Mchenja Bush Camp

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South Luangwa, Zambia

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 teeming 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 other more rustic locations. The camp comprises four stylishly designed tents each under its own thatched roof and with a deck in front overlooking the Luangwa river. The tents have inside baths with an outside shower room.

There is a small pool alongside the bar within the thatched main chitenje, allowing you to seek cool refuge after the morning’s safari activities.

Guests staying at Mchenja can choose whether they want to view their wildlife on foot or from an open game viewing vehicle.  The gameviewing in this area is superb and night drives are usually very worthwhile.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate the Luangwa Valley into a greater Zambia and African holiday. Take a look at The Best of Southern Africa as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

Mchenja Bush Camp Information

Location & Getting There

Mchenja Bush camp is located at South Luangwa National Park. It is a 1 hour flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe followed by a 2 hour game drive to the camp.


Mchenja Bush Camp comprises of four tented chalets which are spacious and contains canvas windows which allows good ventilation. Each tent has its own en-suite bathroom, an open-air bathroom that is equipped with a hot & cold shower, a flush toilet and a hand-basin in the corner.


- Pool: 1 Swimming pool
- Dining: 1 Chitenje bar


The main draw is game viewing and guests can opt for game drives or walking safaris. Night drives in this region are very much worthwhile too.


Children are welcomed but no specific facilities are available.

Mchenja Bush Camp Price Guide

3 out of 5

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Mchenja Bush Camp