Mchenja Bush CampMchenja Bush Camp

Mchenja Bush Camp

From: $730.00

Mchenja Bush Camp’s five stylish chalet’s look out over the Luangwa River with private decks and floor to ceiling views. Game drives and walking safaris or relaxing on the expansive deck with Elephant splashing across the river. Dinners under the stars as the moon ripples on the river waters.


Mchenja Bush Camp

South Luangwa National Park

Arguably the most luxurious of all the Norman Carr camps, Mchenja Bush Camp lies in a grove of Ebony trees’ on the banks of the Luangwa River. There are expansive views over the river from almost every vantage point in the camp.

The main guest area is very open sitting under a thatch structure with magnificent views over the river. A corner has been dedicated to a lounge replete with a small library and is a great position from which to relax, enjoy the views and read a good book. The bar is a “help yourself” affair with bar chairs and the open plan extends out over the deck to more seating areas from which to enjoy the views.

It’s not uncommon to see herds of Elephant or Giraffe splashing their way across the river while Hippo and Crocodile bask in the sunshine. At the far end of the camp is a swimming pool.


Mchenja is small but very chic with 5 tented chalets that are positioned on the rivers banks to maximize on the views and game viewing. Your chalet is very spacious and has been designed to be both light and open with canvas walls and curtains for additional privacy.

The polished cement floors are decorated with locally made “makuti” mats and a large en-suite open bathroom that is surrounded by reed walls. The bath has great views out over the river, perfect for an afternoon soak with your book and a cold drink. A small deck extends out towards the river that has deck chairs and more river views.

One of the chalets has a second en-suite bedroom that serves as the family tent, the extra room has three single beds.

Read our Country Information for travel advice to Zambia.

If you prefer more style then Chinzombo is your dream and for more walking safaris Nsolo Bush Camp or Luwi Bush Camp are both excellent choices.

If you would like to learn more about this magnificent park for your safari to Africa, donate or get involved, then read up about Conservation South Luangwa.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly into Lusaka with Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, South African Airways, Kenya Airways or Air Namibia.

On your arrival in Lusaka we can arrange for you to be met and escorted onto a light aircraft for the flight to Mfuwe Airport.

On arrival at Mfuwe you will be met by your guide who will transfer you to the camp. This is about a 2 hour drive through the local village of Mfuwe before entering the park gate and then it’s a game drive to the camp itself.

For assistance with flights, meet and greet in Lusaka and domestic flights to Mfuwe, get in touch with us, we’ll ensure your safari plans are seamless.



  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Laundry
  • Local brand drinks
  • Transfers to and from Mfuwe Airport
  • Two daily safari activities
  • Walking safaris
  • Seasonal boating
  • Local village visits


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Domestic flights
  • Visa fees’
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Park fees’
  • Conservation levies

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