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Mwamba Camp

Mwamba Camp

An intimate safari getaway deep in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, Mwamba Bush Camp nestles among cathedral-like mopane forests. Baobab forests with 600-year-old trees fill the valley along with some of Africa’s most impressive wildlife. Located in the most game-intensive area of South Luangwa National Park, the camp not only provides exceptional game viewing but also a highly natural and personalized experience.

At Mwamba Bush Camp on the banks of the Mwamba River, experience wildlife almost at your front door. A hide overlooking a waterhole immediately inside camp provides easy access for sightings of the varied wildlife that comes daily for water or a bath. Only available to six guests at a time, this reed and thatch chalet camp provides an intimate one-of-a-kind safari experience. Each chalet boasts skylights (perfect for stargazing!), romantically draped beds, and en-suite bathroom.

Twice-daily game drives provide ample opportunities for guests to venture out for some of the area’s memorable game viewing. The now-famous walking safari originated in South Luangwa National Park and continues as one of the best, most unobtrusive ways to explore the area’s rich wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. From the camp, located in one of the richest game viewing areas within the park, guests report frequent sightings of hippo, elephant (family groups can easily reach up to 70 individuals), buffalo, puku, impala, zebra, kudu, giraffe, waterbuck, leopard, two large lion prides, hyena, Nile crocodile, and nearly 400 bird species.

In addition to the camp’s extensive walking safaris, safari-goers should not miss a night drive through the park. Africa’s normally elusive leopard is commonly sighted (95% of guests successfully glimpse one!) as well as other fantastic nocturnal animals including genet, civet, serval, hyena, bush-baby, porcupine, white-tailed mongoose, numerous owl species, nightjar, hippo, honey badger, and lion.

Specially designed hides provide another unique perspective on the area’s diverse wildlife. Six different hides, from an elephant hide in the treetops to one of the three grass hides set up at various water holes to a hippo hide along the riverbank, allow for spectacular photographic opportunities.

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