Reviews of Mwamba Bushcamp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
124 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Mwamba Bushcamp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Mwamba was brilliant - just want to go back"
We started with a bush walk between the two camps which was really good.
Mwamba has everything that is good about Kaingo but also benefits from the proximity of the hide where there was always something going on and the fact that rather than being in the trees, it is more open so you are always aware of animals and birds moving to/from the hide.
We could have done with more time here - two nights wasn't really enough we could quite happily have done 4." See all these reviews: 6n in Zambia; 6n in Malawi
"Mwamba really is a slice of heaven"
We kept Andrew our guide for our stay in Mwamba too. That is a very good touch as we really got to know each other over the 6 days we were together and therefore he got to know what we liked, where we had already been and where we had already had sundowners - very important not to go to the same place twice! Again too much food for the evening meal, but other than that couldn't fault it.
Have rated everything excellent taking into consideration the remote location - you'd never know it!" See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
"Wonderful Wilderness Experience at Mwamba"
We saw an extraordinary number and range of animals on our game drives and night drives. And we had a great guide - deeply familiar and knowledgable about the area and the animals and very lively in sharing it all with us and a very good companion.
One of the most spectacular animal experiences we've ever had was in the hide - sitting 3 feet from animals one is otherwise never able to get (and stay!) near and watching them for long periods in perfectly natural behaviour: elephants, various antelope, baboons, wart hogs, flocks of birds. I" See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia
"Amazing visit to Mwamba camp."
It is a very special place.
I would put it in one of my top 10 places to visit anywhere in the world!
The camp hosts were very helpful, Craig and Lindy.
The room was lovely, despite it being a bush camp.
The bucket shower worked extremely well.
It has the added bonus a a waterhole hide just by the camp.
This gave us close up sightings of many animals and birds coming to drink there.
Elephants came to wash and drink, which felt very special.
We again had our wonderful guide , Patrick to take us on drives.
We saw Leopard every day, and many Lion prides.
We had a very special walk stalking a large herd of Eland.
Then we had a very special end on the last morning of 3 lionesses with their 8 cubs, 3 of which were tiny!
All in all a very special end to the trip. We will return!!" See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
"Mwamba Camp July 16"
Met at the camp by hosts Craig and Lindy who were absolutely wonderful throughout my stay - nothing was too much trouble for them - even when they didn't get much sleep because a wandering elephant was trying to 'move' their hut all night.
The rooms are basic 'bush' rooms of the type often found on safaris, but I would say 1 up on the 'luxury' tents some camps use. Comfortable bedroom area and outside flushing loo and shower. Food was excellent - plenty of it and all to a high standard.
The camp has a hide within its ambit which is well worth a visit to watch the birds and animals who 'drop in' for a drink.
My guide was Patrick - alias Dr Doolittle - I witnessed him 'talking' to a herd of wildebeest which he made turn towards us for good photos, and holding a 5 minute conversation / singing contest with a coucal which I would not have believed if I had not seen it. Very informative and knew just where to go for the best game sightings - on the last morning we followed a hunting pack of wild dogs and then saw them calling to compatriots on the other side of the river, at which point on the far bank 15 appeared and raced across the beach towards us - sensible enough not to try to cross because of the crocs - but it was an incredible hour or so which I won't ever forget.
Can't recommend the place highly enough." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
"Mwamba Bushcamp review"
The Camp is sufficiently different to be with a stay there, as is the slightly more inland approach to the drives (though the Hippo Hide was not neglected)." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
"Amazing experience at Mwamba Bushcamp"
We were guided by Sylvester, who was excellent. As we had an extended period with him, Sylvester chose to take us to different areas (for example, the Boabab Forest and Kapanda Lagoon). We did both walks and drives with Sylvester and were equally impressed on both. His ability to mimic bird sounds was truly amazing - he was able to call an owl back and forth between 2 trees (numerous flights back and forth) so we could photograph it in flight. He also found some of the more rare animals for us - notably a serval.
The staff at Mwamba were lovely. Craig and Lindy, camp managers, clearly love their job and love the property. Hopefully they will be with Shenton Safaris for years! We loved the rustic feel of the thatch chalets - Mwamba was our favorite camp for its accommodations. The food was excellent and varying food preferences were easily and graciously accommodated. After leaving, Lindy was kind enough to forward the recipes to us.
We chose Mwamba (and its sister camp Kaingo) for the focus on photography. The bean bag rests and dustcovers were appreciated. The guides are keen photographers as well, and passed along many helpful hints.
We highly recommend Mwamba Bushcamp, particularly to photography enthusiasts." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia; 4n in Seychelles; 1n in South Africa
"Mwamba Bushcamp - 3 nights"
I wanted a camp that went back to basics - especially the bucket shower - and Mwamba delivered this excellently. The rooms are 'basic' but very comfortable and the service was very good indeed (for example: specific requests about our mosquito net were very well executed).
The guiding here was excellent and Andrew deserves a rating in our 'top ten' guides over fifteen years of visiting Africa. His method of waiting and listening to the environment was an amazing experience.
We really enjoyed this camp because it was simple (which we wanted) and had superb staff and viewings." See all these reviews: 16n in Zambia
"Mwamba Bushcamp review"
The wildlife was not as dense, but we did have a lot of viewings and also lots of eagles. The facilities are so unique and it was fun to experience them. Charlie and Matt were very good hosts / guides." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia
"Mwamba Bushcamp review"
Game in the area was simply astounding - lions galore, leopards day and night, along with all the other mammals. The hides were a spectacular addition, enabling intimate photography with animals and birds. The food was excellent and we especially enjoyed our romantic dinner on top of the anthill.
Mwamba provided the perfect blend of bush camp life with a high level of comfort. We couldn't have had a better introduction." See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia
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