Reviews of Mwamba Camp-out
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Mwamba Camp-out review
We stayed at a makeshift camp beside a lagoon - it was not the permanent platform at Mwamba. I suspect we had a more interesting time at this location, although we didn't have the views which we might have had from the platform.
We felt (fairly) safe even when woken at 2am because we were surrounded by nine lions! What an amazing experience!
We loved being, quite literally, under the stars. The braii was wonderful (I don't know how they coped at Kaingo as we had the chef with us!) and the bush loo was wonderful!
Mwamba Camp Out
The four of us had a fabulous walk into the Camp Out with Patrick and Gideon. We felt very safe with them and saw lion, leopard, hyena, buffalo and elephant, amongst other things. Very unusual for a bush walk. However, we all felt that the standard of the Camp Out was not good enough, in spite of having very good support staff who travelled by vehicle to set the camp up. There were only two chairs for the four of us and no table. We slept on mattresses covered by mosquito nets, with no privacy for undressing and the toilet arrangements were behind a bush. Our supper was a stew, which although tasty was rather sparse. The next morning we walked to meet the support staff at another location, where they cooked a very good breakfast for us.
We felt that although we wanted a 'bush' experience and sleeping out, we would have like fly tents, chairs and a table.
Expert Africa comments
Mwamba responded with the following:
We are extremely sorry to read that these travellers had been disappointed with their experience on the Mwamba Camp Out, although at least the walking experience, guiding and sightings seemed to have exceeded their expectations. We have always promoted our camp outs as a return to nature adventure, where guests can experience the plainness of a minimalist set up, away from usual distractions in order to connect with the wilderness at its simplest. It is definitely not for everyone.
Supper is normally enjoyed sitting on a log by the fire, the fare is simple, but it sounds like there may not have been enough in this instance. This should never be the case, one of the complaints we are well used to hearing is too much food!
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback, it is our goal to continually improve our safaris and a vital part of this is taking into account feedback from our guests.