ZAMAG Tours and Safaris – Agricultural Tour Operators and Ground Handlers

Mwamba Bush Camp



Mwamba Bushcamp is set beneath the shade of tall ebony trees, overlooking a waterhole in the usually dry bed of the seasonal Mwamba River in the South Luangwa National Park.   It is a very natural yet comfortable camp: small, intimate and very remote.

The four thatched chalets at Mwamba Bushcamp are simple, with reed walls and mud-packed floors, their neutral tones offset by colourful African prints, wall hangings and fabric mats on the floor. One of the chalets has twin beds, two have regular king-size beds, and the chalet furthest from the main area, designated the honeymoon suite, has a king size bed, as well as a larger veranda and a bit more privacy than the other chalets.

Within a large walk-in mosquito net, you’ll find solar-powered lights on the bedside tables to each side of the bed. Outside each chalet is a shaded veranda with a wooden table and chairs overlooking the riverbed. Attached to each chalet is a large, open-air bathroom, which is enclosed by a tall reed wall and has a real bush feel. Built around enormous ebony trees for shade, they have sandy floors covered with grass mats. Although simple, they still have flushing toilets, natural stone basins, and hot bucket showers which are filled for guests after their game drives.

The open chitenge (main area) at Mwamba is very simple and natural, with sandy floors and a low reed wall, and is lit at night by a combination of solar-powered lights, candles and paraffin lanterns. The wooden bar here is a real feature: built around a huge ebony tree entwined with python vines that support the drinks shelf. It's a great spot for a social drink before meals! There are also some cushioned chairs and a sofa, plenty of reading material and a few board games to keep you entertained.

Mwamba Bushcamp also has a couple of stunning photographic hides overlooking perennial waterholes. One of these, ‘The Last Waterhole Hide’, is situated within the camp itself. Activities on offer include morning and afternoon game drives, night drives and walking safaris.

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