Mchenja Bush Camp offers a spectacular location underneath the trees on the banks of the Luangwa River in South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. Mchenja means "ebony" and this camp offers understated luxury in the bush combined with personalized service, exciting wildlife activities and superb service. Mchenja offers the ideal location for a walking safari and this camp combines well with Kapani Lodge at the end for a luxurious safari experience. Guests at Mchenja can choose between walking safaris or watching game for an open safari vehicle. The game viewing in this part of South Luangwa National Park is superb and night drives offer an exciting alternative providing guests the opportunity to see nocturnal animals especially leopard.
The South Luangwa National Park is one of Africa's finest wildlife sanctuaries. The Luangwa Valley offers extraordinary wildlife and birdlife and the highest concentration of wildlife in the park is found around the Luangwa River with its rich vegetation. Wildlife includes huge herds of elephants, buffalo and hippo. Sightings of lion and leopard are common. Night drives are one of the highlights of the Luangwa Valley, providing the opportunity of seeing nocturnal animals, particularly leopard. Hyenas are fairly common. The Luangwa River also has a high number of crocodiles. The Park's dominant antelope species are impala and puku, with other antelope seen including the common waterbuck, bushbuck, eland, kudu, grysbok, oribi, reedbuck, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, sable and roan. Unique species such as Thornicroft's giraffe and Cookson's wildebeest can also be seen. South Luangwa National Park is a bird watcher's paradise with over 400 hundred species of birds recorded in the Luangwa. Towards the end of the dry season, hundreds of large water birds can be seen. Red faced yellow billed storks, pelicans, the striking 1.6m saddle bill stork, the marabou stork, great white egrets, black headed herons, open billed storks and the stately goliath heron. One of the most magnificent birds is the elegant crowned crane, with its golden tufts congregating in large flocks at the salt pans.