Epic African Safaris
- Our safaris reflect every travelers style, time frame and budget!
Mchenja, meaning "ebony", occupies a stunning setting
beneath a magnificent grove of these trees on the banks of
the Luangwa River. It is just a short morning's walk
upstream from Kakuli Bush Camp and is in an area teaming
with wildlife. Although this camp takes luxury in the bush
to a level not previously seen in Zambia, it is a bush camp
designed to combine excellently with our other more rustic
As a luxury bush camp, Mchenja is the perfect destination
to complete a walking safari that has combined stays at a
number of our camps. Alternatively, those guests seeking a
little more comfort and pampering may choose to combine a
longer stay here, with a number of nights at the main lodge.
The camp takes luxury in the bush to a level not
previously seen in Zambia.
Mchenja consists of five stylishly designed and spacious
tents on raised platforms under thatch, with a deck in front
overlooking the Luangwa River. Each tent has an inside bath
with an outside shower room.
The tents are octagonally shaped, with a claw-foot bath
in the dressing area and each has an open-air bathroom. Set
far enough apart for privacy, the tents have mosquito screen
windows, with curtains which can be pulled across, and
wrought iron storage. Three of the tents are on one side of
the main area, and two are on the other side.
The beautiful central chitenje (lounge) is built around
one of the old fallen Mchenja (ebony) trees and guests can
cool off there in the camp’s plunge pool. Brunch is taken in
the shady lounge but dinner is more often served on the
river bank under the stars. There is also a small plunge
pool for guests to cool off during the heat of the day.
Guests and be assured of best rates at Mchenja can choose whether they want to
view their wildlife on foot or from an open gameviewing
vehicle. In addition to the ebony grove at camp there are
two other stunning groves close by, as is the case with
Kakuli, the gameviewing in this area is superb and night
drives are usually very worthwhile. Mchenja is the perfect
destination to complete a walking or driving safari that has
combined stays at a number of our bush camps. Alternatively,
those guests seeking a little more comfort and pampering may
choose to combine a longer stay here, with a number of
nights at Chinzombo, our new ultra luxury camp on the banks
of the Luangwa River. Simon Phiri is the guide/manager at
Mchenja and his encyclopedic knowledge of the plants,
animals and small things of the Luangwa will make your
safari one to remember.
Accommodation Rates:- From $580 per
person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and
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