South Luangwa National Park
Mchenja, meaning "ebony", occupies a stunning setting beneath a magnificent grove of ebony trees on the banks of the Luangwa River. Mchenja is a luxurious, elegant and stylish tented camp overlooking a huge sweeping bend in the Luangwa. Each of the five specially designed octagonal tents has their own private en-suite open air bathroom plus Victorian style baths with river view.
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.
Guests staying 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 encyclopaedic knowledge of the plants, animals and small things of the Luangwa will make your safari one to remember.
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Mchenja Bush Camp Film
Excellent game viewing areas especially for cats
Luxury camp in a magical ebony grove
Elephant in Camp. Elephants love the Mchenja fruit (Mchenja means ebony in the local language)
Plunge pool great for cooling off after a game walk or drive
1 Jul - 31 Oct
Luxury Safari Tent
5 doubles or twins$665
Single Supplement (pppn in Jul - Oct)$180
15 May - 30 Jun | 1 - 7 Nov
Luxury Safari Tent
- Rates: Per person per night
- Inclusions: Accommodation, all meals, bar drinks and house wines (except Kapani in 2013), transfers to and from Mfuwe airport, inter-camp transfers, all game-viewing activities, laundry, and all taxes.
- National Park Fees and Flights: $60 per person per night and subject to change
Dates are dependent on the weather - please double check actual opening dates before planning your safari.