Mwamba Bushcamp

Reviews of Mwamba Bushcamp

Excellent(99%) From 126 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 126 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.
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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MrC from Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A great 3 Nights

It has been a while since we last visited Mwamba and whilst there have been a few changes these have only improved the experience.

Everyone goes out of their way to ensure you have a great time and the game viewing was outstanding.

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Mr S from Maidstone
Arrived on: 24-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mwamba camp 24-27 July

My second visit to Mwamba - this time I brought 3 friends with me. As last time, we had Craig and Lindy as hosts and the superb Patrick as our guide.

This place has a real 'bush' feel, with reed walls and roof and an open air bathroom - but delivered with real style and panache. The hide in the camp overlooking the water hole is an added bonus, and we all had some great sightings of birds and animals from there. But Patrick's skill at interpreting alarm calls of baboons and squirrels, and knowing from them what was about and in which direction must be unsurpassed

We had wonderful game drives with him, and also a morning walk in the bush. The walk was something I would particularly recommend to anyone going to S Luangwa. Patrick spotted a headless baboon in a tree, and when we returned later with the vehicle we were rewarded with viewing mum leopard and her two baby cubs - a real magical 30 minutes spent watching them.

Carig and Lindy always busy in the background looking after our comfort, and did that very well - the sloshing of the hot water into our shower bucket always arrived just at the requested time!

A lovely camp to stay in - combining luxury and a real feel for being out in the bush wonderfully.

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Mr & Ms S from 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 & 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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D & M 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 & Miss S from Wimbledon
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 from 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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