The seasonal Mchenja Camp is nestled in the heart of the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia and offers an exclusive African bush experience for safari-goers. Set on the banks of the Luangwa River and surrounded by magnificent trees and scenic views of the National Park, Mchenja Camp is the perfect escape from the bright lights of the city. The camp boasts four luxurious rooms and a family room, all with en-suite bathrooms and nestled beneath ancient trees, providing direct access to the great outdoors, where safari-goers can disconnect from their daily lives and get back in touch with nature.
South Luangwa National Park is largely unaffected by man, allowing the diverse habitats within the park to thrive. Defined by lush valleys, rolling plains, and pristine waterways, South Luangwa National Park provides a sanctuary to prolific wildlife, beckoning nature enthusiasts from far and wide. Transfers to and from Mfuwe Airport are provided by Mchenja Camp, making a stay here hassle-free. Mfuwe Airport is accessible from Lusaka and the Lower Zambezi.
Mchenja Camp is solar-powered and there is no Wi-Fi available.
Mchenja Camp is located with the South Luangwa National Park. It is easily accessible as Mchenja Camp provided transfers to and from the local airport.
Set beneath ancient ebony trees on the banks of the Luangwa River, Time and Tide Mchenja Camp in South Luangwa National Park offers an intimate safari experience unlike any other. The Camp is surrounded by the lush Luangwa Valley and is said to be one of the best places in Africa to admire African elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and buffalo. Furthermore, its prime location means that walking safaris are easy and worthwhile. Further into the bush, leopards and lions roam freely, and are sometimes spotted exploring the Mchenja Camp’s ebony grove. Additionally, the endemic Thornicroft’s giraffe and Cookson’s wildebeest call this area home.
Most wilderness areas in Zambia are closed during the wet season as the country tends to experience severe rainfall during this period. Mchenja Camp is seasonal and opens from May 20 to November 7. The best time for safari-goers to experience the camp is anytime from June to November when wildlife viewing is at its prime. The dry season tends to get hot, with temperatures ranging from the high 20’s to almost 40 degrees Celsius during the day.
A stay at the Mchenja Camp in South Luangwa National Park is truly one of a kind. Time and Tide Mchenja Camp provides an intimate safari experience, with only five luxurious rooms available on-site. Safari enthusiasts staying here can enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of the African bush, while admiring sweeping views of the Luangwa River from the comfort of their tents. Baboons chatter from the ebony branches, while elephants often pop into the camp to explore. As one of Africa’s prime wilderness locations, walking safaris and guided game drives are a must when visiting. The local guides are known for their dedication and passion to the wellbeing of the resident wildlife and the safari-goers experience, and add a personal touch to the safari activity.
Guided game drives offer wildlife viewing from the comfort of a Land Rover, either during the day or at night, which is usually very rewarding. On foot, safari-goers will learn about the intricacies of the National Park’s ecosystem, read tracks, and come across the likes of a yawning hippo or a curious crocodile.
The majestic Mchenja Camp in South Luangwa National Park offers four luxurious tented suites, as well a family tent, all of which provide an incredible experience with a personal touch. The Camp overlooks the Luangwa River, offers modern facilities and amenities, and boasts a swimming pool for those hot summer days. There is no Wi-Fi available on-site, and the camp is solar-powered, adding an eco-friendly atmosphere to this unforgettable experience in Africa.