Kaingo - possibly too close as shares the same drive area

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Mr + Mrs M from Vancouver
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mwamba Bush Camp Review

The staff and management of Mwamba did a remarkable job, providing a luxury experience in a camp setting which reverts to bush in the rainy season.

Sylvester was a great guide, but the best experience came in replacing an early morning a drive with session in the hide.

The proximity of the animals, including the mud sprayed from an elephant having a mud bath, was unbelievable.

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Ms G. from USA
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Experience Africa in a Unique Setting

What a lovely Bushcamp Mwamba was.

The hosts, Lindsey and Craig, were so very pleasant and helpful and provided such a delightful experience in the wilds of Zambia. The guide, Sandy, showed us some lovely terrain on safari and the wildlife was everywhere. We experience hundreds of Cape Buffalo running to the river for a drink one day.

Many elephants and impala, baboons and vervet monkeys were seen around the camp. The location seemed to be on many of the animals normal route so wildlife were frequently seen. We really enjoyed the hide as a way to view the animals and birds in close proximity without disturbing their behavior.

All of the staff were very accommodating, helpful and so polite. You just felt very welcome from the moment you arrived.

We enjoyed the story about how every year this camp is completely dismantled at the end of the safari season when it begins to rain and then rebuilt from scratch in the dry season. It was very comfortable and showering and sleeping under the stars in the privacy of our chalet was a delightful experience. The food was very good and we had no problems with eating even fresh produce.

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Mr & Mrs F from California
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mwamba Bushcamp review

Craig and Lindy were amazing managers.

Sylvester may have been our best guide ever. He probably saved our lives from a charging elephant, we were on a walking safari.

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Mr & Mrs G from Herts
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Still the traditional bush feel

Has retained its bush character and style. Still one of our favourites. 4 rooms has made activities more flexible as long as you have 2 walking guides in Camp. Everything worked like clockwork.

Sandy was a great guide and walks were possible every day.

Waterhole hide was fabulous for mid day viewing. Game excellent.

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